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10/28/2014 - 4:34pm
Voters in Franklin County will head to the polls next Tuesday to cast their ballots in the Nov. 4 general election. With only two contested races for local offices, most of the attention will focus on other races at the state and federal levels.      The battle for county treasurer is the only contested race for an elected office in Franklin County. Two-term incumbent...
10/21/2014 - 3:02pm
     It’s no small wonder why Cindy Wittmer is a strong advocate for yearly mammogram screenings.      “I’m a big poster child for having your annual mammogram, because it caught my cancer early. There was no lump or anything,” she said. “It saved my life. I’ve always said...
10/21/2014 - 3:00pm
A local author’s memoir about growing up in northwest Iowa during the early Forties has gained a small statewide fanbase following its publication last fall.      Jack Leinen, Hampton, published “Swimming Naked” in 2013 after almost two years of research and writing. The book is loaded with humorous...
10/16/2014 - 4:59pm
Members of the Hampton Fire, Hampton PD, Franklin County Emergency Management, and Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded to a house fire this afternoon in the 400 block of 3rd Ave. S.E. Look for more details about the fire in next week's Chronicle and on this website.  We have a reporter on the scene.
10/14/2014 - 4:30pm
Damp October weather is making for a slow harvest in Iowa this year.      As of October 5, the statewide harvest of beans was 9 percent complete, with corn only 5 percent complete.      “It’s going pretty slow,” said AgVantage crop specialist Tanner Bohman.     ...
10/14/2014 - 4:30pm
Hampton was  recertified as a Main Street Iowa Community last week during an annual visit from state officials, marking the 23rd-straight year the city earned accreditation.      Hampton has participated in Main Street Iowa since 1991. The program assists its member communities with economic development and provides...
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