Greg Forbes

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 United States and how they would go about obtaining...
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...
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...
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