Nick Pedley

07/29/2014 - 10:36pm
Hot and humid conditions weren’t enough to keep people from turning out to support cancer research Saturday in Sheffield for the 2014 Franklin County Relay For Life.      Around $67,000 was raised by local Relay teams, according to event coordinator Sheri Bogue. The total was on par with last year’s Relay For Life, which raised $68,000 for cancer research in...
07/29/2014 - 10:34pm
The Hampton City Council added a new member to its ranks at its July 24 meeting.      Meghan Freie was appointed to the vacant Ward I seat following a unanimous vote by the council. She succeeds Valerie Haugebak, who resigned from the position on July 11 due to scheduling conflicts with her new job. Freie was sworn in after...
07/29/2014 - 10:33pm
For the second time in two years, Franklin County has been declared a disaster area by the federal government.      President Barack Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared Franklin County and 25 other Iowa counties disaster areas last week following a request from Gov. Terry Branstad. The...
07/22/2014 - 8:07pm
Franklin County Auditor Toni Wilkinson issued a warning last week about a possible mail scam regarding property deed documents.      The letter, which recently surfaced in Franklin County and was sent by Record Transfer Services of Westlake Village, Calif., suggests property owners obtain a “current grant deed”...
07/22/2014 - 8:04pm
Continued discussion about ongoing spatial constraints at Hampton-Dumont’s two elementary buildings led to few definitive answers during Monday’s board of education meeting.      The board toured the Youth for Christ (YFC) building near South Side Elementary on Highway 65 prior to the meeting. Director Darwin...
07/22/2014 - 8:01pm
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors heard an update at its meeting Monday about a concerning situation at local recreation parks and wildlife areas.      Franklin County Conservation Director Jason Gooder met with the board and expressed concerns about rampant illegal fishing and hunting throughout the area. A recent...
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