Nick Pedley

05/24/2016 - 3:26pm
     A local woman is challenging the community to raise $100,000 for ongoing renovations at the Hampton Public Library.      Hampton financial agent Belen Krabbe recently announced plans to donate $1,000 for every $10,000 raised for the library wall reconstruction project. Krabbe, who is in the process of earning a philanthropy designation from American College...
03/29/2016 - 3:40pm
     The new owner of the former Franklin County Jail says the facility will not be used to host extreme non-sexual bondage.      Mark Gudmundsen answered questions in a follow-up interview after new information surfaced online. Images and videos on MenInChains.com and SlaveBound.com show Gudmundsen in various...
03/29/2016 - 3:39pm
     A local historic landmark is getting a new lease on life thanks to a big investment from an Arizona man.      Mark Gudmundsen recently purchased the former Franklin County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail located near Hampton’s historic downtown district. He hopes to transform the building into a...
03/29/2016 - 3:38pm
     Iowa law enforcement officials are mourning the deaths of two police officers killed Saturday morning in a head-on collision near Des Moines.      One of the officers, Carlos Puente-Morales, was a member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office from 2003 to 2011. Current Franklin County Deputy Adam Blau...
03/29/2016 - 3:37pm
     An injured bald eagle got her first taste of freedom in more than a year this month during a special event at Maynes Grove.      Volunteers from Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR) released the 5-year-old female March 14 following an extended stay at the organization’s facility near Dedham, Iowa. A small...
03/22/2016 - 3:28pm
     The former owners of Franklin County Lumber are being sued by a Missouri bank for more than $3.6 million in checking account overdrafts and other unpaid obligations.      A lawsuit filed Feb. 25 in Franklin County District Court alleges Roger and Kaye Peters used a “check kiting” scheme to obtain...
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