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03/21/2019 - 1:24pm
Dodgeball may not seem like the friendliest of sports but it was all smiles Sunday night at the Franklin Wellness Center. Nearly 70 children and adults flocked to the wellness center for the annual 4-H Dodgeball Tournament. Jackie Dohlman, Franklin County Extension Youth Coordinator, said the event brings 4-H clubs throughout the area together for a night of friendly competition. She said the...
03/07/2019 - 11:21am
It may have been a cold evening for singing, but it was still a grand night as the Franklin County Arts Council presented the 9th annual Young Performing Artist & Scholarship Benefit Concert at Faith Baptist Church on Saturday, March 2. Every year the concert invites two vocal professionals to visit Hampton, presenting the area with a musical...
02/28/2019 - 12:14pm
New housing will soon be available in Sheffield. Edgington Apartments will soon be open for rent, bringing new purpose to an empty building in downtown Sheffield. Located in what was previously the town’s grocery store, Floyd “Junior” Edgington purchased the vacant building and set out to repurpose it into a series of apartments...
02/28/2019 - 12:13pm
Blizzard conditions shut down large swaths of the state this weekend as plow crews struggled to keep up with the drifts and piles of heavy snowfall. Frank Boska, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines, said that the North Iowa area recorded anywhere from six to 10 inches of snow, with up to a foot in some places. Exact...
02/28/2019 - 12:09pm
The Rockwell City Council continued their preparations for getting started on the storm sewer renovation project during their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 20. The meeting began with the council setting a public hearing date to discuss financing options for the upcoming storm sewer renovation project. Since the recent shutdown of the...
02/21/2019 - 10:31am
On her last day as Franklin County Development Authority Executive Director, Karen Mitchell reflected on what kept her in economic development for 20 years. “I have a dedication to helping rural communities, which is why I’ve stayed in small towns,” she said. “Although it may be fun to work in a community where economic...
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