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Grassley visits Franklin County

HAMPTON — U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa visited Hampton on Thursday, June 3 for a open forum with constituents at the Franklin County Farm Bureau. Grassley has been working on two pieces of legislation, one that would lower prescription drug costs and another that would address difficulties faced by independent cattle producers.
Franklin County, IAthesheffieldpress.com

Riley Green replaces Dylan Scott at the 2021 Franklin County Fair

HAMPTON — Dylan Scott was to perform at the 2021 Franklin County Fair Saturday, July 17. As show business goes, he received an opportunity he could not pass up, to go on tour with Luke Bryan. The Franklin County Fair Board is happy for him and wishes him a successful tour with Luke Bryan. As luck would have it, Riley Green jumped at the opportunity to perform at the 2021 Franklin County Fair. The Franklin County Fair Board is thrilled to have such talent take the stage and entertain fairgoers.
Hampton, IAKIMT

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to attempted break-in in Hampton

HAMPTON, Iowa – A plea deal is reached over an attempted break-in of a Franklin County home. Austin Taylor Lee Hogan, 31 of Fort Dodge, has pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted burglary. His sentencing is set for July 22. Hampton police say they were sent to a 7th Avenue NE...
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Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor home at last

Nearly 80 years after his death at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, a Franklin County man will finally be laid to rest in his hometown cemetery. U.S. Navy Fireman First Class Leo Keninger, a native of Ackley, didn’t have his remains officially identified until 2019. A funeral service and...
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You Can Spend the Night in This Old Iowa Jail [PHOTOS]

There's a lot of fun, unique Iowa Airbnb's out there. Many cabins to stay in, or ones on the water. But for those looking to truly enjoy a unique experience, how about an overnight stay in... an Iowa jail? The Franklin County Historic Jail could be just what you're looking for.
Franklin County, IAIowa Falls Times-Citizen

AGWSR elementary take part in Ag Day

AGWSR FFA advisor James Abbas and his students hosted the third Ag Fair on Tuesday, May 25 at their new FFA building with great success. The students broke into small groups and visited 11 different stations. Each station covered a different topic and the students heard a small presentation and participated in hands on activities. There were many animals for the students to learn more about and get to experience up close including chickens, pigs, horse, cattle, and a one week old goat!
Hardin County, IAIowa Falls Times-Citizen

Get out in the Greenbelt this Weekend

Another weekend is upon us. COVID-19 is still spreading in Iowa and in Hardin County, and medical professionals are warning the public to be careful when they're out: wash your hands frequently, keep at least six feet of distance from others, and wear a face mask if you're in close proximity to other people. For those who choose to venture out, we've put together a list of five things you could do this weekend - four here in Hardin County and one that requires a drive into Franklin County. Stay healthy, and have a great weekend.
Franklin County, IAIowa Falls Times-Citizen

Prairie Bridges receives grant for bridge

A $10,000 grant from Franklin County Community Foundation is furthering improvements at Prairie Bridges Park in Ackley. The grant was announced late last month through an award letter to Friends of Prairie Bridges Park, who along with a board of directors, oversee the non-profit organization.
Hampton, IAthesheffieldpress.com

Sam’s Amusements Carnival is new to the 2021 Franklin County Fair

HAMPTON — Fairgoers will experience a new and improved carnival at the 2021 Franklin County Fair in Hampton July 13-18. Sam’s Amusements is based out of Shawnee, OK, and travels to fairs, festivals, fundraisers, and special events throughout the Midwest. States that they travel to include Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, and Iowa. Sam’s Amusements and Carnivals, Inc. has 26 portable amusement rides. Come make memories with your family. Enjoy the exciting rides, try your skill at one of the games or eat some fun food.
Franklin County, IAthesheffieldpress.com

Local businesses do battle and food pantries benefit

SHEFFIELD — Ag Week 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the Breakfast Battle sponsored by Franklin County Farm Bureau and local businesses, including Latham Hi-Tech Seeds. “This is such a fun and meaningful event that we’ve repeated for 10 years now,” says Mike Borcherding, president, Franklin County Farm Bureau. “We schedule it during National Ag Week to promote agriculture in Iowa and to bring awareness to food insecurity in our area. Plus, it’s a great way to give back to Franklin County communities!”