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...
09/04/2018 - 4:50pm
The Hampton Cemetery is a place for reverence, reflection and tranquility and the Friends of the Hampton Cemetery are working to ensure it stays as such. The group is currently in the middle of a multi-step project to clean up, refresh and help make sure the cemetery is an inviting and peaceful place for those who come to pay respect to their...
09/04/2018 - 4:46pm
It didn’t take long for last year’s problems with drivers ignoring school bus stop arms to resume. On Monday, just three days into the 2018-19 school year, a Hampton-Dumont School District bus driver reported a stop arm violation on Highway 65 North. Transportation director Dan Schipper said the driver of the vehicle went through the...
08/28/2018 - 5:17pm
Refreshed classrooms and a revamped office at the CAL school building don’t change what the school has been able to accomplish in its storied history – they only ensure that those successes will continue. On Sunday, CAL hosted “A Storied History of CAL Schools,” where alumni, parents and community members could see...
08/28/2018 - 5:15pm
Carma DeVries’ nearly lifelong dedication to 4-H earned her one of the state’s top honors for the organization. Last week, DeVries was inducted into this year’s class of the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the Iowa State Fair. Established in 2002, the Hall of Fame honors those who have dedicated a large portion of their lives to 4-H....
08/28/2018 - 5:13pm
Before the first school bell rang at North Side Elementary last Friday, parents and students had a chance to see improvements of the building up close. The school held an open house Thursday evening to show the community improvements to classrooms, mainly new windows that allow more natural light and energy efficient LED light fixtures. Principal...
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