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09/11/2019 - 11:28am
A throng of Franklin General Hospital employees on Thursday stepped together for a cause close to many hearts. The hospital on Thursday hosted a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk where dozens of employees walked around the facility grounds. The walk was in conjunction with September’s dedication as Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. Jill Kreimeyer, Senior Life Solutions Specialist...
09/11/2019 - 11:26am
Saturday was a day to celebrate addiction recovery at Bandshell Park. As part of National Recovery Month, the Celebrate Recovery program in Hampton organized a family-friendly event. The day-long event was organized by Ronna Johnstone, a facilitator and women's leader in Celebrate Recovery, a religious-based 12-step program. As a former addict...
09/04/2019 - 10:54am
New Hampton-Dumont-CAL High School math teacher Michael White took a round about route to his first year as a teacher. For nearly 30 years, White maintained a career as an accountant, most recently working for a hospital in Iowa Falls. But this year, White began a new career in education. “I had been substitute teaching and driving bus for...
09/04/2019 - 10:49am
Sometimes, the first choice may be the best bet. Such is the case for Cortanie Cobie, a new preschool teacher at North Side Elementary School in Hampton. Cobie, a Wellsburg native and AGWSR graduate, kicked off her teaching career last Monday and she didn’t have to look long to find her first position. “This was my first interview,...
09/04/2019 - 10:44am
Trap shooting success is a family affair for the Balteses. Earlier this year, Ray Baltes and his son, Tommy, qualified for the Iowa Games trap shooting championships. At the qualifying round on June 22, held at the Stockdale Gun Club in Ackley, Ray placed first in the singles, handicap and doubles competitions for his division. The top three in...
08/28/2019 - 11:21am
A mild August sun reflecting off the more than 100 gleaming cars at the Hampton Summerfest Car Show set the tone for an active day at Band Shell Park. “I would have to say, the day could not have been better weather-wise,” said Newton Grotzinger, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “Overall, it was...
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