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01/16/2018 - 9:09pm
Franklin County and the Iowa State Snowmobile Association on Tuesday picked up a $200,000 grant to help purchase a new trail groomer. The money was part of $1.4 million in grants awarded by the Iowa Transportation Commission for the federal Recreational Trails Program project. The Iowa State Snowmobile Association will also match 20 percent, $40,000, of the grant fund. Gary McVicker, Franklin...
01/16/2018 - 9:04pm
For five generations, Sam Showalter’s family has farmed land in Franklin County. That tradition has motivated Showalter to become an advocate for soybean production and agriculture on a local, state and national level. In December, Showalter, 26, was honored with the Iowa Soybean Association’s New Leader Award, which awards an...
01/16/2018 - 9:00pm
Rising country music star Chris Janson will bring his high-energy show to the Franklin County Fair Grandstand on July 19 as part of the Franklin County Fair. Janson, a self-taught musician, brings a stage show that mixes his fiery, energetic performance style with songs written from his heart that share unique messages. His songwriting and...
01/16/2018 - 8:59pm
The installation of high-speed fiber-optic internet at the Hampton Industrial Park is now complete. Karen Mitchell, Franklin County Development Association Director, said the fiber-optic service is now available to the companies at the Industrial Park that wish to use it. She said currently, six of the eight industries are utilizing it. Rockwell...
01/16/2018 - 8:57pm
The blackish, icy sludge piled up on the roadsides, the instantaneous onslaught of shivers when stepping outdoors, and the prolonged absence of sunshine may have many down in the wintry dumps this month, but Franklin County Conservation (FCC) is hoping to allure folks into the outdoors with an evening of moonlit snowshoeing antics. Free to the...
01/09/2018 - 5:49pm
A warm up early this week provided much needed relief for waterlines in the city. Doug Tarr, Hampton Public Works Director, said the city fielded a few reports of frozen service lines in resi-dences during a recent cold spell where temperatures stayed well below zero degrees. “Those, to date, have been properties that aren’t insulated...
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