Greg Forbes

10/04/2018 - 12:00pm
The name Bob Artley brings to mind memories of the Franklin County native’s prescient artwork and political cartoons. But guests to the Hampton Public Library last Tuesday learned a little more of the personal life about the man behind the art. Artley’s children Rob Artley, Steve Artley and Joan Sterner visited the library and told stories of their father that not many had heard...
09/27/2018 - 11:25am
For the second time in less than a month, Franklin County experienced widespread flooding following torrential rains. Last Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, the area had upwards of six inches of rainfall. The rain, coupled with already saturated ground, caused the closure of roads due to standing water and flooded basements. Thomas...
09/19/2018 - 4:37pm
Area citizens broke a little sweat in the unseasonable heat to help those in need. Church World Services, which provides hunger relief nationally and internationally, on Sunday conducted its annual, nationwide CROP Hunger Walk, which challenges communities to walk and raise money to help end hunger both at home and across the world. Nearly 30...
09/12/2018 - 4:04pm
A wet end to the growing season has created some potential concerns for area crop producers. Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension field agronomist who serves Franklin County, said standing water after torrential and consistent rains could create stalk quality issues i n cor n. She advises farmers to go into fields and conduct a sample...
09/12/2018 - 4:02pm
Franklin County Conservation last weekend welcomed a new resource for outdoors enthusiasts. On Saturday, Franklin County Conservation and Pheasants Forever held a dedication ceremony for the Forever Fen, a hunting and recreational plot on Spring Creek west of Beed’s Lake. Ned Parker, Franklin County Conservation Director, said the land is...
09/05/2018 - 4:24pm
Peyton Kofoot’s fair project garnered a blue ribbon at the Franklin County Fair and a purple at the Iowa State Fair, but the meaning behind the project what gives the project its heart. Peyton, a sixth grader at Hampton- Dumont, elected to research the history of the ice cream stand at the Franklin County for the self-determined 4-H project...
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