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11/29/2016 - 5:21pm
     Hampton shoppers enjoyed Black Friday late last week by touring the city for a night of wine tasting during the seventh annual Friday Uncorked.      Sponsored by the Greater Franklin County Area Chamber of Commerce, the sellout event sent 250 shoppers out on the town with wineglass in hand as they hopped from shop to shop. Sixteen area businesses...
11/29/2016 - 5:19pm
Franklin County choral concert to include harpist Ann Fienup      The Franklin Chorale is set to usher in the holiday spirit with a blend of traditional and classical holiday tunes.      Artistic Director for the chorale and current Hampton-Dumont High School Vocal Instructor Jesse Bunge will continue his...
11/29/2016 - 5:19pm
     The Hampton-Dumont fifth grade class celebrated its graduation from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, honoring their commitment to making responsible choices as they face the new year.      Highlighted by keynote speaker Steve Madson, H-D High School principal, the commencement...
11/22/2016 - 5:56pm
County fair wins honors for first time since 1993      Over 3,200 county fairs were held in North America in 2016, according to the Association of Iowa Fairs; of course, 99 of them were held in Iowa. Of those nearly 100 fairs, Franklin County was selected as a “Blue Ribbon Fair,” representing the North Central...
11/22/2016 - 5:54pm
      With snow on the horizon as the holiday season begins, many are dressing warmer to shield themselves from the cold weather, yet some do not have the necessary winter clothing to bundle up in.      This year, the Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Franklin County Community...
11/22/2016 - 2:03pm
    Corey Ahrens always had a dream that he would do something that would have an impact on his community.     After he graduated from then Hampton High School in 1994, his quest to leave an impact took a turn down a winding road, that seemed to take him in another direction.     “Everyone thought...
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