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06/21/2017 - 5:47pm
This article is part of a larger series that will break up the data provided in the study into smaller sections, putting their impact into context of the multiple forces at work when it comes to the Franklin County housing market. For context, this story reviews the demographics of the Franklin County population. Future articles will breakdown the numbers in this story further for understanding....
06/21/2017 - 5:40pm
This summer will be pretty much like any other for Hampton resident Mike Elling, who has spent his life teaching at both Hampton-Dumont Middle School and West Fork High School. With school out for the next few months, he will get to relax, and enjoy some down time without worrying about creating lesson plans or grading tests. But when this summer...
06/21/2017 - 5:13pm
Friends and family of Phyllis Willis gathered at Mason City Brewing on Sunday, June 11, to celebrate the life of the area activist. Willis, 74, passed away last April. She was a noted environmentalist and a longtime resident of the Thornton area, best known for her association with Niman Ranch. Read the full article in the June 22 edition of the...
06/21/2017 - 5:12pm
The City of Thornton will hold a free “Clean Up Our Community Day” on June 26 to help better properties throughout the area. The idea to work on improving the appearance of properties throughout Thornton, and the city as a whole, was initially proposed by resident Jerry Thomas during the May city council meeting. He suggested that...
06/21/2017 - 5:09pm
The Swaledale City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of fireworks within the city during a special meeting held on June 6. State legislation that passed earlier this year legalized both the sale and use of fireworks in Iowa during specific times, with certain parameters, and cities and counties were given the authority to customize local...
06/14/2017 - 3:38pm
     The Franklin County Bluegrass Festival continued its celebration of camaraderie and music this past week, for the third annual festival, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.      This is the third year that the Franklin County Bluegrass Festival has been hosted by the Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa (BMAI...
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