Opinion

05/22/2018 - 4:57pm
Age of the Geek Column: All eyes in Iowa have been on Maddie Poppe this week as the small town girl from Clarksville takes the national stage as finalist on "American Idol." (Note: this column was written on Monday before the results of the contest) Win or lose, Poppe has a bright future ahead of her. Her story is one we all aspire to in one form or another. She's living the dream...
05/22/2018 - 4:55pm
Letter to the Editor: To the editor: With the notification by the County Assessor that con-tractors and others soon will descend on Franklin County to evaluate property, home invaders – such as burglars – must be ecstatic thinking about the potential cornucopia of riches in front of them. Apparently all they will need to do is show up...
05/22/2018 - 4:54pm
Editorial: Speaking with those who worked closest with him, a common characteristic associated with Franklin County Sheriff Linn Larson was his patience and willingness to listen and work with anyone. We at the Hampton Chronicle and Mid-America Publishing saw that as well. Larson was willing to provide as much information as possible when a...
05/15/2018 - 5:08pm
Alternative Column: The letter to the Hampton Chronicle concerning the assessor's right to enter our homes was long overdue. Franklin County claims a right to assess the value of our homes, inside and out, in order to establish a fair property tax rate. I understand the need for taxes in order to maintain infrastructure here. But like taxes on...
05/15/2018 - 5:06pm
Age of the Geek Column: What an emotional roller coaster it's been this week for watchers of Fox television. Last Thursday, the network took a virtual machete to their line-up of scheduled programming, canceling a nearly a half-dozen shows to clear room in the next season for Thursday Night Football. Two devilish dramas, "Lucifer"...
05/15/2018 - 5:04pm
Editorial: Winter is over. Finally. Now it’s time to get out and explore what the Franklin County area has to offer. The recent weather, at least when the rain decides to subside for a couple of hours, has been conducive for walks, hikes, bike rides, fishing and much more. The various city and county departments responsible for our public...
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