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04/21/2015 - 3:03pm
Local officials are hoping state administrators approve Franklin County’s application to participate in a program designed to lure skilled military veterans into Iowa communities.      Franklin County applied for Home Base Iowa Community certification in late March. The program allows local governments and other organizations to develop special incentive packages for...
04/07/2015 - 3:31pm
Hampton woman memorializes loved ones with homemade teddy bears         A hobby that began as a way to remember departed family members has transformed into a growing business opportunity for Hampton resident Robbi Stevens.      Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Homes recently expanded their memorial offerings with a...
03/31/2015 - 2:54pm
The Hampton City Council voted to expedite the early planning stages of a water main replacement project during a short meeting last Thursday.      The city intends to replace water mains between Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Avenue Southwest early this summer by boring in new pipe. The project’s estimated price tag doesn...
03/31/2015 - 2:52pm
Ambitious Hampton businesses have a shot at winning $8,000 thanks to a new competition launched by Main Street Iowa.      The contest, called Open 4 Business, is designed to help Main Street Iowa programs provide additional support and resources for their downtown districts. Open 4 Business allows Main Street shops, restaurants...
03/31/2015 - 2:51pm
A report ranking the healthiest counties in Iowa recently gave local residents high marks for their commitment to exercise and a healthy lifestyle.      County Health Rankings & Roadmaps picked Franklin County as the 20th healthiest county in the state this year. The report combines data from a wide range of vital health...
03/31/2015 - 2:46pm
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors gave a new name to the old Hampton Gospel Hall building during its meeting on Monday, March 30.      After approving a lease agreement to allow the use of the building by the food pantry, the board members brainstormed an official name for the county’s new building, eventually...
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