Greg Forbes

12/12/2018 - 11:16am
Barks and meows have replaced roses and carnations at a Hampton building typically occupied by flower shops. The Dog House, formerly located on Second Avenue NW, has moved to the old Sandee’s Flower House and Flowers on Fourth building at 707 Fourth St. NE. Owners Shannon Bochmann and Tabitha Brass began operation at the new location in the beginning of October. They said the new facility,...
12/05/2018 - 11:16am
If passersby see a pig or a goat roaming the CAL school grounds in the near future, there’s a good chance it’s supposed to be there. Staff and students at CAL are hard at work building structures, gathering materials and applying for grants to a farm to school program to CAL. Administrator Steve Lane said that the plan is to have an...
11/28/2018 - 4:56pm
Former La Luz Hispana Director and Associate Director Sister Carmen Hernandez and Sister Maura McCarthy, respectively, as well as La Luz as a whole were recently recognized for their community involvement and service. Hernandez at the Iowa Culture and Language Conference last month accepted the Dan Chavez Beyond the Horizon Organization Award,...
11/28/2018 - 4:54pm
A statewide tour to bring a little Christmas to those in need is scheduled to stop in Hampton next week. Iowa Select Farms’ Operation Christmas Meal On-The-Go is a four-day, 12 town effort to give away 12,000 free pork loins. Allyson Ladd, Communications Manager with Iowa Select Farms, said the event will offer the chance at a special...
11/28/2018 - 4:52pm
One of Hampton’s most prominent musical groups is ready to celebrate its 40th year with a fun and festive Christmas concert. This year’s Franklin Chorale annual Christmas concert will be Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 22 First Ave. SW in Hampton. Founded by Mary Lou Semler in 1978, the...
11/28/2018 - 4:47pm
The Franklin County Alcoholism Service Center is scheduled to close at the end of the year. Larry Fanny, director of the center since 2010, informed the Franklin County Board of Supervisors last week that he is retiring and services will end on Dec. 31st. Fanny said that Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings will still be held at the center on...
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