Greg Forbes

09/18/2018 - 4:54pm
La Luz Hispana has announced that it will take over leadership of Creative Clovers, a 4-H group for Latino children. Creative Clovers originally began in 2014 and at one point was the largest Latin 4-H club in Iowa. The club has been without a dedicated leader for at least the last year and participation has declined significantly. Now the Franklin County Iowa State University Extension Office...
09/11/2018 - 5:33pm
Heavy, non-stop rain in the area left a soggy mess last Wednesday. From Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, parts of Franklin County recorded anywhere from 3.5 to 5 inches of rain. The rate of the rain, combined with already saturated ground from previous rainfalls led to flooding throughout the county. “It’s accumulative of everything...
09/11/2018 - 5:31pm
A wet end to the growing season has created some potential concerns for area crop producers. Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension field agronomist who serves Franklin County, said standing water after torrential and consistent rains could create stalk quality issues in corn. She advised farmers to go into fields and conduct a sample...
09/04/2018 - 4:58pm
For South Side Elementary students, getting fit and men-tally prepared for the day is a step-by-step process – literal-ly. This year marks the sixth year South Side has offered the morning walking club for students. Before school be-gins for the day, students can take laps around the concrete trail right by the school. “When you...
09/04/2018 - 4:54pm
Peyton Kofoot’s fair project garnered a blue ribbon at the Franklin County Fair and a purple at the Iowa State Fair, but the meaning behind the project what gives the project its heart. Peyton, a sixth grader at Hampton-Dumont, elected to research the history of the ice cream stand at the Franklin County for the self-determined 4-H project...
09/04/2018 - 4:52pm
Suzan Helmke is surprised it’s been 20 years since she began working at the Franklin County Clerk of Courts Of-fice. “Twenty years have really flown by,” said the judicial specialist for the department, adding that a working career spanning 40 years is hard to comprehend. “It doesn’t seem like I’ve worked for 40...
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