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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...
07/28/2015 - 4:17pm
High spirits and happy smiles were plentiful last Friday when the Hampton Community Christian Daycare broke ground on its new addition.      “You can’t even imagine how much I’m looking forward to this,” said director Laura Bradley. “This is desperately needed.”      The...
07/21/2015 - 4:26pm
The 2015 Relay For Life of Franklin County will be held this Saturday at the Hampton-Dumont High School track. Local residents are encouraged to participate and help support cancer survivors, their families and future medical research.      The event kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Multiple games and other fun...
07/21/2015 - 4:23pm
Lauren Dirksen was crowned the 2015 Franklin County Fair Queen during last Thursday’s competition in the Phelps Tent. Dirksen was selected from a field of nine competitors. She is the daughter of Brandy and Todd Dirksen, Hampton.
07/21/2015 - 4:22pm
A poultry judge stood by a line of birdless cages Thursday at the Franklin County Fair, deliberating an unconventional poultry show.      In May, when the bird flu outbreak caused the Iowa Department of Agriculture to prohibit live birds from this year’s exhibits, ISU extension and 4-H organizers sought an alternative....
07/21/2015 - 4:20pm
Tall Corn members gather to celebrate milestone        Generations of Tall Corn FFA alumni converged on the Franklin County Fair last Thursday during a special event commemorating the chapter’s 75th anniversary.      The reunion helped kick off Tall Corn’s year-long celebration of the...
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