Greg Forbes

07/10/2018 - 5:18pm
Franklin General Hospital recently took a major step forward in its cancer detection abilities. On Monday, June 25, the Franklin General Hospital Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a tomosynthesis mammography machine, which gives the hospital the ability to conduct 3-D mammograms with more defined pictures. Meggan Cearley, radiology manager with FGH, said it takes one-millimeter slice...
07/02/2018 - 4:45pm
Val Plagge knows a thing or two about being a “farm mom.” She knows it involves balancing parenting duties with daily operations, making sure her four kids know the ins-and-outs of farming and giving back to her community. Recently, Plagge’s dedication to agriculture and life as a farm mom earned her national recognition as...
07/02/2018 - 4:42pm
Rarely are 100 degree days perfect for anything. Last Fri-day’s overwhelming heat, however, was the ideal condi-tion for the city of Latimer to celebrate the opening of its splash pad. “We picked the right day,” said Cathy Carlson, who first brought the idea for the splash pad to the Latimer City Council last January. “The...
07/02/2018 - 4:40pm
Persistent rainfall continues to throw curveballs at this year’s growing season. Angie Rieck-Hinz, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension, said the Franklin County area received 17.13 inches of rain from April 1 to June 25. The average for that span is typically 12.65 inches of rain. From June 1 to June 25, the area recorded 6...
06/26/2018 - 5:05pm
The push to follow one’s dreams can often be traced back to a simple question – “If not now, when?” That’s the motivation and mindset that led Hampton-Dumont alums Ross and Tara Shafrath to sell their home in Brookings, S.D. and tour the country while living out of a 17-foot trailer. “There is so much of the...
06/26/2018 - 5:03pm
Friday will be time to cele-brate at the Latimer Splash Pad. After nearly a year and a half of fundraising, the splash pad will officially open to the public. Festivities start Fri-day, June 29 at 5 p.m., at West Park with a dinner of hot dogs, chips, lemonade, tea and water for the first 100 people. A ribbon cutting will follow at 5:30 p.m. Then...
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