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01/17/2017 - 5:03pm
     In the wake of the election of Republican Donald Trump as the United States’ 45 president, many are questioning upcoming policies regarding his election rhetoric about immigration, border security and undocumented immigrants. The Chronicle reached out to Yer Vang, immigration attorney with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Debuque to discuss legal matter regarding...
12/27/2016 - 5:49pm
     As the season of giving falls upon Franklin County, so continues the giving at CAL school.      Having come up and running the last several weeks, CAL enters its fifth year with the BackPack Program, an initiative through the Food Bank of Iowa. The program’s design is “to lessen the consequence...
12/27/2016 - 4:50pm
     The Hampton City Council discussed the governing body’s options if and when the Franklin County Developmental Association commissioned housing study yields information about a housing shortage, as many in the area anticipate. Mayor Brook Boehmler expressed to the council that he did not want the housing study to be...
12/20/2016 - 5:26pm
8 findings were correct or partially corrected, while eight remain      A Periodic Examination Report on the City of Dumont was released through the Iowa State Auditor’s office. The private examination by Faller, Kincheloe & Co, PLC conducted the examination as part of the Iowa Code for a follow up of an examination...
12/20/2016 - 5:25pm
Board to ponder keeping CAL K-5 or K-6      After several months of intensive meetings and budget workshops with board members and school administrators, a decision on whole grade sharing is imminent between CAL and the Hampton-Dumont School Districts.      What started out in 2016 as tax increases for the...
12/20/2016 - 5:24pm
Friends, family, and colleagues gathered to celebrate the retirement of Sheriff Larry Richtsmeier at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center on Monday. Fellow law enforcement officers came from across North Iowa to congratulate Richtsmeier for his 35 year career, punctuated with Director Jim Saunders of the state's Investigative Operations...
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