Greg Forbes

07/29/2019 - 4:57pm
      A literal massive piece of railroad history rolled through Franklin County last week and attracted an audience of all ages along the way.       Children and adults alike lined the railroad tracks to catch a glimpse of Union Pacific’s Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014, which UP began efforts to restore in 2013. The Big Boy was a staple in UP...
07/29/2019 - 4:51pm
With Iowa corn, knee-high by the Fourth of July can quickly turn to mirror high by the end of July and create vision problems for motorists.  Franklin County Sheriff Aaron Dodd said the best way to navigate tall corn at intersections is to simply be cautious and wait.  “A lot of people get used to expecting being able to see...
06/27/2019 - 3:17pm
For about 20 minutes on Saturday, the action at Coulter Fun Day settled to honor those who served in the United States Military and acknowledge a new piece of Coulter history. The American Legion Riders on Saturday morning hosted a dedication for the Franklin County Freedom Rock, painted by artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen last fall. The...
06/27/2019 - 3:11pm
Franklin County Public Health wants to remind parents and guardians that free immunization services may be available for their children through the Vaccines for Children Program that is offered by the state of Iowa Public Health currently offers immunizations against Hepatitis B, MMR, Polio, DTAP, Varicella, HIB. Rotavirus and pneumonia, as well...
06/20/2019 - 3:10pm
Food served hot off the grill outside of Youth for Christ in Hampton will help send area students to summer camp. Darwin Van Horn, director of the Hampton location, said that the organization last Wednesday hosted a cookout to help raise money to send students to National Youth for Christ middle school camp at Sunstream Christian Retreat in August...
06/13/2019 - 12:52pm
Warm, dry conditions, hard work and good old-fashioned time have led to some improvements to Franklin County’s rural roads. County Engineer Jay Waddingham said that problem areas do still remain, but brief periods of dry weather have allowed crews to fill in ruts with rock and blade rough areas. “Frost boils are going down, but there...
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