Greg Forbes

04/17/2018 - 4:24pm
Earlier this month, the Hampton Rotary Club distributed 155 dictionaries to Franklin County third graders. John Terwin, co-president of the Rotary Club, said the annual event is greatly anticipated by both Rotary and the students. “For one, kids love to get the books,” he said. “At times, you start to wonder if they still appreciate a dictionary, but their eyes still light up...
04/03/2018 - 4:41pm
The five year anniversary celebration of La Luz Hispana was an emotional day for Sr. Carmen Hernandez and Sr. Maura McCarthy, who will step down from their leadership roles at La Luz later this year. “It was one of those moments where you’re pretty sure you’ve touched the lives and made a difference to the people of the city,...
04/03/2018 - 4:39pm
Last Friday, South Side Elementary students took part in a school-wide game day to celebrate the implementation of the PBIS program. Through PBIS, students are awarded “bark cards” for showing exemplary behavior. Bark cards are then added to a classroom’s total. South Side Administration made a deal with the students at the...
04/03/2018 - 4:35pm
Last week, Franklin County Sheriff Linn Larson spoke with representatives from area churches on what can be done to increase the peace of mind of parishioners at local houses of worship. Larson said it was a chance to begin the conversation for church officials to develop an “all-hazard” plan that addresses various risks churches and...
03/27/2018 - 3:44pm
With obesity now an epidemic in the United States, a team of Live Healthy Iowa representatives stopped in Hampton to encourage Franklin County residents to get out and get active. Last Thursday, Dr. Amy Michelle Willcockson, Live Healthy Iowa Director and Chuck Long, former All-American quarterback at the University of Iowa and CEO and Executive...
03/27/2018 - 3:41pm
CICS on Monday announced a new service for added mental health emergency response. The ten-county service, which includes Franklin County, unveiled a partnership with Eyerly Ball, an organization that provides outpatient, residential and outreach mental health services, to provide a mobile crisis response team to the CICS region. Krystina Engle,...
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