Greg Forbes

01/16/2018 - 9:09pm
Franklin County and the Iowa State Snowmobile Association on Tuesday picked up a $200,000 grant to help purchase a new trail groomer. The money was part of $1.4 million in grants awarded by the Iowa Transportation Commission for the federal Recreational Trails Program project. The Iowa State Snowmobile Association will also match 20 percent, $40,000, of the grant fund. Gary McVicker, Franklin...
01/09/2018 - 5:46pm
Winter weather and other emergency alerts for Hampton residents are just one text away. Doug Tarr, public works director, said the late-December snowstorm is a perfect reminder to sign up for Nixle, the service the city uses to send out notices of the snow ordinance, road closures in town and other notices that need to be distributed immediately...
01/09/2018 - 5:41pm
The Hampton-Dumont and CAL Boards of Education on Wednesday chose the name by which the districts would be identified under the upcoming whole grade sharing agreement. The boards mutually decided that, in terms of athletics and other extracurricular activities, the school will be referred to as Hampton-Dumont-CAL, with the mascot remaining the...
01/09/2018 - 5:34pm
If you’re still struggling to come up with a New Year’s Resolution, there’s a simple one that’s always appreciated no matter the time of the year; get involved in your community. Volunteer, non-profit and other civic organizations strive year-round to make Franklin County and its communities attractive places to live and...
01/02/2018 - 5:49pm
The first significant snow flew in Hampton and Franklin County late last week, which gave emergency response professionals the opportunity to remind motorists to focus on the roads a little more than usual. Thomas Craighton, Franklin County EMA Coordinator, said the most important thing to remember when driving during a snow event is to plan a...
01/02/2018 - 5:42pm
About 40 years ago, a visit by a guest artist sparked the idea to form the Franklin County Arts Council. Joyce Blum, a school board member at the time, said she had a conversation with a guest performer who visited the school in the 1970s about the importance of fine arts in the community. At that time, the Iowa Arts Council was sending various...
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