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04/24/2019 - 11:14am
Don’t tell the Franklin County 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Senior team that not growing up on a livestock production is a disadvantage. The team, consisting of Jaiden Shahan, of Ackley, Jenna Shahan, of Ackley, Jacob Fjeld, of Iowa Falls, Mikayla Fjeld, of Iowa Falls and Elizabeth Thiesen, Alden, claimed the State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl title at the state competition last Saturday, April 13....
04/24/2019 - 11:12am
If anyone saw Stan Lee, Buzz Aldrin and Roberto Clemete walking into the CAL school building last week, it wasn’t a trick of the mind. Students portrayed those individuals, as well as many other historical figures, during CAL’s Night of Notables. The event is the culmination of a month long project where fifth graders select a figure...
04/24/2019 - 11:10am
Touring the Hampton-Dumont district, Jarod Haselhuhn noticed something about the schools that made him feel at home. The Humbolt, Iowa native, who is currently serving as a kindergarten through 12th grade Talented and Gifted (TAG) teacher in his hometown, has accepted the position as elementary principal of H-D. “I decided I really wanted to...
04/24/2019 - 11:08am
A gazebo near the Rolling Prairie Trail received a literal spruce up for Earth Day. The Hampton Tree Board on Monday, Earth Day, planted six trees at the gazebo on Nettle Avenue, south of Beeds Lake State Park. The trees included two swamp white oaks, one red oak, one hackberry and two Norway spruces. Randy Sanders, tree board member, said the...
04/24/2019 - 10:57am
Acting Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator Thomas Craighton last week submitted his resignation from the position. Craighton, who assumed the position in July of 2013, has accepted a new job in the same role in Hardin County. Hardin County has been without an Emergency Management Coordinator since July of 2018. Franklin County Sheriff...
04/24/2019 - 10:54am
Brightly colored messages and pictures on the South Side Elementary sidewalks tell a story of compassion, respect and understanding. Crisis Intervention Service (CIS) and the school last week teamed up for Chalk the Walk, a program in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month where students translate their understanding of respect towards...
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