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Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:14am
Don’t tell the Franklin County 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Senior team that not growing up on a livestock production is a disadvantage. The team, consisting of Jaiden Shahan, of Ackley, Jenna Shahan, of Ackley, Jacob Fjeld, of Iowa Falls, Mikayla...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:12am
If anyone saw Stan Lee, Buzz Aldrin and Roberto Clemete walking into the CAL school building last week, it wasn’t a trick of the mind. Students portrayed those individuals, as well as many other historical figures, during CAL’s Night of...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:10am
Touring the Hampton-Dumont district, Jarod Haselhuhn noticed something about the schools that made him feel at home. The Humbolt, Iowa native, who is currently serving as a kindergarten through 12th grade Talented and Gifted (TAG) teacher in his...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:08am
A gazebo near the Rolling Prairie Trail received a literal spruce up for Earth Day. The Hampton Tree Board on Monday, Earth Day, planted six trees at the gazebo on Nettle Avenue, south of Beeds Lake State Park. The trees included two swamp white...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:57am
Acting Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator Thomas Craighton last week submitted his resignation from the position. Craighton, who assumed the position in July of 2013, has accepted a new job in the same role in Hardin County. Hardin...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:54am
Brightly colored messages and pictures on the South Side Elementary sidewalks tell a story of compassion, respect and understanding. Crisis Intervention Service (CIS) and the school last week teamed up for Chalk the Walk, a program in conjunction...
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:53am
Nearly a year of planning and training for Belmond resident Angie Flores culminated last week as she crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Even though she ran every step of the challenging 26.2 mile course, Flores still had a hard time...
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