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11/18/2014 - 3:58pm
Local military veterans were feted during three ceremonies at Latimer and Hampton Nov. 11 on a cold and icy Veterans Day.      The day got started with a program at the G.A.R. Memorial Hall in Hampton. Church of the Living Word pastor and Army veteran Jacob Rahrig delivered a short speech to the roughly 20 guests in attendance.      Rahrig emphasized...
11/18/2014 - 3:56pm
New York Yankees’  manager Joe Girardi visited Franklin County last week as Sukup Manufacturing and the NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center held an advanced manufacturing symposium on Friday, Nov. 14.      Held in the company’s newly built headquarters, the symposium invited business leaders, educators,...
11/18/2014 - 3:54pm
Local residents will be treated to a popular holiday classic next month when “A Charlie Brown Christmas” hits the stage at the Windsor Theatre.      The production is a joint effort between the Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) and the Young Franklin Players. The cast is comprised entirely with children from...
11/11/2014 - 12:56pm
15 years later, Bobbi Crawford’s murder remains unsolved   By all accounts, Roberta "Bobbi" Crawford would have made the perfect grandmother.      The fun-loving 53-year-old Hampton woman was full of energy, adored children and was a wonderful caretaker. She raised her son, Lee, as a single mother...
11/11/2014 - 12:52pm
Two incumbents scored big victories during last week’s general election in the only contested races on the Franklin County ballot. County Treasurer Chad Murray soared past his challenger for another term, while incumbent Iowa District 27 Sen. Amanda Ragan did the same in her race.      Murray defeated unaffiliated...
11/11/2014 - 12:51pm
Latimer’s American Legion Riders Post 658 is hoping community support and a little patience is able to bring Franklin County its very own Freedom Rock.      The Legion Riders are raising funds to bring artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II to the county to paint a massive rock with a patriotic theme honoring...
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