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02/03/2016 - 11:08am
A portion of Franklin County was recently included in a new grant aimed at reducing flooding problems and increasing water quality across the state.      The Middle Cedar Watershed, which includes a small segment of southeast Franklin County, was one of nine Iowa watersheds included in a $96.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The...
01/26/2016 - 2:42pm
Concerns about a recent water discharge at a local fertilizer plant consumed discussion Monday night during the Hampton City Council workshop.      Bryan Heilskov, manager of Liqui-Grow, met with the group to discuss an incident that occurred Dec. 15 at the facility located in the Hampton Industrial Park. Due to heavy rainfall...
01/26/2016 - 2:41pm
Coulter hopes future tree plantings will ease blow after invasive beetle arrives        Volunteers in Coulter are preparing to move forward with Phase 2 of the city’s longterm reforestation plan.      City Forester Lon Allan and his wife, Linda, are awaiting news regarding the status of a grant...
01/26/2016 - 2:34pm
Despite a huge crowd and packed rows of bleachers, you could hear a pin drop Saturday afternoon inside the West Fork High School gymnasium.      Fans trained their eyes on center court in between varsity basketball games to watch Heather Holm receive a new hairdo. The Hampton woman shaved her head to raise awareness for cancer...
01/26/2016 - 2:32pm
West Fork building still on track for fall opening, project superintendent says        The shell of the new West Fork Wellness Center has been steadily closing in as Henkel Construction crews work through winter on the project.      “Weather has most certainly slowed us down,” said Tim Bray...
01/26/2016 - 2:31pm
Five well-known relics have disappeared from Hampton’s skyline recently due to old age and relentless punishment from Mother Nature.      Copper statues perched atop the Franklin County Courthouse were removed last month and placed inside the rotunda. Rain and other adverse weather conditions had started to take a toll on...
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