Greg Forbes and Savannah Howe

07/24/2018 - 8:25pm
Broken down motorcycles and a tattoo led to a dream come true for Corey Spear. On Saturday, the Hampton resident had the chance to meet the members of his favorite band, Great White, before their performance at the Franklin County Fair that evening. “I was so excited to meet them,” said Spear. “It was my dream.” Spear’s encounter with the band was one of coincidence...
05/01/2018 - 6:05pm
CAL third grader Tayleigh Whitney saw a different side of agriculture at the Franklin County Farm Bureau’s annual Third Grade Ag Fair. “It’s exciting,” she said. “I like learning how to train the animals and what to do.” Farm Bureau has sponsored the ag fair for more than 15 years. Area FFA chapters come...
02/13/2018 - 6:13pm
Recent legislative funding proposals for Iowa's public schools have been met with favorable reviews locally. Last week, the Iowa House of Representatives proposed a one percent increase in supplemental state aid, or $32 million for public schools, with a $10 million supplement for transportation assistance. The Iowa Senate responded in favor...
01/02/2018 - 6:01pm
The turning of the calendar is an appropriate time to reflect on the successes from the year before and look forward to the year ahead. Each new year comes with a new set of challenges and a replenished bank of hope and optimism. That’s no different for community officials. Local governmental and educational representatives of the area...
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