Greg Forbes

04/25/2019 - 10:36am
Don’t tell the Franklin County 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Senior team that not growing up on a livestock production is a disadvantage. The team, consisting of Jaiden Shahan, of Ackley, Jenna Shahan, of Ackley, Jacob Fjeld, of Iowa Falls, Mikayla Fjeld, of Iowa Falls and Elizabeth Thiesen, Alden, claimed the State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl title at the state competition last Saturday, April 13....
04/25/2019 - 10:33am
Nearly a year of planning and training for Belmond resident Angie Flores culminated last week as she crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Even though she ran every step of the challenging 26.2 mile course, Flores still had a hard time comprehending what she had just done when she finished with a time of three hours and 58 minutes....
04/18/2019 - 10:22am
A group of volunteers from the Hampton area saw firsthand the impact of historic flooding in Southwest Iowa. Chris Sauke, of Church of the Living Word, organized a group of 15 volunteers to travel to Hamburg, Iowa Saturday to assist with flood cleanup. The group arrived in Hamburg at 9 a.m. Saturday and got to work helping a homeowner prepare a...
04/18/2019 - 10:20am
A wet start to spring brings an air of déjà vu to the area’s crop planting season. Angie Rieck-Heinz, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension, said once again, rain has put a hold on efforts to get fields ready for planting. Last year, wet conditions pushed planting into late May in some areas. While it’s...
04/11/2019 - 9:38am
Volunteers are needed to a pack a bus to pitch in with flood relief assistance this weekend. Chris Sauke, Church of the Living Word, said he is seeking 55 people to travel to Hamburg, Iowa to help out those who have been affected by the catastrophic flooding that began last month. The bus will leave at 4:30 a.m. at the Faith Baptist Church parking...
04/04/2019 - 11:15am
A splash of color to downtown Hampton’s streetlights serves as a sobering reminder of those that suffer from sexual abuse. For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Crisis Intervention Services representatives placed teal ribbons on 20 streetlights in downtown. Along with the ribbons are informational cards that include statistics on sexual...
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