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04/25/2017 - 4:36pm
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors approved its annual five-year road plan earlier this month, establishing eight projects as goals to be completed this year. County Engineer Jay Waddingham explained that the state requires counties to create five-year road and bridge plans every year, as a way to forecast the condition of infrastructure, and to keep aware of funding requirements and...
04/25/2017 - 4:18pm
Volunteers working with Franklin County Conservation and the Hampton Tree Board have taken advantage of the spring weather to plant trees around Hampton. On Wednesday, April 19, the tree board planted more than a dozen trees around the perimeter of Hampton-Dumont Middle School. Then on Saturday, the board joined with Franklin County Conservation...
04/21/2017 - 12:05pm
Michael Lynn Rodemeyer Sr., 71, Hampton, was arrested on April 20, 2017, after a weeklong investigation into reports of alleged sexual abuse of a minor, spanning three years. Rodemeyer faces four counts of sexual abuse: two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree by the Hampton Police Department, and one count of sexual abuse in the second...
04/18/2017 - 4:52pm
Drainage District to weigh options with engineer report       The Latimer Council gave its vow of approval to the Franklin County Supervisors for an engineer’s report to be conducted on drainage district laterals in the city. Supervisor Gary McVicker and county drainage engineer Lee Gallentine attended the regular...
04/18/2017 - 4:50pm
Program participation among non-white students has been on upward trajectory over last seven years      A Franklin County 4-H Data for Decisions Makers report was released this past February, outlining trends of participation and club membership in respective Iowa counties, and state 4-H state data. During the 2015-2016 school...
04/18/2017 - 4:48pm
     The Hampton City Council approved the contract and bond for the HMA Street Overlay Improvements Project during their regular meeting on Thursday, April 13.      Hampton resident Sandra Brouwer presented the council with a petition regarding the decision to install colored crosswalks downtown as part of the...
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