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05/16/2018 - 10:07am
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced Sheriff Linn Larson died Tuesday, May 15. Larson began his law enforcement career in April of 1978 as a police officer with the Belmond Police Department where he was promoted to Sergeant and then Chief of Police in November of 1983. He was hired by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in August of 2006 and was promoted to...
04/30/2018 - 10:22am
​The Hampton Police Department is working to identify a suspicious substance found at the North Side Elementary playground Sunday. ​Hampton Police Chief Bob Schaefer said the crystal-like substance was found in a wallet that had been dropped on the school grounds. He said the substance has been sent to the lab for testing to determine what it is...
04/26/2018 - 2:44pm
The District 9 Iowa State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle accident Tuesday night, and discovered the driver had fled the scene. ISP authorities later found the man at his home, which the vehicle was registered to. According to a crash report by the ISP, Robby J. Koppen, 37, of Sheffield was traveling northbound on N 3rd St in Sheffield shortly...
04/24/2018 - 5:16pm
A few pictures of an idyllic New England town was all Maia Zewert needed to know where she wanted to begin her journalism career. Zewert, a 2011 CAL gradu-ate, found a position as a gen-eral assignment reporter at the Lincoln County News in coastal Maine while applying for jobs towards the end of her college career at Iowa State University....
04/24/2018 - 5:14pm
Yet another stubborn spring snowstorm put a damper on Franklin County Relay For Life’s “Shopping for a Cure” fundraising event that was scheduled for Saturday, April 14. However, last Saturday finally yielded beautiful weather and a perfect day to host the event. Block 10 was filled with 22 different vendors, crafters and flocks...
04/24/2018 - 5:13pm
For the second time, Franklin County Public Health has been named a Top Agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite. HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies. Christa Wiarda, RN Administrator for Franklin County Public Health, said the award reflects the prowess of Franklin County Public Health’s Home Health Care...
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