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First Security State Bank donates $2,500 to fight hunger

CHARLES CITY, Iowa – A “donation blitz” from First Security State Bank will help feed thousands of people this summer. The bank says it has made $250 donations to the following organizations:. Amy’s Food Pantry. Clarksville Food Pantry. Franklin County Community Food Pantry. Hampton-Dumont Community School...
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Franklin County interpreter abruptly loses job

HAMPTON, Iowa — The Latino community in Franklin County is worried it could soon be without a voice at the doctor's office. Veronica Guerrero has been the Spanish interpreter at the Franklin County Public Health Department in Hampton for the last 22 years. Helping Iowa's fourth-largest Latino population per...
FRANKLIN COUNTY, IA
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State aid for major business expansions in Osage and Hampton

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board has approved awards for companies in Mitchell and Franklin counties. That’s part of six projects getting state aid in Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Hampton, Osage, and Red Oak. The board awarded the $31.8 million project tax benefits through...
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Maynes Grove 5k and Fun Day

Maynes Grove held their 5k and Fun Day on Saturday, June 11. Despite the rainy weather, participants ran and walked through the 5k and people gathered for a variety of activities in Maynes Grove for their Fun Day. The Maynes Grove 5k was started last year as a fundraising effort...
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Young runners

The fourth annual Reading and Running Club wrapped up May 26 with a 4K run along with Franklin Grove Heritage Trail. The run ended at Faris Field where the students were greeted by friends and family.   The students met before school for a photo. The runners in this year’s program...
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Iowa lifts bird flu quarantine restrictions at three commercial poultry sites

State agriculture officials say they’ve lifted quarantine restrictions for three commercial poultry sites that were infected by bird flu, allowing producers at those sites to soon have birds again. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship this week released a commercial pullet site in Franklin County, a commercial...
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Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Lifts Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Quarantine Restrictions on Three Iowa Poultry Sites

(Des Moines) This week, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship released three Iowa poultry sites from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) quarantine restrictions. The restrictions prohibited the movement of poultry and products on or off the affected premises. The sites released from quarantine include a commercial pullet site...
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'A step forward': Bird flu restrictions lifted at three Iowa poultry farms

DES MOINES, Iowa — Farmers are moving closer to beating thebird flu. The Iowa Department of Agriculture on Thursday removed quarantine restrictions from three poultry farms. These restrictions are only lifted on sites that are completely cleared from bird flu. Those released in Thursday's announcement were in Franklin, Hamilton...
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A New Beginning; Three Iowa Poultry Sites Lift Quarantines

Since March, Iowa poultry operations have been hit hard with highly pathogenic avian influenza. After each case of bird flu, these operations must go through a depopulation process and then a quarantine process. Flocks are depopulated to help slow the spread of avian influenza. Operations then go through a quarantine...
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