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07/20/2016 - 9:45am
Urging Residents to Download FEMA Smartphone App Designed to Help Families Before, During, and After Disasters   Kansas City, MO – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VII office is urging residents across the region to take steps now to prepare their families and communities for extreme heat, by reviewing important safety information and downloading the FEMA...
07/14/2016 - 9:35am
Pick up today's fair tab at all of the entrances, the fair office, and the Daily Press at the Franklin County Fair in just a few minutes. It's hot off the press!  You can also read it online through this link. We will have another fair tab every day through Sunday.
07/12/2016 - 4:09pm
     Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey visited Franklin County on July 8 and met with members of the Franklin County Historical Society and toured the Franklin County museum and the historic REA plant just south of Hampton.      Northey’s stop was part of his tour around central Iowa counties. He...
07/12/2016 - 4:08pm
     Hampton's City Park is enjoying a greener shade as three malnourished Pin Oaks start their recovery following a series of treatments.      During a June workshop meeting of the Hampton City Council, city officials met with Gary Stenzel, an Iowa Falls tree specialist who had noticed that the trio of trees...
07/12/2016 - 4:07pm
     The 4-H Clover Kids enjoyed their last week of summer programming on Thursday July 7 with a visit to Harriman Park.      For five weeks K-3 children from across the county have gathered for an afternoon of learning and crafts around the area, with programs in Latimer, Sheffield, Geneva, and Hampton.  ...
07/12/2016 - 4:06pm
Wild parsnip can cause scars that last for two years      Residents of north central Iowa are warned to be aware of a roadside plant that can cause lasting damage, said T.J. Herrick, wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  Wild parsnip is an invasive plant that can grow and spread quickly.  ...
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