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05/26/2015 - 2:23pm
Summer will make its unofficial debut next week when Hampton’s Tuesday on the Town celebration returns for the 2015 season.      The event will once again make its home inside Band Shell Park in downtown Hampton. The weekly celebration will be held each Tuesday in June and features food, live music and local retailers.      Country music artist Tyler...
05/19/2015 - 1:02pm
Friends, faculty and family members said goodbye to the CAL High School Class of 2015 during an hour-long commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon.      Seventeen students comprised this year’s senior class. Members of CAL’s administration commended the group for their hard work and wished them the best in their...
05/19/2015 - 1:00pm
Future Franklin County Freedom Rock secured        Latimer’s American Legion Riders Post 658 has obtained a massive boulder for the future Franklin County Freedom Rock site in Coulter.      Last week Martin Marietta of Mason City announced plans to donate a nine by eight-foot rock for use at the...
05/19/2015 - 12:58pm
Multiple Memorial Day services are planned throughout the area on Sunday and Monday. Local residents should be cognizant of inclement weather, which could force changes to the program schedule. • Hampton      Memorial Day services will kick off Monday morning with a parade starting downtown and ending at the cemetery. The...
05/12/2015 - 11:08pm
The high pathogenic bird flu virus continued its spread across Wright County last week. The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced on May 8 that two more probable cases were found at commercial laying operations there, one with an estimated 2.9 million birds and another with an estimated 1.1 million birds.      Between the...
05/12/2015 - 11:06pm
Renovations to a pair of bridges on the Rolling Prairie Trail will be completed this summer following an extended delay.      The Franklin County Conservation Board awarded a construction contract to Peterson Contractors for $213,000 during its April 13 meeting. Original bids for the project had been sought much earlier, but...
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