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05/05/2016 - 2:34pm
    Remains found yesterday in a wooded area northeast of Hampton were deemed not human by Franklin County investigators.     According to a report released Thursday by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, a citizen found bones while mushroom hunting on May 4. Chief Deputy Linn Larson said the discovery occurred in a wooded area near the Franklin-Butler County...
04/05/2016 - 4:34pm
     Officials at Franklin County Conservation are hoping a large capital investment will increase traffic at a popular local campground.      Work is underway on a new bathroom facility at Mallory Park. Once finished, three new stalls with showers will be available to campers this summer. Preliminary groundwork...
04/05/2016 - 3:36pm
     Two Franklin County organizations recently benefited from a special program aimed at beautifying communities across the state.      The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Geneva Community Betterment (GCB) landed grants to help with two projects in Hampton and Geneva. The Chamber will use the...
03/30/2016 - 9:14pm
            Hampton officials believe future role-playing activities at the former Franklin County Jail could violate portions of the city’s zoning ordinance.             Hampton City Manager Ron Dunt informed jail owner Mark...
03/29/2016 - 3:40pm
     Following a week of speculation, plans to build a pork processing facility near Mason City have been officially announced.      Prestage Foods of Iowa formally announced the project on March 21, declaring their intentions to build a $240 million plant that will employ up to 1,000 people.    ...
03/29/2016 - 3:40pm
     The new owner of the former Franklin County Jail says the facility will not be used to host extreme non-sexual bondage.      Mark Gudmundsen answered questions in a follow-up interview after new information surfaced online. Images and videos on MenInChains.com and SlaveBound.com show Gudmundsen in various...
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