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08/14/2018 - 4:28pm
A Rockwell man faces a felony charge for his role in a disturbance at a Hampton business last week. Merced Rovels, 23 of Rockwell, was arrested and charged with willful injury, a Class D felony, stemming from a fight at the Coconut Lounge Saturday, August 4. Additionally, Denis Regalgo, 19 of Rutland, Isai Gomez, 23 of Rockwell and Melchor Perez, 19 of Rockwell, were all charged with disorderly...
08/07/2018 - 6:45pm
Franklin County officials are facing a dilemma in regards to raising recycling costs, a crisis that is affecting communities on the national level. The problem stems from the United States’ recycling relationship with China, explained Ned Parker, Conservation Director of Franklin County Conservation. China has accepted American materials to...
08/07/2018 - 6:42pm
The bur oak trees at Herriman Park went under the microscope again as bur oak blight continues to be a presence in Iowa. Hampton Tree Board member Dick Lukensmeyer said in late July, Iowa DNR District Forester Joe Herring visited the Hampton park to see if additional bur oak trees warranted treatment against bur oak blight. The disease, a fungus...
08/07/2018 - 6:39pm
A little bit of rain couldn't dampen spirits in Dows this weekend as the town celebrated their annual Corn Days celebration. From residents past and present to newcomers looking for weekend fun, Dows hosted a healthy crowd to join their yearly festivities. Things kicked off on Friday with a fun day for the kids at the Dows Swimming Pool and...
08/07/2018 - 6:37pm
The annual Friends of Beeds Lake Restoration Run is right around the corner, but there’s much more to the run that just feet hitting the pavement. Dave Heyden, Friends of Beeds Lake, said the run is vital to the group’s effort to bring improvements to Beeds Lake. Each year, proceeds from the 5k, 1k, half marathon and kid’s 1k are...
08/07/2018 - 6:35pm
Young barbeque-masters-in-training had the opportunity to learn their way around a grill at BBQ Day Camp last Thursday, Aug. 2. Organized by Mission Possible and Franklin County’s ISU Extension office, the camp allowed kids to learn about the different cuts of meat, food handling safety and grilling safety. They also got to touch on their...
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