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02/09/2016 - 6:45pm
     Chipped white paint speckles the brick exterior of the old Geneva school auditorium. Despite bitter February temperatures outside, three large rusty windows remain locked open while others stay shuttered with boards.      The aging building might look like an abandoned relic of the past, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.    ...
01/19/2016 - 6:29pm
How, when and where to participate Feb. 1        Local officials aren’t exactly sure how many Franklin County voters will turn out during the 2016 Iowa Caucus, but they’re expecting quite a crowd.      “We’re anticipating a big turnout because there’s a long lineup of well-...
01/19/2016 - 6:28pm
Family, community members share memories, hope for resolution in case of missing Hampton man       Everything seemed normal the day Iowa beat Iowa State’s football team in 2013.     April Hemmes, an alumna of the latter and die-hard Cyclone fan, expected to hear gloating from her 22-year-old son Ethan...
01/19/2016 - 6:26pm
Local students picked the brain of a six-term U.S. senator Friday afternoon during a special event at Hampton-Dumont High School.      Sen. Chuck Grassley addressed a packed gymnasium and fielded questions on topics ranging from Donald Trump to terrorism. Grassley said he enjoyed meeting with students and believed it was a...
01/13/2016 - 11:22am
    Judge James Drew set accused murderer Ronald Rand’s bond at $1 million Wednesday morning, according to online court records.     Drew’s decision came after a bond review hearing Tuesday. Rand’s attorney originally requested that his bond get lowered to $10,000 and that he be released to his...
01/12/2016 - 5:40pm
Former U.S. congressman and Alexander native Tom Latham announced his lymphoma diagnosis Jan. 6 on his verified Facebook page.      “We are working with a great team of doctors and have a special treatment plan in place,” he wrote. “I am very confident that with their help I will beat this and be back to full...
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