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08/27/2015 - 12:08pm
A famous war memorial received a warm Franklin County welcome Wednesday during a kickoff ceremony for a special four-day salute to Vietnam War veterans. The Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial passed through the area on I-35 escorted by a roaring convoy of motorcycles. The motorcade was headed to Forest City for Operation Landing Zone (LZ), which hopes to give area veterans the welcome home they...
08/04/2015 - 8:02pm
A “bewildering” achievement         A lifetime of dedicated community service has paid off in a big way for Coulter’s Dennis Carlson.      The local volunteer and former conservation director will serve as Iowan of the Day on Aug. 18 at the Iowa State Fair. The award honors...
08/04/2015 - 8:01pm
Addressing concerns about a skilled worker shortage, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds advocated increasing workforce recruitment efforts to retain young Iowa talent during a visit to Hampton July 28.      Reynolds stopped at Omnium Land O’Lakes as part of her annual 99-county tour. She met with local economic development officials...
07/28/2015 - 4:24pm
Ongoing drama over a rewiring project at North Side Elementary continued Monday night during the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education’s regular meeting.      The board met with representatives from Dumont Telephone and Advance Tech Solutions to discuss the project. Earlier this month, members voted to void a rewiring...
07/28/2015 - 4:23pm
Relay For Life inspires optimism for cancer cure        More than $60,000 and a lot of awareness was raised for the fight against cancer Saturday at the Relay For Life of Franklin County.      The current subtotal from donations, sponsorships, sales and team fundraisers will be further boosted by two...
07/28/2015 - 4:19pm
New playground equipment to be installed Aug. 6-8        Six months of intense fundraising and extensive planning will culminate next week during a special three-day project in Harriman Park.      The Kiwanis Club of Hampton will wrap up its Harriman Playground Park for Youth (HAPPY) campaign with a...
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