Greg Forbes

12/14/2017 - 2:23pm
No measureable snow has fallen yet, but city and county crews are ready once the snow starts piling up. Jay Waddingham, Franklin County Engineer, said winter preparations typically begin in the summer, when salt is pur-chased through the Iowa DOT. Doug Tarr, Hampton Public Works Director, also said the city begins purchas-ing and stocking up salt and sand far before snow is a threat. Preparation...
12/06/2017 - 5:19pm
The USDA’s final harvest report released Monday reflects a successful harvest for north central Iowa, but a Franklin County official said results are even better than the report indicates. Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension Field Agronomist who services Franklin County, said that while the report shows 98 percent of corn in...
12/06/2017 - 5:00pm
No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a Sheffield house Sunday night. Sheffield Fire Department Assistant Chief Calvin Primus said no one was home when a fire was reported in the 500 block of Maple Street shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. Crews arrived on scene and discovered the fire started in the basement and had spread to the attic. Primus...
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