Greg Forbes

02/20/2018 - 6:12pm
Iowa Speaker of the House, Linda Upmeyer, became the first ever chairwoman of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) for the 2018 election cycle last week. Upmeyer, District 54 Representative whose area covers Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, was announced as the chairwoman last Tuesday. The RLCC is a caucus of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) that tasks itself to...
02/20/2018 - 6:06pm
From sub-zero temperatures and consistent, blowing snow, winter has made its presence felt on numerous occasions in Franklin County. With these conditions, mo-torists are reminded to be cautious of the roads and maintain safe driving proto-cols. Of course, sometimes winter conditions get the best of drivers and require the assistance of emergency...
02/13/2018 - 6:11pm
Hampton-based farmer April Hemmes has always been one to go against the grain. She decided to be a fulltime farmer for her family operation in the mid-1980s when the agriculture industry was in a major downturn following the Farm Crisis of 1982. She's a female crop producer in a male-dominated industry. Yet, Hemmes is a leader for farmers and...
02/13/2018 - 6:05pm
Valeria Gonzalez, a Hampton-based bilingual enrollment advisor and success coach for diverse populations for North Iowa Area Community College, is up for a spot on the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa Board of Directors. Through her position with NIACC and her work in the Al Exito program, Gonzalez focuses on outreach and networking with the...
02/06/2018 - 6:23pm
A Hampton restaurant is ready to open the doors to its new location on Main Street. This Thursday, La Chozita Antojitos Mexicanos and Mariscos will celebrate with a grand opening at 24 First St. NW, formerly Breadeaux Pizza. To celebrate the new location, the restaurant will have a ribbon cutting on Thursday and give out free tacos from 10:30 to...
02/06/2018 - 6:20pm
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley's 99 county tour stopped in Hampton Thursday. Grassley visited the Franklin County Farm Bureau Office to speak with members from the area about issues facing farmers in the coming year. He touched on a number of issues, including President Donald Trump's recent executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific...
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