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08/27/2015 - 12:08pm
A famous war memorial received a warm Franklin County welcome Wednesday during a kickoff ceremony for a special four-day salute to Vietnam War veterans. The Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial passed through the area on I-35 escorted by a roaring convoy of motorcycles. The motorcade was headed to Forest City for Operation Landing Zone (LZ), which hopes to give area veterans the welcome home they...
08/25/2015 - 4:16pm
Uncertain and unresolved      Franklin County officials and state health care administrators packed the board of supervisors’ meeting room Monday morning during an emotionally-charged debate that scrutinized changes to an elderly health care service.      Discussion focused on recent developments...
08/25/2015 - 4:14pm
From the governor’s steer show to an accordion playing contest, Franklin County was well represented in multiple competitions and events at the 2015 Iowa State Fair.      Local participants gave it their all against the state’s best in events like the crop contest, music competition and cattle show. Plenty of people...
08/25/2015 - 4:11pm
A regional farmers cooperative last week moved one step closer to joining forces with another large Iowa company.      The board of directors of Ames-based Farmers Cooperative Company (FC) signed a letter of intent to study the membership benefits of unifying with West Central Cooperative. According to a news release, the...
08/25/2015 - 4:08pm
     Local foodies will be treated to a smorgasbord of Franklin County delicacies on Wednesday, August 26, during a special event in downtown Hampton.      The second-annual Farm to Fork Dinner will feature a plethora of locally-sourced goods at three Hampton restaurants. Guests will visit Willie’s Sports...
08/18/2015 - 7:53pm
The western Franklin County skyline experienced some profound changes this summer thanks to a multi-million dollar capital investment.      Four grain bins and other structures were erected during an extended construction period that began in the spring. The additions are part of NEW Cooperative’s latest expansion project...
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