Greg Forbes

11/29/2018 - 3:20pm
One of Hampton’s most prominent musical groups is ready to celebrate its 40th year with a fun and festive Christmas concert. This year’s Franklin Chorale annual Christmas concert will be Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 22 First Ave. SW in Hampton. Founded by Mary Lou Semler in 1978, the Franklin Chorale has featured the best vocal talent...
11/29/2018 - 3:17pm
The Franklin County Alcoholism Service Center is scheduled to close at the end of the year. Larry Fanny, director of the center since 2010, informed the Franklin County Board of Supervisors last week that he is retiring and services will end on Dec. 31st. Fanny said that Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings will still be held at the center on...
11/15/2018 - 10:54am
Now officially elected, Franklin County Sheriff Aaron Dodd. Dodd, who was appointed to the position in May following the death of then-sheriff Linn Larson, was formally elected as Franklin County Sheriff in last Tuesday’s midterm election. Dodd, who came to the department as a sheriff’s deputy in 2003, said he’s humbled by the...
11/15/2018 - 10:52am
A newly planted silhouette sweet gum tree outside of the Franklin Medical Clinic serves as a reminder of a beloved former employee. Dr. David Dennis, who served the Franklin County area for nearly 40 years, died after a short battle with cancer towards the end of September. To honor him, clinic staff decided to have a living memorial tree planted...
11/08/2018 - 11:19am
Medal of Honor recipient Private James W. Fous died as many knew him: a hero. Fous, a native of Omaha, was killed in May 1968 when he fell on an enemy grenade to save the lives of three of his fellow Army soldiers during his service in the Vietnam War, an action that merited the Medal of Honor. Fous’ death came during the most deadly period...
10/25/2018 - 11:13am
When asked what they want to be when they grow up, children are often quick to respond “policeman,” “firefighter” or “doctor.” Col. Michael Scalise had an answer for that question when he was five years old. That answer turned into a 30-year career with the United States Marine Crops. “I’ve never...
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