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08/14/2019 - 11:46am
The nation’s eyes were focused on Clear Lake, Iowa for a few brief hours on Friday Aug. 9, as the Iowa Democratic Party conducted its famous Wing Ding. Nearly all of the national candidates for President were in attendance, and each was provided with seven-minutes during which they shared their vision, dreams, plans, reactions, and hopes with the crowd of 2,100 people packed in the Surf...
08/14/2019 - 11:35am
A new resource in Franklin County aims to help people with mental illness find employment. Individual Placement Support (IPS), a program offered by the North Iowa Vocational Center in the Franklin County office at the CICS building, links individuals diagnosed with a mental illness with area employers for employment opportunities. Hope Polk, IPS...
08/14/2019 - 11:32am
A couple days of camp (literally) flew by for a group of area students. Last week, Iowa State University Extension Franklin County hosted a three-day drone camp for sixth, seventh and eighth-graders. At the camp, students learned all about drones - how they fly, how to use maps and coordinates, what careers can be had through drone technology, FAA...
08/14/2019 - 11:30am
Hampton last week hosted two hopefuls for the Democratic Presidential nomination in the 2020 election. First, on Thursday, Aug. 8, John Delaney stopped in Hampton for a visit to La Luz Hispana and a speaking appointment at Rustic Brew. At the Rustic Brew stop, Delaney, the former Maryland congressman, said that what the country needs is a...
08/07/2019 - 11:22am
Earlier this summer, Hampton’s Windsor Theatre began offering movies in Spanish, which has proven to be a welcomed addition to the area’s entertainment scene. Jim Davies, Windsor Manager, said attendance varies by the movie playing, as it does with the English movies. The movies shown each Sunday are typically the English films showing...
08/07/2019 - 11:20am
The wheels on the bus go round and round, but their passengers will soon be much more stationary. The Iowa State Board of Education has adopted a new state administrative rule that will require all new school buses manufactured after Oct. 2 to be fitted with shoulder-to-lap seatbelts. "While school buses are built to keep students safe, lap-...
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