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10/21/2014 - 3:06pm
A jury trial involving the City of Hampton and local landlord Milton Heyde was postponed last Wednesday until further notice, according to documents filed in Franklin County District Court.      Heyde, the defendant, is refuting a July nuisance property citation issued to a duplex he owns at 120 and 120 1/2 1st Ave. NE. A jury trial was set for Oct. 28 to decide the matter...
09/30/2014 - 3:10pm
A recent evaluation of Hampton’s downtown district will provide invaluable information for future improvements and possible business expansion, according to the study’s coordinators.      Main Street Iowa, a statewide organization dedicated to economic development, conducted a market analysis in downtown Hampton...
09/30/2014 - 3:08pm
One of Franklin County’s most well-known native sons returned home last weekend for a special ceremony commemorating his 20-year political career.      Alexander native and current Third Congressional District Rep. Tom Latham was honored Saturday night during a special program hosted by the Franklin County Republicans...
09/30/2014 - 3:08pm
Antiques, junk and everything in between was up for sale at The Market during their fall event last Friday and Saturday at Maynes Grove. The two-day shopping event brought in hundreds of customers looking for hidden treasures among the vintage antiques and homemade crafts.      Started last year by Geneva Betterment, The...
09/30/2014 - 3:07pm
Beautiful weather led to a great turnout for the 2014 Franklin County Fresh on the Farm tour Sunday afternoon. The event, also known as the “Farm Crawl,” featured locally- grown products at three Franklin County farms.  Guests were free to come and go as they pleased and had the chance to sample fresh vegetables, fruit and...
09/23/2014 - 3:33pm
The sound of gunfire rattled the hallways at South Side Elementary last week as bullet casings from a rifle and handgun fell to the floor. Faculty members remained inside their rooms and offices, eagerly waiting for the shots to stop.      Thankfully, it was all just a drill.      The exercise was part...
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