Savannah Howe

07/10/2018 - 5:32pm
The American Cancer Society states that over one million people are diagnosed with cancer per year. For some people, including Hampton residents Karen Ringleb and Norm Holm, that statistic shifts from just numbers into reality when they receive their own life-altering diagnosis. Walking with faith: Norm Holm's story Norm Holm began his journey just over two years ago, in the early summer of...
07/10/2018 - 5:20pm
Once a year, the quiet town of Rockwell fills with the sounds of roaring engines and cheering spectators as people from coast to coast gather for North Iowa Nationals, a truck and tractor pull that’s now a decade in the running. “We’ve got participators from New York, Ohio, Tennessee...even some from Canada sometimes,” said...
06/25/2018 - 4:05pm
With the sound of snapping timber and crumpling sheet metal came the end of an era for the Franklin County Fairgrounds. “I showed livestock here in the 50s,” said Franklin County Fair Board’s Carol Lowery, as she watched over the demolition of the fairgrounds’ dated show arena. “The arena has been around for such a...
06/20/2018 - 10:50am
UPDATE: Thomas Craighton, Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator, has reported that Hampton's McDonald's restaurant and Crossroads convenience store are open and the carbon monoxide threat has been controlled.   McDonald’s restaurant and Crossroads convenience store in Hampton were evacuated at around 10:30 a.m. this...
06/19/2018 - 5:22pm
Downtown Rockwell rang with the sound of revving engines Saturday morning as dozens of choppers lined the streets near the Rockwell Fire Department. Although the bikers had gathered from all over northern Iowa to embark from Rockwell on a cycle journey, it wasn’t a typical Saturday Harley stroll. The North Iowa Wish Ride occurs annually, but...
06/18/2018 - 9:54am
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors chose the candidate to fill the late Sheriff Linn Larson’s position at their regular weekly assembly Monday, Jun 18. Three individuals from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department applied to fill the position, including former contender Deputy Rick Rieken, Deputy Aaron Dodd, and acting sheriff...
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