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03/21/2019 - 1:26pm
Funnel week has come and gone in the Iowa Legislature and now lawmakers have a narrowed focus for the remainder of this year’s session. Rep. Linda Upmeyer, Speaker of the House, said that this year’s session has included a concentrated focus on healthcare and mental health, particularly for children. Upmeyer said both the House and Senate are working together to incorporate a...
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...
03/21/2019 - 1:22pm
Frenetic shopping with the slightest semblance to the hectic nature of Black Friday is just one aspect of a heartfelt Franklin County Farm Bureau tradition. Last Thursday, Farm Bureau hosted its annual Breakfast Battle at Fareway in Hampton. The event challenges representatives from ten area businesses and organizations to rush around the store...
03/21/2019 - 1:21pm
Warm temperatures and persistent rain created big headaches for county officials. On Wednesday, March 13, the Franklin County Board of Supervisors issued a disaster declaration due to flooding as a result of the rain and melting snow. Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator Thomas Craighton said the declaration allows the county to...
03/21/2019 - 1:17pm
Nobody went hungry in Dougherty on Saturday as the community came together for the 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Homemade Soup Contest. Sponsored by American Legion Post 354, the contest featured twenty crockpots of chilies, stews, and soups for everyone to try out as people from across the state and beyond gathered in the little town for...
03/21/2019 - 1:16pm
The West Fork Community School Board talked about the senior trip, next year’s budget, and e-sports during their regular meeting on Monday, March 18 in Rockwell. The meeting began with a presentation by representatives from the senior class as Lauren Trewin, Mckenna Weaver, Samantha Ries, Mara Heimbuch, Rachael Jones, and Devin Kotenbeutl...
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