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01/20/2015 - 3:03pm
The possible use of police body cameras in Franklin County depends on increased funding and internal policy changes, local law enforcement officials say.      Nationwide debate over body cameras has grown significantly in recent months following controversial events in New York and Ferguson, Mo. Supporters say recorded video evidence would clear up questions of police...
01/20/2015 - 3:02pm
Rural roads met Main Street on Thursday as agriculture and local business joined up for the Greater Franklin County Town & Country Expo.      Running from midmorning to midafternoon, the expo featured 21 vendors from a range of businesses set up at the Franklin County Convention Center. Many had demonstrations or...
01/20/2015 - 3:01pm
A familiar face will join the CAL administrative office when classes begin next fall.      The CAL Board of Education last week hired Steve Lane to fulfill part-time superintendent and elementary principal duties in 2015-16. Lane will replace outgoing Superintendent Dwight Widen, who has been with the district for the past...
01/13/2015 - 3:28pm
Two Latimer businessmen have secured a $3.1 million state-funded housing grant to help cover construction expenses for a new three-story apartment complex in Hampton.      KL Holdings LLC owners Kyle Pralle and Landon Plagge learned last Friday that the company received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the...
01/13/2015 - 3:27pm
A flood of regional media attention has hit one Hampton couple recently, but the pair is quick to point out it’s for all the wrong reasons.      The story of Alvin Andersen’s lost wedding ring was featured in newspapers and on TV stations from Mason City to Waterloo last week. The ring slipped off Alvin’s...
01/13/2015 - 3:26pm
After decades of service to the Sheffield community, the Sheffield Inn has closed and is for sale. However, another local business is poised to fill in the gap in the restaurant’s absence.      “We are very sad to close the Sheffield Inn,” said owner Charles Sukup in a statement. “We have had many...
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