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08/28/2014 - 4:48pm
West Fork United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual ice cream social on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and serving will begin at 5 p.m. The church is located five miles east of Sheffield on C-13, and then three miles south on S-56. The menu includes beef burgers, chips, pickles, beverages, bars and homemade ice cream. A free will offering will be taken at the door, and the proceeds will go to the...
08/12/2014 - 4:58pm
For Hampton-Dumont Superintendent Todd Lettow, the frenzied rush of a new school year is always a welcomed spectacle each August.   “I truly mean this every year – this is an exciting time,” he said. “It’s always exciting and very hectic.”   Students throughout the district may feel...
08/05/2014 - 3:09pm
A proposed plan to build a 1.85 million-bushel grain storage facility near Rowan could invest up to $10 million in Franklin County if everything goes according to plan.      The Franklin County Board of Supervisors met with NEW Cooperative Grain Manager Mark Walter at its meeting Monday and discussed preliminary blueprints...
08/05/2014 - 3:07pm
New DNR Conservation Officer Jordon Hansen is hoping increased law enforcement will curb a recent wave of illegal hunting, fishing and trapping in Franklin County.      Hansen began his duties in July. His territory includes Franklin and Butler counties, and he will patrol every public waterway, hunting reserve and...
08/05/2014 - 3:06pm
     A house in Hampton was reduced to smoldering ruins early last week after a raging inferno engulfed the structure, rendering it a complete loss.      However, it was all part of the plan.      The Hampton Fire Department held a controlled burn at a house owned by Robert Bohr located...
08/05/2014 - 3:05pm
Judy Hankom isn’t quite sure how many thousands of miles she’s traveled during the past two years, but she knows it’s a lot.      “I wish I would have kept track,” said the Hampton woman. “It would have been interesting to see the final number after it was all said and done.”...
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