Nick Pedley

07/28/2015 - 4:24pm
Ongoing drama over a rewiring project at North Side Elementary continued Monday night during the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education’s regular meeting.      The board met with representatives from Dumont Telephone and Advance Tech Solutions to discuss the project. Earlier this month, members voted to void a rewiring contract with Dumont Telephone after Advanced Tech owner...
05/19/2015 - 1:00pm
Future Franklin County Freedom Rock secured        Latimer’s American Legion Riders Post 658 has obtained a massive boulder for the future Franklin County Freedom Rock site in Coulter.      Last week Martin Marietta of Mason City announced plans to donate a nine by eight-foot rock for use at the...
05/12/2015 - 11:06pm
Renovations to a pair of bridges on the Rolling Prairie Trail will be completed this summer following an extended delay.      The Franklin County Conservation Board awarded a construction contract to Peterson Contractors for $213,000 during its April 13 meeting. Original bids for the project had been sought much earlier, but...
05/12/2015 - 11:02pm
 German immigrant rides through Hampton on nationwide tour        If you spotted a strange three-wheeled apparatus meandering through north Iowa last week, you weren’t seeing things.      Minnesota resident Hanna Elshoff visited Franklin County on May 5 as part of her tour of America. The 72-...
05/12/2015 - 11:00pm
     Following more than seven months of planning and preparation, Franklin County is now a certified Home Base Iowa Community.      Gov. Terry Branstad OK’d the county’s application on May 4 along with three other Iowa communities. The designation allows Franklin County to offer qualifying military...
05/08/2015 - 5:35pm
     Franklin County officials declared a state of emergency Friday in an attempt to protect local poultry producers from the threat of bird flu.      There are currently no cases of the highly pathogenic virus in the county. However, officials felt the declaration was necessary to stop bird flu from reaching...
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