Greg Forbes

08/01/2018 - 2:44pm
As area children found out last week, science can be a little weird and a lot of fun. Nearly a dozen students, from third grade and up, participated in the Iowa State University Extension Franklin County’s Outdoor Science Camp at Mayne’s Grove. In the morning, students learned about raptors and their habitats, characteristics and more from former Franklin County Conservation Director...
07/18/2018 - 3:29pm
As corn grows and dry conditions produce dust, law enforcement officials are encouraging motorists to use added caution while navigating rural roads this summer. Franklin County Sheriff Aaron Dodd said one of the most important steps to avoid accidents on gravel roads this time of year is to exercise patience and awareness at intersections, as...
07/18/2018 - 3:26pm
The Republican Party of Franklin County on Friday tabbed current Franklin County Sheriff Aaron Dodd as its candidate for sheriff for the November election. The Republican party held its special convention last Friday evening to choose a candidate. Rick Rieken, a deputy with the sheriff’s office, was also considered for nomination. Of the...
06/06/2018 - 3:50pm
Summer fun has begun, but healthcare off icials want to make sure the heat and sun are enjoyed as safely as possible. Allie Kjormoe, ARNP at Franklin Medical Center- Hampton, said summer’s heat, sun exposure and humidity can be dangerous if not approached properly. “Prolonged heat and sun exposure can lead to sunburn, heat exhaustion...
06/06/2018 - 3:15pm
Summertime and ice cream go hand in hand, but for one Hampton native, the frozen treat is a year round commitment. Dereck Lewis, a 2004 Hampton-Dumont graduate, is the man responsible for Thelma’s Treats, the ice cream sandwich brand that combines homemade cookies and soft serve ice cream. Thelma’s, the name an homage to his...
05/23/2018 - 5:36pm
Franklin County Sheriff Linn Larson’s position required him to wear many hats and titles, but he carried one unique designation for Alicia Thomson. “He was my cancer buddy,” said Thomson. Larson, who passed away last Tuesday and had battled cancer himself, became a source of strength and support for Thomson after she was...
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