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08/14/2018 - 4:26pm
The Franklin County Board of Health last week appointed an interim administrator for Franklin County Public Health. Earlier this month, current director Christa Wiarda announced her resignation from the position, effective Aug. 27. Jennie Swart, assistant administrator, also resigned from the position, which became effective Aug. 9. The Board of Health on Tuesday appointed current public health...
07/31/2018 - 5:13pm
Rob Sand has a message for prospective voters who believe the ‘D’ next to his name will render him nothing more than another partisan hack intent on destroying only his political opponents: ask the former county treasurer of the Webster County Democrats if he went easy on her after she stole more than $10,000 from the organization...
07/31/2018 - 5:08pm
Maria Jiminez Castro, associate professor of speech and language pathology at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus, couldn’t help but smile as she saw her students in action. Last week, three audiology and three speech pathology students from the University of Puerto Rico visited Hampton as part of a weeklong tour in Iowa and...
07/31/2018 - 5:06pm
As area children found out last week, science can be a little weird and a lot of fun. Nearly a dozen students, from third grade and up, par-ticipated in the Iowa State University Extension Franklin County’s Outdoor Science Camp at Mayne’s Grove. In the morning, students learned about raptors and their habitats, characteristics and more...
07/24/2018 - 8:25pm
Broken down motorcycles and a tattoo led to a dream come true for Corey Spear. On Saturday, the Hampton resident had the chance to meet the members of his favorite band, Great White, before their performance at the Franklin County Fair that evening. “I was so excited to meet them,” said Spear. “It was my dream.” Spear...
07/24/2018 - 8:19pm
A table full of colorful and superhero adorned backpacks at the Franklin County Fair was the perfect way to honor Rose Van Dyke. The former area 4-H leader and Iowa Falls-Alden High School math teacher lost her battle with cancer on July 10. Her obituary encouraged loved ones to send backpacks and school supplies to Iowa Falls schools. That gave...
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