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03/31/2015 - 2:52pm
Ambitious Hampton businesses have a shot at winning $8,000 thanks to a new competition launched by Main Street Iowa.      The contest, called Open 4 Business, is designed to help Main Street Iowa programs provide additional support and resources for their downtown districts. Open 4 Business allows Main Street shops, restaurants and other companies to develop a plan detailing...
03/31/2015 - 2:51pm
A report ranking the healthiest counties in Iowa recently gave local residents high marks for their commitment to exercise and a healthy lifestyle.      County Health Rankings & Roadmaps picked Franklin County as the 20th healthiest county in the state this year. The report combines data from a wide range of vital health...
03/31/2015 - 2:46pm
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors gave a new name to the old Hampton Gospel Hall building during its meeting on Monday, March 30.      After approving a lease agreement to allow the use of the building by the food pantry, the board members brainstormed an official name for the county’s new building, eventually...
03/24/2015 - 3:03pm
The Franklin County Conservation Board is planning to put a well-known piece of local realty on the market following a decision at its March 9 meeting.      The board chose to move forward with the sale of a unique property that was willed to Franklin County Conservation by the late Bill Robinson III. It features a unique brick...
03/24/2015 - 3:02pm
Longtime Hampton businesswoman Sandee Brouwer has sold her flower and gift shop after nearly four decades of ownership.      “I loved doing this kind of work and I love working with people,” said Brouwer. “I have been very fortunate to find a job that I love to go to work everyday.”    ...
03/24/2015 - 3:01pm
The City of Latimer has found a successor to fill the void left by outgoing clerk Judy Muhlenbruck.      The city council hired Melissa Simmons on March 11 after conducting a series of interviews with five applicants. She started her duties on March 16 and has spent the past week and a half training under Muhlenbruck’s...
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