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06/18/2018 - 9:53am
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors chose the candidate to fill the late Sheriff Linn Larson’s position at their regular weekly assembly Monday, Jun 18. Three individuals from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department applied to fill the position, including former contender Deputy Rick Rieken, Deputy Aaron Dodd, and acting sheriff and Chief Deputy Stephen Bardole. Each supervisor...
06/15/2018 - 12:54pm
The names of the three candidates applying for the Franklin County Sheriff position have been released by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors. Deputy Aaron Dodd has been serving the community since August of 2003. Rick Rieken, a deputy for Franklin County since 2003, ran against the late Sheriff Linn Larson in the regular election of 2016....
06/13/2018 - 8:03am
Libraries and young readers alike are thrilled at all that is to come in this summer’s reading program, and Sheffield Library Director Jessica Foreshoe reports the first week has been a success. Lynn Thayer, geologist, visited the library last week to give a presentation on fossils, minerals and more. He had samples from all over the world,...
06/13/2018 - 8:01am
The results are in for Iowa’s Jun 5 primary election and, while some officials remained entirely uncontested, other contenders are shoving past one another in the race by a narrow margin. Republican—Federal Steve King, Republican Representative for District 4, was contested by contender Cyndi Hanson, but she missed the mark and scored...
06/06/2018 - 3:50pm
Summer fun has begun, but healthcare off icials want to make sure the heat and sun are enjoyed as safely as possible. Allie Kjormoe, ARNP at Franklin Medical Center- Hampton, said summer’s heat, sun exposure and humidity can be dangerous if not approached properly. “Prolonged heat and sun exposure can lead to sunburn, heat exhaustion...
06/06/2018 - 3:48pm
Sunner Finisher Farm, contracted by Iowa Select of Iowa Falls, was denied an application to construct an additional hog confinement site at their existing location near Latimer and Coulter in the Marion Township. The Board of Supervisors (BOS) made this unanimous rejection Wednesday, May 30. Four community objections were received by the BOS....
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