Travis Fischer

04/17/2019 - 11:31am
The Hampton City Council began their regular meeting on Thursday, April 11 with two declarations on the agenda, but before getting to either of those a third impromptu declaration was made. "Enough of this bad weather," declared Mayor Brook Boehmler. After declaring that the City of Hampton was officially ready for spring to begin, the city also recognized April 26 as Arbor Day in...
04/10/2019 - 10:14am
A controversial bill making its way through the Iowa legislature could have a big impact on Iowa's solar energy industry. House File 669 would allow the state's electric utilities to charge a fee on residents and businesses that utilize solar energy generation to supplement their regular electric use. As it currently stands, residents that...
04/03/2019 - 10:31am
The Franklin County chapter of Pheasants Forever hosted their 33rd annual banquet fundraiser on Friday, March 29. Hunting enthusiasts packed the Franklin County Convention Center to support Pheasants Forever, with 425 tickets sold to enjoy a prime rib dinner and an evening of games and socializing with fellow hunters. The annual dinner is the...
03/27/2019 - 4:12pm
It was a busy morning in downtown Sheffield on Saturday, March 23 as Relay For Life sponsored their Shopping For A Cure event. Hosted at Block 10 at 1921 City Hall, downtown Sheffield became a one-stop shopping spot for cookware, crafted items, scented oils, and more, all in support of raising funds for cancer research. "We had a nice turnout...
03/13/2019 - 2:36pm
The weather outside has been frightful, but while snowy roads may cause scheduling headaches for some, for others they can really be a matter of life and death. For the EMS department at Franklin General Hospital, winter storms provide a real challenge for ambulance crews as they try to keep themselves safe while attending to medical emergencies...
03/13/2019 - 2:22pm
Donors and friends of the Franklin County Fairgrounds braved the Saturday snow to attend the 2019 Franklin County Fair Dinner and Dance this weekend. Packing the convention center, guests enjoyed company, a beef loin dinner, and an auction/raffle to raise funds for the ongoing fairground renovation plans. Announced last year, the fair board is...
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