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04/21/2017 - 12:05pm
Michael Lynn Rodemeyer Sr., 71, Hampton, was arrested on April 20, 2017, after a weeklong investigation into reports of alleged sexual abuse of a minor, spanning three years. Rodemeyer faces four counts of sexual abuse: two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree by the Hampton Police Department, and one count of sexual abuse in the second degree and one count of sexual abuse in the third...
03/28/2017 - 3:25pm
     Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives Linda Upmeyer (R- District 54) and State Senator Amanda Ragan (D-District 27) held a legislative forum at Center One, Hampton, last Friday, as part of a combined district tour to discuss the status of legislation in Iowa.      A standing room only crowd turned up...
03/28/2017 - 2:53pm
     FFA supporters were invited to attend Tall Corn FFA’s fifth annual chapter banquet on Thursday, March 23 at the Franklin County Convention Center.      With dinner starting at 6 p.m., FFA members and supporters came together for a catered meal before viewing the group’s annual awards meeting....
03/27/2017 - 2:09pm
    A recent report by the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement Agency (ICE) ranked Franklin County Iowa a top 10 jurisdiction for detainers issued by the federal agency within the dates of Jan. 28, 2017 and Feb. 3, 2017, with five detainers issued.     For reference, ICE may issue detainers to jurisdictions (a legal...
03/21/2017 - 4:06pm
     The Hampton Branch of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. will cease production operations as of March 24, according to Plant Manager Andy Richardson. The plant will continue to operate until inventory is depleted.       “It was a surprise to hear this and to have this confirmed,” Executive...
03/21/2017 - 4:06pm
Deal hinges on tax code valuation      With Alliant’s interest in purchasing four lots on the south side of the Latimer Industrial Park, city mayor and council are enlisting the help of the North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG) to address possible methods of funding to cover they city’s share of costs in...
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