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05/19/2015 - 1:05pm
The Hampton-Dumont Board of Education unanimously approved a list of summer projects during a brief meeting Monday night.      Most of the projects will improve entry areas and parking lots at the district’s four school buildings. The total price tag for the five-item list is around $50,000.      Three of the projects will be completed at North Side...
04/21/2015 - 3:03pm
Local officials are hoping state administrators approve Franklin County’s application to participate in a program designed to lure skilled military veterans into Iowa communities.      Franklin County applied for Home Base Iowa Community certification in late March. The program allows local governments and other...
04/21/2015 - 2:56pm
Former Franklin County supervisor, Latimer city council member and mayor Jerry Plagge died Saturday following an extended battle with cancer.      Plagge, 72, served on the Franklin County Board of Supervisors for 12 years. He started his career in local government with the Latimer City Council more than 30 years ago and...
04/21/2015 - 2:53pm
Local emergency personnel are reminding Franklin County residents about controlled burn regulations following a string of fire calls this month.      Landowners wishing to conduct controlled burns must first call the sheriff’s office and provide details about the time and location of the fire. Franklin County fire...
04/21/2015 - 2:51pm
Longtime restaurant owner Jo Gorder has never been accused of slacking on the job.      “I’m more of a stander,” she said as she rushed around Gorder’s Café in Bradford. “I can only sit so long until it’s time to do something else.”      Gorder will have more...
04/21/2015 - 2:49pm
The nation’s largest student-led anti-abortion organization has claimed Hampton-Dumont High School Principal Steve Madson violated a student’s free speech rights by preventing her from forming an official anti-abortion club at H-D.      Lawyers representing Students for Life of America contest that Madson infringed...
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