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12/05/2018 - 11:24am
Hampton-Dumont-CAL High School Senior Brody Angstman and his classmates in the building trades class are quickly learning how homes go from blueprints to a reality. “There’s a lot more to it than just swinging a hammer,” said Angstman, who plans to participate in the building trades program at North Iowa Area Community College after graduating high school. “It really gives...
11/21/2018 - 2:23pm
Hampton Hardware owner Jeff Hofer and company have assumed ownership of the wholesale and supply store Wize Bize. Wize Bize, which closed earlier this year, offers discount grocery and lifestyle products. Hofer said he elected to purchase the store to fill a need for discount supplies in the area. “We were disappointed when it closed,...
11/21/2018 - 2:19pm
When Black Friday shopping this year, feel free to pick up something a little extra to help brighten a child in need’s holiday season. The Hampton Rotary Club’s Operation Santa toy drive has kicked off and citizens are encouraged to contribute unwrapped toys valued at $25 or less or cash. Items can be dropped off at distribution boxes...
11/21/2018 - 2:18pm
Christmas season in Franklin County is just days away as the community offers a calendar full of events to help children to adults get into the holiday spirit. At the center of this year’s Christmas season is the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Holly Dazzle activities. Charlane Pralle-Janssen, Holly Dazzle Chairperson, said the...
11/21/2018 - 2:15pm
Each brush stroke artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen makes on the Franklin County Freedom Rock has a purpose. Etching out and painting scenes and figures from Franklin County’s military history, as he has in 79 other counties already, Sorensen said he is constantly reminded of the sacrifices the men and women who have served the country...
11/21/2018 - 2:11pm
Latimer is set to welcome a new business. West Des Moines-based Burtek Dry Ice owners last week announced that they will be opening a new facility in Latimer. Franklin County Development Executive Director Karen Mitchell said the company will occupy the former Hutchinson/Mayrath building in the Latimer Business Park. Burtek owner Mike Kentfield...
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