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08/14/2018 - 4:28pm
A Rockwell man faces a felony charge for his role in a disturbance at a Hampton business last week. Merced Rovels, 23 of Rockwell, was arrested and charged with willful injury, a Class D felony, stemming from a fight at the Coconut Lounge Saturday, August 4. Additionally, Denis Regalgo, 19 of Rutland, Isai Gomez, 23 of Rockwell and Melchor Perez, 19 of Rockwell, were all charged with disorderly...
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...
08/14/2018 - 4:23pm
Mel Allen can still tell you every detail about his day on May 15, 1968. An Iowa State Patrolman living in Hampton at the time, Allen was notified via radio that a funnel cloud had been spotted just south of Hampton heading northeast on what was an otherwise relatively clear day. That funnel cloud ended up being part of the first recorded F5...
08/14/2018 - 4:21pm
Summer may be half over but Hampton’s biggest celebration of the season is still on tap. Hampton Summerfest returns on Saturday, Aug. 25 with a slew of activities for all ages. Registration for the Summerfest Car Show begins at 9 a.m., with the car show running from noon to 4 p.m. at Band Shell Park. The Dean of Juggling will perform at noon...
08/07/2018 - 6:48pm
One of Franklin County’s feathered friends received some new homes this weekend. On Sunday at Beeds Lake, the Beeds Lake Chapter of Ducks Unlimited hosted a wood duck house building workshop for area youth. Children five years and older had the opportunity to learn about the wood duck’s presence in the area and then were tasked to...
08/07/2018 - 6:47pm
A new face is joining the ranks of West Fork’s leadership—filling the vacancy left by former high school principal Clyde Tarrence—and she brings with her a whole nest of new Warkhawks. Dreams of being a teacher brought to life Bobby Willms, a Wisconsin native, is a family-oriented administrator with almost 15 years’ worth...
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