Greg Forbes

12/12/2019 - 2:13pm
When the general election rolls around in November, the ballot will look somewhat strange to Franklin County Auditor Michelle Giddings. Giddings, who was first elected auditor in 2000, has announced that she will not seek reelection to the position next year when her term is up. This will mark the first time in six elections she will not see her name on the ballot or on the final tally once votes...
11/21/2019 - 12:51pm
State education leaders last Friday saw firsthand successes and new programs of area schools. Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise, School Administrators of Iowa Executive Director Roark Horn and Iowa State Education Association President Mike Beranek spent Friday touring CAL, West Fork and Clear Lake school districts and took the...
11/08/2019 - 8:38am
Members from all reaches of the community got a first-hand glimpse into what it takes to be an immigrant to the country. La Luz Hispana on Satur-day hosted “Getting in Line: An Immigration Simulation” at the Youth For Christ building in Hampton. The activity pitted participants with vari-ous scenarios regarding their arrival in the...
10/24/2019 - 9:40am
Mid-October brought below freezing temperatures but area crops dodged disaster for the most part. Angie Rieck- Hinz, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said that temperatures on Oct. 11 dropped to 30 degrees in the area overnight. Rieck-Hinz said that while temperatures likely reached colder temperatures in lower...
10/10/2019 - 11:11am
Speaker of the Iowa House Linda Upmeyer last week announced that her 18th year serving in the Iowa House of Representatives will be her last. Upmeyer last Monday issued a release announcing she will not seek reelection in 2020 and will step down as Speaker of the House in late 2019. In an interview with the Hampton Chronicle, Upmeyer said she...
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...
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