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08/28/2014 - 4:48pm
West Fork United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual ice cream social on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and serving will begin at 5 p.m. The church is located five miles east of Sheffield on C-13, and then three miles south on S-56. The menu includes beef burgers, chips, pickles, beverages, bars and homemade ice cream. A free will offering will be taken at the door, and the proceeds will go to the...
08/26/2014 - 10:28pm
Special to the Chronicle   The late Dr. Richard Flickinger of Franklin County was inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17.   Eighty-two counties participated this year and 110 inductees were recognized for their outstanding service and...
08/26/2014 - 10:27pm
Former GOP primary candidate Gary McVicker was the unanimous choice at a special nominating committee held last Friday to replace three-term District II Supervisor Jerry Plagge on the November election ballot.   Plagge withdrew his name from the ballot last week citing personal reasons. McVicker, who lost to Plagge by a three votes in...
08/21/2014 - 12:14pm
              Franklin County Republicans will select a new candidate for Supervisor District II at a special nominating convention Friday night in Hampton.             Three-term Supervisor Jerry Plagge, who narrowly defeated challenger Gary McVicker...
08/19/2014 - 4:32pm
The Hampton City Council learned at its meeting Aug. 14 that preliminary pipework for the city's new wastewater treatment plant is scheduled to begin sometime this week. Engineer Tom Madden of Yaggy Colby Associates met with the council to go over the pipework plans that will connect the old wastewater plant to the site of the new facility...
08/19/2014 - 4:31pm
A steer raised by one local teen sold for nearly $5,000 at the 32nd Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show Aug. 9 at the Iowa State Fair. Hampton-Dumont senior Kendrick Suntken’s steer “Toby” sold for $4,750 at the event, which is held as a fundraiser for Iowa’s three Ronald McDonald Houses. 2014 marked the third-...
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