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12/05/2017 - 5:30pm
No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a Sheffield house Sunday night. Sheffield Fire Department Assistant Chief Calvin Pri-mus said no one was home when a fire was reported in the 500 block of Maple Street shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. Crews arrived on scene and discovered the fire started in the basement and had spread to the attic. Primus said the fire likely started in the home’s...
11/28/2017 - 5:00pm
Greg Forbes, the news editor of the Eclipse News-Review in Parkersburg has accepted the editor position for the Hampton Chronicle. He begins his duties in Hampton on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Forbes, an Iowa native with experience at both weekly and daily newspapers is joining the staff of the Chronicle after spending the past eight months in Parkersburg...
11/28/2017 - 4:57pm
The Franklin Chorale, under the direction of Mary Lou Semler, Hampton, will present the annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. The performance will include familiar sacred and secular Christmas selections and a special guest artist, with music for all to enjoy. This marks the 39th season for the Franklin Chorale, which was formed in...
11/28/2017 - 4:48pm
The Franklin County Fiscal Year 2017 audit report, conducted by Gardiner Thomsen, was released last week. Of all the statistics compiled in the report, the most influential, according to the report, is the county’s net position. At the end of FY 17, the county saw its net position increase by $1.081 million from last year, approximately 4.5...
11/28/2017 - 4:47pm
The Franklin County Fair has announced the 2018 entertainment set for the 2018 fair, July 18-23. Friday, July 20, fairgoers will experience the Roots & Boots tour to include Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye and back by popular demand, Sammy Kershaw. Kershaw has remained a consistent power hitter in country music with a chain of major hit records and...
11/22/2017 - 12:32am
Iowa State Sen. Amanda Ragan (D-District 27) stopped by Center One, Hampton, on Nov. 15 to discuss issues ahead of the legislatures session, to begin next year. Community residents, group leaders and city employees discussed the potential loss of backfill payments to cities and schools, as well as housing and employment challenges to boost...
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