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Dear Visitors and Readers,

Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring this Visitors’ Guide to you! The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce includes all of Franklin County and the school districts of CAL (Coulter, Alexander, Latimer), Hampton-Dumont and West Fork.

Franklin County Tourism is glad you found your way to this Visitors’ Guide! Please take a minute or two to look through this guide and find all the activities, events and places to go in Franklin County. We are very proud of our history and singular in our determination to provide you a great place to visit and welcome you to Franklin County.

You’ll notice when you visit our county seat, Hampton, that we have a stunning Main Street district. That’s intentional – we’re proud of our ancestors and our residents alike and work very hard to share our past, present and future with you. We are thrilled with our Main Street Iowa designation. We are also proud of all our communities that make up the Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s mission is to support economic growth by improving the quality of life and business climate in the Franklin County area. We achieve this by great volunteers making Promotion, Design, Business Improvement, Organization and Tourism committees motivated, relevant and viable for the Franklin County area. We hope you consider visiting with any of our great business members who continue to invest both time and money to make Greater Franklin County the place we are blessed to work, live in and enjoy. We encourage you to stay awhile in Franklin County — we are here to serve you. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/GreaterFranklinCounty or stop by either website www. FranklinCountyTourism.com or www.HamptonIowa.org. Please notice in the center of this guide is a listing by category of businesses that belong to the chamber; following that is a listing alphabetically of all businesses in greater Franklin County. If you don’t see what you need, we encourage you to give us a call at 641-456-5668. Megan Rosenberg President, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Lawyer, Law Office of Hobson, Cady and Cady

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In the spring we have Spring Open Houses at our specialty shops in our Main Street district in downtown Hampton. Summer you’ll find live music and the historic Hampton Municipal Band at Tuesdays on the Town. Franklin County has one of the best fairs in the state every July; Summerfest in August is designed for family fun and live music. The Beeds Lake Restoration Run provides running, walking, food and fun. We have recreational areas that make boating, camping, fishing, and swimming a joy to do. There are many famous landmarks in the area: the first Rural Electric Cooperative west of the Mississippi, The Harriman Nielsen Historic Farm, and The Old Stone House just to name a few. Fall brings the Fall Festival and Fall Open Houses. Winter is filled with Holly Dazzle activities including a lighted parade, wine walk, live theater and more. There’s plenty of shopping, dining and exploring for everyone! You can find more information about Franklin County and things to do at www.FranklinCountyTourism.com or feel free to call 641-456-5668 and visit awhile with us. Brody Bertram President, Franklin County Tourism Franklin County Conservation For more information contact: Brook S. Boehmler, Executive Director Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Franklin County Tourism 5 First Street SW Hampton, Iowa 50441 brook@hamptoniowa.org Phone: 641-456-5668 • Cell: 641-456-8531 • Fax: 641-456-5660 FRANKLIN COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE| 2013

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Visitor Resources FRANKLIN COUNTY FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS - ELECTED District 1, Mike Nolte • 641-456-5444 District 2, Jerry Plagge • 641-579-6060 District 3, Corey Eberling • 641-892-4726 The board meets Mondays at 8:30 a.m. in the supervisors’ boardroom, lower level of the courthouse, 12 1st Ave. NW, Hampton.

Supervisors’ boardroom • 641-456-5624 FRANKLIN COUNTY ASSESSOR Gwana Wirtjes 12 - 1st Ave. NW, PO Box 575 Hampton, IA 50441 Phone: 641-456-5118 Fax: 641-456-6005 FRANKLIN COUNTY ATTORNEY Daniel F. Wiechmann, Jr. 24½ 1st St. NW, PO Box 315 Hampton, IA 50441 Phone: 641-456-4658 FRANKLIN COUNTY AUDITOR Michelle Giddings 12 - 1st Ave NW, PO Box 26 Hampton, IA 50441 Phone: 641-456-5622 Fax: 641-456-6001 STATE OF IOWA CLERK OF COURT Deb Bausman PO Box 28 Hampton, IA 50441 Phone: 641-456-5626 Fax: 641-456-5628 FRANKLIN COUNTY RECORDER Toni Wilkinson 12 1st Ave NW, PO Box 26 Hampton, IA 50441 Phone: 641-456-5675 Fax: 641-456-6009 FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF Larry Richtsmeier PO Box 57 Hampton, IA 50441 Phone: 641-456-2731 (dispatch) 641-456-6035 (office) FRANKLIN COUNTY TREASURER Chad Murray 12 - 1st Ave NW, PO Box 26 Hampton, IA 50441 Phone: 641-456-5678 Fax: 641-456-6003 4

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MORE COUNTY DEPARTMENTS COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER 641-456-2128 CONSERVATION & PARKS 641-456-4375 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 641-456-6035 ENGINEER’S OFFICE 641-456-4671 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SANITATION 641-425-8394 EXTENSION SERVICE 641-456-4811 GIS & MAPPING 641-456-6045 HOME CARE SERVICES 641-456-5830 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 641-456-6044 PLANNING & PROGRAMMING 641-456-2128 PUBLIC HEALTH 641-456-5820 VETERANS AFFAIRS 641-456-5670 ZONING 641-456-2128 CITY OF ACKLEY MAYOR: Jim Daggs COUNCIL: Dale Brass, Keith DeVries, Sue Ibeling, Dan Scallon and Arlene Thuente. Council meets second Wednesday of month at 7 p.m. CITY CLERK: Cyndee Roskens CITY HALL: 208 State, Ackley, IA 50601 Phone: 641-847-3332 Email: ackleych@mchsi.com

CITY OF COULTER MAYOR Jim Warwick • 641-866-6997 COUNCIL George Eddy, Kevin Erickson, Dallas Paris, Dan Tilkes, Terry L. Turner. Council is scheduled the second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. CITY CLERK LaDonna Jorges Mail: PO Box 5, Coulter, IA 50431 Phone: 641-866-6942 Email: coutlercityhall@yahoo.com CITY OF DOWS MAYOR Larry Klatt • 515-852-4356 COUNCIL Don Bosch, W. Raymond Kracht, Willis Muhlenbruch, Don Lane, Judy Gorder. Council meets first Monday. PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR Mike Schroeder CITY CLERK Jeanette Wenzel Mail: PO Box 395, Dows, IA 50071 Phone: 515-852-4327 Email: jwenzel@wmtel.net CITY OF GENEVA MAYOR Sean Porter COUNCIL Desiree Johnson, Stephen Love, Todd Pilchard, Tonya Sanders and Jesse Viet. Council meets second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Mike Nuss • 641-847-2214 Email: ackley@mchsi.com

CITY CLERK Deanna Genz Mail: 115 Franklin St. Hansell, IA 50441 Mobile: 641-580-0427 Email cityofgeneva@hotmail.com

CITY OF ALEXANDER MAYOR Arlen L. Olson • 641-692-3526 COUNCIL Jean M. Arends, Darrel D. Baxter, Virgil Larson, Jacob Mc Nutt, Thomas Shear. Council meets first Tuesday at 5 p.m.

CITY OF HANSELL MAYOR Doug Symens COUNCIL: Deloris Cunningham, Jess Harlan, Jason Harper, Michael Norman, Nicole Wickwire. Council meets second Monday at 7 p.m.

CITY CLERK Rozanne Bird Mail: PO Box 1, Alexander, IA 50420 Mobile: 515-571-1120 elvisbird@mchsi.com

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Visitor Resources CITY OF HAMPTON MAYOR Shawn Dietz, 641-530-1169 COUNCIL: Ward 1, Valerie Haugebak, 641-456-9819 Ward 2, Jim Davies, 641-425-4707 Ward 3, Dyanne Pralle, 641-456-2176 Ward 4, Craig Eckhardt, 641-456-5244 At Large, Dick Lukensmeyer, 641-4257200 At Large, Steve Harms, 641-456-3101 Council meets the second and fourth Thursdays at 6 p.m. Workshop meets the two Mondays preceding the council meetings. ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF CITY MANAGER: Ron Dunt PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: Doug Tarr CITY CLERK: Robbi Stevens 122 1st Ave. NW, Hampton, IA 50441 Phone: 641-456-4853 Fax: 641-456-3216 POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF: Robert Schaefer 17 2nd St. NW Hampton, IA 50441 Phone: 641-456-2529 FIRE DEPARTMENT Chief: Kent Wilkinson 203 2nd Ave. NW Phone: 641-456-4213 PUBLIC LIBRARY Director: Kim Manning 4 Federal St. S. Phone: 641-456-4451 MORE DEPARTMENTS AIRPORT 641-456-4102 AQUATIC CENTER 641-456-5757 (summer, or city hall off-season) CITY HALL 641-456-4853 CEMETERY 641-456-5740 EMERGENCY 911 STREET DEPARTMENT 641-456-4372 UNDERGROUND UTILITY LOCATING 800-292-8989 WASTE WATER 641-456-2635 WATER WORKS 641-456-2124 TOWN OF LATIMER MAYOR: Kent Morton • 641-579-6372 COUNCIL: Randy DeBour, Rhonda Noelck, Jeanne Plagge, Morgan Prestholt, Dan Torreson. Council meets the second Wednesday at 6 p.m. WWW.FRANKLINCOUNTYTOURISM.COM

CITY CLERK: Judy Muhlenbruck; Mail: PO Box 744 Latimer, IA 50452 Phone: 641-579-6452 Fax: 641-579-6508 Email: latimer@iowaconnect.com CITY OF POPEJOY MAYOR Dale Maas, 515-859-7508 COUNCIL: Ronald R. Allen, Dennis L. Bradley, Scott Bradley, Jesse Furman, Jason Nohrenberg. Council meets the second Tuesday at 6 p.m. CITY CLERK: Jolene Nohrenberg. City Hall: PO Box 15 A, Popejoy, IA 50027 Clerk Home Phone: 515-859-3365 Mobile: 641-373-6660 Email: cityofpopejoy@hotmail.com TOWN OF SHEFFIELD MAYOR Jim Saylor, 641-892-4966 COUNCIL: Rick Larson, Sean Cameron, Ken Berding, Nick Wilson and Ron Simmons. Council meets the second Monday at 7 p.m. CITY CLERK: Gina Despenas ASSISTANT CITY CLERK: Sheri Bogue Mail: PO Box 252, Sheffield, IA 50475 Phone: 641-892-4718 Fax: 641-892-4327 Email: shefcler@frontiernet.net

City Council, Creative Solutions EX OFFICIO: Brody Bertram, Franklin County Conservation Erran Miller, Krukow Real Estate STAFF Brook Boehmler, executive director, Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Hope Polk, Center 1 assistant FRANKLIN COUNTY TOURISM BOARD PRESIDENT Brody Bertram, Franklin County Conservation VICE-PRESIDENT Donnis Borcherding, Hampton State Bank TREASURER Shannon Latham, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds MEMBERS Jon Baltes, Franklin County Fair Board Sheri Bogue, Jon’s Auto & Truck Repair Jim Davies, Creative Solutions Cindy Mollenbeck, First National Bank Brian Stevens, retired educator Judy Wrolson, Cornerstone Cottage EX OFFICIO Ron Dunt, city of Hampton Mike Nolte, Franklin County STAFF Brook Boehmler, Chamber executive director

HAMPTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Megan Rosenberg, Law office of Hobson, Cady & Cady VICE-PRESIDENT Kim Price, Franklin General Hospital TREASURER Kent Mollenbeck, past president, First National Bank of Hampton MEMBERS Scott Sackville, Sackville Insurance Guyla Pohlman, The Wood Cellar Nicole Poock, Sukup Manufacturing Kathy Stanbrough, Abbott Realty Mike Goodwin, Mort’s Water Co. Larry Miller, United Bank & Trust Co. Todd Lettow, Hampton-Dumont Community School District Donnis Borcherding, Hampton State Bank, Country Heritage Bed & Breakfast Eric Christianson, Jasperson Insurance & Real Estate Ltd. CITY OFFICIAL: Jim Davies, Hampton FRANKLIN COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE| 2013

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Index Whatever you need...

4 VISITOR RESOURCES Government listings 7 ATTRACTIONS North Hansell Shooting Complex, Beeds Lake 15 CITY PARKS Hampton, Latimer, Coulter, Hansell, Sheffield, Popejoy, Geneva, Ackley, Dows 23 FRANKLIN COUNTY PARKS 27 BUSINESS DIRECTORIES Lodging, Retail, Vehicle, Professional, Construction, Organizations, Churches 36 GREATER FRANKLIN COUNTY BUSINESS DIRECTORY 44 TRANSPORTATION MAP 46 ENTERTAINMENT Franklin County Fair 2013, Harriman-Nielsen Festival

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Franklin County

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• Our population is 10,680 people. About 2,542 are youth. • Hampton is the county seat, where the county government makes its decisions for the people. • Franklin County was officially organized in 1855. • We are named after Benjamin Franklin, one of our country’s founding fathers. • Average January temperature 25 degrees • Average July temperature - 83 degrees • Topography - irregular plains

OUR TOWNS Franklin County has eight official towns: Alexander, Coulter, Geneva, Hampton, Hansell, Latimer, Popejoy and Sheffield. Parts of Dows and Ackley peek into Franklin County, too. Our school districts draw in Dumont and Aredale, from western Butler County, and Rockwell, Swaledale, Meservey and Thornton, from southern Cerro Gordo County. You can learn more about our towns by visiting our webpage at www.franklincountyiowa.com and clicking on the Community menu, then Communities. FAMOUS PEOPLE William D. Leahy (1875-1959) fivestar general and fleet admiral for the U.S. Navy, as honored during World War II. Bob Artley (1917-2011) artist and author of many children’s books.

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Jack Bailey (1907-1980), host of the TV show “Queen for a Day.” Others from Franklin County who have gained national and worldwide notoriety because of their accomplishments, the first being a dentist from Latimer, Iowa by the name of Dr. Milton S. Wirtz (1905-1993) who invented the acrylic eye. Because of the many soldiers who lost eyes during World War II, he felt a need for an eye replacement. An exhibit of his works and equipment is part of a display located in the Franklin County Historical Museum in Hampton. Also, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. contains his works and other information. Another person famous to our county is Attorney James E. Coonley, Sr. (1910-2003). Coonley successfully prosecuted the first drunken driving case in U.S. history in November 1937, in the Franklin County Courthouse, using blood-alcohol testing as evidence of intoxication.

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North Hansell Shooting Complex

Pistol and rifle ranges at North Hansell Shooting Complex

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he North Hansell Shooting Complex is located 2 miles north of Hansell on Franklin County Road S-56 (Timber Avenue) just south of C-25. Two open shelters were completed in 2011 to protect users of the long-range course from the elements, with the aid of a grant from the Community Foundation of Franklin County. In addition to offering practice for carrying permits, the course is home to the newly formed trapshooting club, an activity shared between HamptonDumont (H-D) and Coulter Alexander

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Latimer (CAL) school districts. The course features a shotgun range with a sporting clays launcher, a rifle range with target berms at 100 to 350 yards and a pistol range with target areas from 15 to 100 yards. The shorter three-gun range for action shooting is a more recent addition. Range users will be asked for a $5 per visit fee to cover development and maintenance of the facility. For regular visitors, a $40 season pass is available. The range features reflective steel targets, offering visual and auditory feedback. Paper targets may be brought. The pistol range features swinging

steel plate targets at 15 and 25 yards, and a dueling tree. The rifle range offers swinging steel plate targets at each of the target berms ranging from the size of a deck of playing cards up to 2 by 2 feet. Picnic tables are available. The complex is handicapaccessible with an on-site restroom. The North Hansell Shooting Complex is part of the Franklin County Conservation Department and was built entirely by volunteers and donations next to the site of the former Franklin County Landfill. For more information, contact Franklin County Conservation at 641-456-4375.

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hether you are picnicking, camping, boating or just taking a stroll through hiking paths, Beeds Lake State Park is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Covering 320 acres with a 98acre lake, the handicappedaccessible state park is one of the most popular attractions in Franklin County. Beeds Lake is an ideal place for a family cookout with many grassy and shaded picnic areas to provide opportunities for relaxation. A major attraction is the former beach concession, which has been renovated into a lodge. The lodge is available for rent-

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A rustic shelter, with electrical service is available and may be reserved

The sandy beach is located on the west side of the causeway. Although no lifeguard is on duty, the beach area is always open and is a great place for young and old to enjoy the water on a hot summer day. The lake is a popular destination for anglers yearround. Walleyes, bass, catfish, panfish and tiger muskies are available. A fishing jetty and dock are located on the south shore of the lake and are accessible to people who are mobility impaired.

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Beeds Lake Beeds Lake is a popular boating spot due to its scenic beauty. Motors of all horsepower may be used, but must be operated at no-wake speed. A modern boat ramp is located on the southern shore of the lake near the beach area. The campground at Beeds Lake has 144 sites, 99 with electricity. Modern restrooms and shower facilities are available, as well as a sanitary dump station. Half of the campsites can be reserved online, and half are available for self-registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve campsites online at, www. reserveiaparks.com or by calling 1-877-427-2757. Camping permits are $16 per night for a basic unit in the electric area and $11 per night for a basic unit in the non-electric area, for up to six people, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The office of the park ranger is located in a clearing between the south picnic grounds and the campgrounds.

Iowa does not have a fee to use its state parks, but you should take a few garbage bags. You are responsible for removing your own trash from the park. For information about Beeds Lake, call 641-456-2047.

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Hansberry built a flour mill near Spring Creek northwest of town. Hansberry’s mill was constructed just downstream from the current dam near the bridge that crosses the creek on the east

Beeds Lake State Park provides more than just recreation, a stroll through serene nature and view of Iowa’s rural beauty. It also provides a taste of Iowa’s rich history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park and manmade lake feature structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Depression years of the 1930s. The CCC 4th of July Celebration at Beeds Lake cluster includes the spillway, causeway, bathhouse and con- side of the park. To generate enough cession stand. water pressure to turn the large water Beeds Lake dates back to wheel to power the mill’s grinding ma1857 when Hampton pioneer T.K. chinery, Hansberry dammed up the

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creek to create the west arm of the lake. In 1864 he sold the 40-acre lake to William Beed, who put in the long causeway. In 1904 the flour mill discontinued operation. At first, support for a park financed by local businesses was a popular idea, but the plans never materialized. As a result, the lake was drained and the land returned to farming. BUT THAT wasn’t the end. In the early 1930s, the Iowa State Fish and Game Commission approved a plan for a state park at the site — if the community would provide the land. The proposed rejuvenation of old Beeds Lake that was put to a vote stipulated that Franklin County would issue $50,000 in bonds for the purpose of acquiring the land and erecting a dam.

The proposal was defeated by a small margin because it was estimated the cost to taxpayers would amount to $100,000. Another attempt to develop the area came in 1934 when an Izaak Walton League committee began to make plans for the construction of

Beeds Lake the lake and development of the surrounding area. Although land prices were depressed during this era, lake owners sold their land for the project. Lots on the north shore sold for $125 each.

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In 1934 the state stepped in to develop the property into a state park. The money was turned over to the The dam, bathhouse and several othstate requiring the state to hold title to er projects were started by the CCC, the lake bed and all land within 300 a program launched under President feet of the shore. After all lots were Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal to ease unemployment among young men in the U.S. during the Great Depression. The CCC camp moved to Hampton in July 1934 with 195 men in camp. On Aug. 31 the construction of a permanent camp was started at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. The camp included nine barracks, a hospital, mess hall, recreation building, combination bathhouse and latrine, officers’ quarters and an administration building. I caught my first fish at Beeds Lake Construction of the dam began in March 1935. sold, a drawing was held to see who The men worked two shifts of eight would receive each lot. The city of hours each at either the rock quarry Hampton then approved $8,000 in or the dam. In May the Spring Creek bonds to finance the renovation of the channel was blocked through the old lake.

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dam so that water backed up into the lake bed west of the spillway. The spillway was 170 feet long and the dam rose 40 feet above the rock foundation which was eight feet below the water level. The dam was 55 feet wide at the base and 13 feet wide at the top. Laborers also forged a truck trail and three miles of foot trails into the public areas of the park. Fifty-five acres of native trees were planted including 10,000 donated by a Hampton nursery. Improvements were made to the 120-acre lake bed, sloping the banks and rip-rapping where necessary. Fish shelters were constructed and the old mill pond was rebuilt to create a filtering house and a fish-rearing pond. Two public restrooms were constructed at the picnic area and parking space for 300 vehicles was cleared away. By the fall of 1935 the dam was complete and the lake was filled. The cost of the entire project was more than $1 million. In September 1935 the state conservation commission stocked the

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new lake with 12,500 smallmouth bass and 12,000 crappies. In 1938 the lake was stocked with more crappies and smallmouth bass, bluegills

cluding Clear Lake. Camping came to Beeds Lake in 1958. A four-acre campground was built on the southeast side of the park and new boat ramps were added. When severe bank erosion occurred in 1960, 1,000 tons of rip-rapping was completed in February 1961. The rocks were dumped on the ice along the bank and settled into place when the ice melted in the spring. The following Oct. 15, more acres of the west of the beach were purchased for picnicking, giving the park access to the entire shoreline of the lake. In 1968 land in the southeast part of the park near Beeds Lake Band Concert the camping area was purand largemouth bass. To allow the chased, and new showers and elecfish to multiply, the lake was closed to trical hookups were added. The counfishing for two years. ty road that passed on what is now In 1940, a 30-acre tract of land park property was also changed to its east of the lake was purchased for current location. fish-rearing ponds. Walleyes and finThe lake was drained in 1971 to gerlings raised there were stocked in get rid of rough fish. In 1982 it was many lakes throughout the state, in- again drained to reinforce the dam

Beeds Lake when engineers had determined that the dam could be tipped over in the event of a 100-year flood. It was then restocked. In 1997, the nonprofit Friends of Beeds Lake group spoke of draining the lake again but was told it would have to come up with the funds. After the draft of a 2010 watershed management plan, funding was obtained in Fall 2010 for a study to demonstrate the need of dredging (clearing the sediment from) the west end of the lake. As presented in February, 2012, dry dredging the deepest-sedimented part of lake is the most cost-efficient option. Meanwhile, lake supporters are petitioning the Department of Natural Resources to get the lake to the 35-priority list for Iowa water body dredging. Signs marking the watershed’s north and south boundaries were placed in 2012. Maintenance work continues at the park. Volunteers repaired an eroded and unsafe trail in summer 2012.

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grand reopening, for the season’s first The north side of the park, on municipal band concert the hill, features the bright Hampton Tuesday, June 5. The Family Aquatic Center with four municipal band plays waterslides, a foam lobster, wading each Tuesday evening pool, play set and water dump bucket. in June and into July. A restroom is available seasonally. In 2010, the band shell At the foot of the hill, the park was deemed structurally includes a baseball diamond and unsound. After pro-bono — new in 2013 — a skate park, two consulting from RDG new play structures, and renovated Planning and Design basketball, tennis and sand volleyball in Des Moines, the courts. community pitched in to Weekdays, aquatic center rates raise more than $90,000, may be obtained by calling 456-5757 enough to restore the or Hampton City Hall at 641-456historic structure and 4853. Visit www.hamptonia.us for Bandshell Concert - Tuesdays on the Town begin an endowment for more information. future improvements. The recreational trail connects HAMPTON PARKS The band shell Progress Park Hampton has plenty of places to is home to summer to the main line play, including its extensive city park concerts from the a block north. system. Hampton municipal BAND SHELL PARK features the band. THE ROLLING second-oldest band shell in Iowa. It A restroom is P R A I R I E was built in 1959 at a cost of $4,400 available seasonally. T R A I L using funds from an estate and the spans from park board. PROGRESS PARK the Franklin Music and architecture enthusiasts is on First Street W e l l n e s s should be sure to visit the newly NW. Center in the renovated Hampton Band Shell for its New Basketball Court at Progress Park HOURS: We are open May - December, Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Harvest Wine Festival & Wine Release August 31 & September 1, 1-6 p.m. Special events on web site: www.townsendwinery.com

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east to the Hampton Cemetery, Hampton-Dumont Middle School, bridges the creek to the West Park area and heads south along Olive Avenue to Highway 3, going east, before a spur turns north up Nettle Avenue to Beeds Lake State Park, and the main line continues on to Coulter in western Franklin County. Please heed signs on the trail. Except for handicap-assistive devices, motor vehicles are not allowed on parts of the trail, especially the cemetery spur. For details, call Franklin County Conservation at 641456-4375.

Harriman Park

HARRIMAN PARK, located on the north edge of Hampton on Highway 65, includes several picnic shelters, playground equipment and fishing at the Spring Creek dam. The pond at Harriman Park was dredged in 1999 and 2000 and is full and ready for fishing. A four-season shelter was built in 2001 and features air conditioning. Nestled in a valley under many trees, Harriman Park has long been a popular spot for reunions and picnics.

City Parks Hampton Rotary Club and the city in 2009. MEMORIAL PARK is located in the northwest of Hampton, at 3rd Avenue and 8th Street. It includes playground equipment, one shelter and room to play.

EAST PARK is on the east side of town along Highway 3. The park includes a disc golf course with a tricky water trap, soccer fields, a picnic shelter, playground equipment and wide-open City Park Shelters spaces. In the 2010s, East Park CITY PARK SHELTERS can be has been a stop on the North reserved by calling Hampton City Hall Iowa Disc Golf Tour. at 641-456-4853. To ensure that care A shelter house and is taken, the deposit is twice the rental concession stand building was fee. constructed with funds from

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food, farmers markets, extended retail hours and to top it all off, municipal band concerts. The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce generally organizes the activities, with various sponsors. The city of Hampton funds the municipal band. SUMMERFEST Hampton’s Summerfest Summerfest Car Show and Car Show are Aug. 9 and 10, 2013 in Band FAMILY DAY AT SUMMERFEST Shell Park. Family activities have long been a Friday will be Business draw to Summerfest and will emerge Appreciation Day, combining the as the theme on Saturday. Inflatables, chamber of commerce golf event, pedal tractor pulls and ice creamplus live entertainment and a eating contests are among activities beverage garden sponsored by to take part in. the Red Moose in Hampton. HARVEST WEEKEND SUMMERFEST CAR SHOW The Harriman Nielsen Fall Festival Vehicles of all ages, of four wheels at the historic farm site on the west and two wheels, are cruised around edge of Hampton on Highway 3 is the the county Friday, Aug. 9. Saturday, first Sunday in October, Oct. 6, 2013. they are parked on the square around A live vaudeville show and silent Band Shell Park for closer viewing. movie at the 100th anniversary of

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Hampton’s historic Windsor Theatre precedes it on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Call 641-456-5668 for information about visitor’s accommodations that weekend. RURAL PARK EVENTS Parks in rural Franklin County also offer distance running and walking opportunities. There’s a chance for recognition if competing in these special events. Beeds Lake Restoration Run

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of Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. The event offers a 5k/10k and half Patriots Guard Riders in Latimer marathon and two meals. Beeds Lake is west and north Fun Day Parade 2011 of Hampton. Friday features a pasta supper. A pancake breakfast is Saturday. Local groups sponsor the meals. Registered runners and walkers should ask about meals included in registration. Visit friendsofbeedslake.com for more information. tables, vintage lighting, and wide sidewalks allowing wheelchair access. Maynes Grove 5K: A 5K run and walk A portable restroom is available. at Maynes Grove, 4 miles south of Over at Latimer’s East Park, on Hampton, is slated for Sept. 7, 2013. the north side of town, the summer Call 641-456-4375 on weekdays or go is spent enjoying ball games at two online to franklincountyconservation. diamonds, one for softball and one for org for details. baseball. The east diamond, used for LATIMER PARKS softball, saw a new roof and siding Latimer boasts two city parks. and relocation, with help of local FFA Community groups made many members, in 2012. improvements at West Park in 2011. The town also features a small The park offers new playground Gazebo Memorial Park next to its post equipment, a renovated shelter office. Visitors may enjoy rest among house, tetherball courts, new picnic the flowers.

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s COULTER Coulter’s city park boasts play equipment and shelters, including a gazebo. The Rolling Prairie Trail head is also there. It has a cemetery, which is maintained.

COULTER FUN DAY: Coulter Fun Day, the last Saturday in Tractor Pulling at Latimer Fun Days June, includes a parade, lunch and evening fireworks. LATIMER HISTORICAL MUSEUM Santa Day falls in mid-December. The back rooms of Latimer City Ask at St. John’s Lutheran Hall house a museum dedicated to Church Parish Hall about traditional the town history. City hall is open Scandinavian events the first weekdays until 3 p.m. The museum is also available by appointment. weekends in March and October. Visitors learn about Latimer’s past through historic memorabilia from HANSELL HANSEL CITY PARK when the town was first established. Hansell’s city park features Call Latimer City Hall for more a softball diamond, playground information, 641-579-6452. equipment, a wooden ship, and a LATIMER FUN DAY: Every summer, shelter house. on the last Saturday of July, the The wooden ship, made by the Latimer Community Club puts Amish, was a gift from the Sue Rowen together a day of fun for the town. family to honor late mayor, David Games and activities aplenty are Rowen. there to enjoy for kids of all ages.

City Parks Community betterment funds allowed for building the shelter house. The softball diamond is open until dark. Softball teams wishing to reserve the diamond should call city clerk Deanna Genz at 641-494-8425. A portable restroom is available seasonally. SHEFFIELD SHEFFIELD LEGION PARK The city’s primary park is supported by both the city and the local American Legion. Featuring a playground, gazebo, and a war memorial, the park is a central activity location for all ages. Two new little league ball diamonds opened for games in 2011, with an electric scoreboard. The diamonds are located north of the high school baseball-softball complex at the corner of Cleveland and Thompson streets in Sheffield. Several local businesses and contractors donated work and land to the cause.

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City Parks MARIE AYERS PARK Offering a shelter with electricity and brand new playground equipment, Marie Ayers Park is situated next to the town’s swimming pool and school football field. SHEFFIELD DAY: Sheffield’s town celebration falls Aug. 24, 2013. The Sheffield Betterment Foundation is combining two town celebrations this year, Big Days and Oktoberfest. Located in the park, the celebration

is sure to feature food and activities. In the past, town events have also included music and fireworks. POPEJOY POPEJOY CONSERVATION PARK Rural Popejoy is home to Popejoy Conservation Park, a 61-acre park half a mile south of Popejoy. See County Parks. POPEJOY DAY: Popejoy Day is generally held the second Saturday in August. In the past, it has included an antique tractor raffle put on by the Lions Club, a parade, supper and entertainment.

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GENEVA BURKLEY PARK Rural Geneva is home to Burkley Park, operated by Franklin County Conservation. See County Parks. ACKLEY PRAIRIE BRIDGES PARK Prairie Bridges Park and Campground is on County Highway S56 north of Ackley. The park boasts 101 acres of prairie, timber, stocked fishing ponds, a swimming area and three miles of trails to bike and walk on. Trails take visitors through forested areas, among 18 acres of native prairie, and over streams and ponds via eight historical bridges. A recreation trail connects it to town. Amenities include a modern

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campground with 120 sites, most with electrical service, water, and septic connections, plus restroom and shower facilities. There are 30 basic campsites; pull-through sites and septic sites are available. An insulated shelter house and banquet facility measures 30 by 40 feet and accepts group reservations. Call 641-485-1623. Fishing areas are accessible by small boats. Fishing is also accessible through a 14 by 16-foot handicapaccessible dock, cleared shoreline, or numerous bridges. Yearly events at Prairie Bridges Park include a car show put on by Sons of the American Legion, Haunted Hayrides in October and Christmas in July. For the car show and Christmas in July, trophies are awarded. There is also a 5K run and walk during the Ackley festival, Sauerkraut Days, in June. SAUERKRAUT DAYS: Sauerkraut Days is the first weekend in June, in Ackley. For more than a century, this four-day event has brought people together. Activities include carnival

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rides, live entertainment, wieners and sauerkraut, a grand parade, a children’s parade, children’s tractor pull, fishing derby, a German band and fireworks. DOWS DOWS CITY PARKS The Dows City Park and Shelter House takes up half a block and is on Ellsworth Street/County Highway S13. It is open year-round. The shelter house is suitable for entertainment events. The Dows Park and Swimming Pool is on the southwest edge of town at 2732 Dows Williams Road. The park and an adjoining campground are open year-round. The campground has about 11 spots for electric and water hookup. It accommodates recreational vehicles. The campground and pool share

a bathroom and shower facility. Bathrooms are handicap-accessible and stay open May 1 to Nov. 1. The swimming pool area is open June 1 to Aug. 31. The pool boasts two waterslides. The deep end is about 10 feet. There is also a wading pool. For pricing, June to August, call the pool office at 515-852-4644. The Dows Golf Course is at 200 85th St. The course is open from April 15 to Oct. 15. No reservations are taken. The course was built in 1965 solely by the labor of community members and has operated continuously. For more information, call Dows City Hall at 515-852-4327, or during operating season, call the Golf Course office at 515-852-4751. DOWS CORN DAYS: The first weekend in August marks a large celebration. The festivities include a parade, entertainment in the park, food vendors, inflatable rides, several activities, and a community church service.

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Department of Natural Resources by phone at 1-800-367-1188. Call 641-456-4375 for information on summer programs and the county parks. Here is a description of the parks: I N G E B R E T S O N MEMORIAL GROVE, 2 miles west of Sheffield on C-13 and 1 mile north: Hampton-Dumont Middle School students Timbered area left in its natwalk on the trail as part of an Iowa fitness ural state, with 1 1/4 miles of initiative in fall of 2012 trails. ranklin County is blessed with BURKLEY PARK, 2 miles west of an extensive park system and Geneva: It is 6 acres of heavy timber. an active parks and recreation HANDORF ROADSIDE PARK, 8 miles east of Hampton on Highway 3: program. A recent trail system connects It is 4 acres with a shelter house, toiBeeds Lake State Park to Hampton lets and picnic area. HAWKINS GAME MANAGEMENT and Coulter. Semi-modern camping means AREA, 3 miles east of Alexander on electric hookups but no water hookup, C-25. It is 1 acre and open for public hunting. no shower and no flush toilets. All areas said to be open to pub- INTERSTATE LAKE PARK, 1 mile lic hunting are thus only during hunt- south of I-35 and Highway 3: It is a ing season and to licensed hunters. 26-acre lake, originally a borrow pit Non-resident hunting license appli- for the construction of I-35. The lake cations are available from the Iowa is stocked with bluegills, channel cat-

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fish and largemouth bass. No swimming is allowed. Boats are restricted to 1 1/2 hp motors. MALLORY MEMORIAL PARK, 4 1/2 miles south of Hampton, and 2 miles west of Highway 65: It is 71 acres with semi-modern and primitive camping areas, playground equipment, 1 1/4 miles of hiking trails, two picnic areas, and good smallmouth bass fishing. OAKLAND-IOWA RIVER CONSERVATION AREA, 3 miles southwest of Popejoy: A 281-acre tract bordering the Iowa River, open to fishing and hunting. OAKLAND VALLEY GAME MANAGEMENT AREA, 1 1/4 miles southwest of Popejoy: The town of Oakland Valley existed here from 1855 to 1883. The area is preserved as a wildlife area and historical site. POPEJOY CONSERVATION PARK, 1/2 mile south of Popejoy: It is a 61acre park with semi-modern camping facilities, an enclosed shelter house for year-round use, toilets, picnic area, electricity, water, and playground equipment. A sledding hill is maintained for winter use.

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Iowa River at Popejoy

ROBINSON PARK, 1 mile north and 1 mile east of Hampton: It is 60 acres with semi-modern camping, a shelter house, toilets, picnic area, playground equipment, electricity and water. Otter Creek runs through the park for the angler and a trail runs through the oak timber for the nature lover. SHEFFIELD GAME MANAGEMENT AREA, 3 miles west and 1 mile north

of Sheffield: It is 16 acres divided into a small fishing lake, open grassland, and light timber. It is open to public hunting and fishing. TOFT WILDLIFE AREA, on northeast corner of Dows: 14 acres for fishing and hunting along the Iowa River and at an old gravel pit. WEST FORK WILDLIFE AREA, 3 miles north and 8 1/2 miles east of

Hampton: It is 123 acres of heavy timber located on the West Fork of the Cedar River, open to public hunting and fishing. WKW CONSERVATION PARK, 1 mile north and 1 mile east of Hampton: It is 54 acres with trails and camping. THORN APPLE WOODS, 5 miles north and 7 1/2 miles east of Hampton: A 93-acre tract of heavy timber and grassland on the West Fork of the Cedar River, open to public hunting and fishing. SPRING CREEK WILDLIFE AREA, 2 miles east of Latimer and 1 mile north of Highway 3: It is a 20-acre grassy lowland through which Spring Creek flows. It is open to public hunting. Prairie Tract, 1/2 mile north of Highway 3 on Killdeer Ave.: It is a 37acre annex to Spring Creek Wildlife Area, which is also open to public hunting. DEER MEADOW WILDLIFE AREA, 9 miles east of Hampton and 1/2 mile north: It is 84 acres of bottom land timber and grassland. Hartgrave Creek passes through the public hunting

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HOSPITALITY, RESTAURANT, CAMPING AND LODGING AmericInn Lodge & Suites Lori Mensing 702 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5559 www.americinn.com Motels B & C Kitchen Inc. Jeffrey Ho 7 1st Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2788 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Beeds Lake State Park Terry Manning 1422 165th Street Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2047 www.exploreparks.com Parks and Recreation Breadeaux Pizza Chris Nee 24 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5608 Food Products, Services Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Coconut Lounge Alicia Saldivar-Rodriguez 11 2nd Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 420-2731 Lounge/Bar Country Heritage Bed and Breakfast Donnis Borcherding 1034 Hwy 3 Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4036 www.countryheritagebb.com Bed and Breakfast D.T.’s Roadhouse Doug Pralle 507 Main Street Dumont, IA 50625 (641) 857-3440 Lounge/Bar Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room WWW.FRANKLINCOUNTYTOURISM.COM

Dudley’s Corner Dave Dudley 648 Highway 3 Latimer, IA 50452 (641) 866-6999 Convenience Store Gifts/Gift Shop Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Towing El Paisita Family Mexican Restaurant Tamara Aguilar 106 4th St NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2399 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Godfather’s Pizza Sheryl Schumann 805 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3355 www.godfathers.com Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Gold Key Motel Monte and Laura Beemer 1570B Hwy 65 N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-1996 www.goldkeymotel.net Lodging Motels Hampton Country Club Angie Harper 1620 Country Club Lane Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3256 www.hamptoncountryclub.com Golf Course Hampton Motel Corp. Deb Allen 816 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3680 www.abcmcorp.com Motels

Hardees Paulette Beyer 10 3rd Street SW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3312 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Food Products, Services Honk ‘n’ Hollar Diner Lisa Sliter 709 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2437 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room La Jarochita Restaurant Marcelo Flores 108 Federal Street N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4466 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room McDonald’s Sheryl Jeffrey 411 Central Avenue E Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4122 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Pakoda’s Steakhouse Steve & Lisa Sliter 719 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2462 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Lounge/Bar Pit Row Pub Tom & Jennifer Rooney 19 Federal Street N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-1940 Lounge/Bar Red Moose Sports Bar Jeff Nachazel 10 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2165 Lounge/Bar

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Ridge Stone Golf Club Eric Prall 7 Brickyard Road Sheffield, IA 50475 (641) 892-8040 www.ridgestonegolfclub.com Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Recreation Rustic Brew Kim Mulford and Kathy Heuer 117 1st St NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2141 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Coffee Shop Gifts/Gift Shop Seven Stars Family Restaurant Nick Ahmedi Nevzat 709 4th Street SE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5378 www.7starsfamily.com Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Sheffield Inn Julie Peltier 223 Gilman Street Sheffield, IA (641) 892-4320 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Subway Cassie Uhlenhopp 217 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4000 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Tropical Sno Lillianna M Dohlman Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 512-7093 Food Products, Services Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Wholly Smoke BBQ Rob Dietz 544 100th Street Dows, IA 50071 (319) 239-6290 Catering Food Products, Services

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RETAIL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Access Systems, Lindsay Baessler Lindsay Baessler 604 Ansborough Ave. Waterloo, IA 50701 (319) 235-0346 www.accesssystems.com Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture, Printers, Publishers, Graphics Advanced Systems, Inc. Dave Quint 2945 Airport Blvd Waterloo, IA 50703 (319) 232-6621 www.asiowa.com Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture Advanced Technology Solutions Jeff Christiansen 1021 Glendale Park Drive Hampton, IA 50441 (456) 456-2131 www.atsol.net Computer Sales/Service, Audio/Video Sales/Service, Telecommunications/ Equipment, Website Design & Hosting AMENities Pamela Warwick 603 Grant Street Coulter, IA 50431 (641) 425-3093 Gifts/Gift Shop Beringer Monument Company Dan Schipper 306 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2303 www.kjgems.com Funeral Homes/Monuments BodyWorks Fitness Club Brad Scheideman 808 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4106 www.bodyworksfitnessclub. hamptoniowa.org Fitness Club Cano’s Golden Shears Mayra Canos 113 1st St. NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 231-1280 Cosmetology

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Carlson Tree Farm Cathy Carlson 867 130th Street Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 866-6946 www.carlsontreefarm.com Tree Farms Carol’s Flower Box, LLC Carol Schnabel 116 2nd Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4580 www.carolsflowerbox.com Florist, Gifts/Gift Shop Casey’s General Store Tammy Viet 719 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-1909 Convenience Store Cathy’s Country Cook’n Cathy Carlson 867 130th Street Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 866-6946 www.carlsontreefarm.com Bakeries Cell Tech, Inc. Katy Flint 121 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4388 www.celltech-inc.com Cellular Phone Service Communications Christensen Jewelry Russ Gibson 120 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3473 www.christensenjewelry.com Jewelers Gifts/Gift Shop

Cornerstone Cottage Judy Wrolson 16 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3339 www.cornerstonecottage.biz Antiques & Collectibles, Cellular Phone Service, Cosmetics, Gifts/Gift Shop Country Collections Corky Wolf 2428 Hwy 3 Dumont, IA 50625 (641) 857-3314 Furniture/Home Furnishings New, Clothing, Home Decor Crossroads Connie Evans 4 4th Street SE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3242 Convenience Store Culligan Water Conditioning Steve Carew 512 S Oak Street Iowa Falls, IA 50126 (641) 648-5199 www.culliganwater.com Water Conditioning Cuts on the Corner Tina Deardeuff 1 1st Street SW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 430-3037 Barber/Beauty Salons D & L Sanitation, Inc. Scott & Jill Conlon PO Box 556 Sheffield, IA 50475 (641) 892-4483 Garbage/Rubbish Collection

Dancin’ with Roxie Roxanna Johnson Continental Wholesale Company, LLC 212 Federal Street N Joel Orr Hampton, IA 50441 15 5th Avenue SE (641) 430-5003 Hampton, IA 50441 www.dancinwithroxie.com (641) 456-3165 Dance Studio www.continentalwholesale.net Retail DataQuest Dan Grell Coonley Apartments 1223 Mallard Avenue 900 Federal Street N Hampton, IA 50441 Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5525 (641) 420-2731 www.dataquest-hampton.com Apartments Computer Sales/Service

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Diamond Ridge, Inc. Russ Gibson 703 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50401 (641) 425-5420 www.dixiechopper.com Lawn Mower Sales Dog House Designs 17 2nd Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2514 Pet Supplies, Retail Dumont Telephone Company Roger Kregel 506 Pine Street Dumont, IA 50625 (641) 857-3211 www.dumonttelephone.com Telecommunications/Equipment Cable TV El Paisita Tamara L. Aguilar 207 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 812-1018 www.facebook.com/ElPaisita Retail, Clothing, Gifts/Gift Shop El Valle Store 212 1st Avenue NW Hampton, 50441 (641) 494-7244 Grocery Store Essential Bodywear Brenda DeVries 1860 Nettle Avenue Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 430-6920 www.myessentialbodywear.com Retail, Home Business Fareway Stores, Inc. Rick Schall 309 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5253 www.fareway.com Grocery Store Fireside Gifts Cindy Grefe 104 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3171 Gifts/Gift Shop

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RETAIL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Four Oaks Enterprises Dave Harms 1267 190th Street Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4293 Lawn Care & Landscape, Snow Removal

Hampton Chronicle, a division of Mid-America Publishing Corp. Ryan Harvey 9 2nd Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2585 www.hamptonchronicle.com Newspapers, Advertising, Mailing, Printers, Publishers, Graphics

Four Seasons Services Jim Wobschall 1388 140th Street Hampton, IA 50441 Hampton Estates Manufactured (641) 456-5103 Housing Community Lawn Care & Landscape, Snow Removal Steve Haviland 777 8th Street SW Franklin Grassland Seed Company Hampton, IA 50441 Scott Strother (641) 580-0004 1418B 170th Street Housing Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4410 Hampton Hardware Agriculture, Seed Conditioning/Distribution Jeff Hofer 416 Central Avenue W Franklin Wellness Center Hampton, IA 50401 Nick Hansen (641) 456-1900 1514 Central Avenue E Hardware, Computer Sales/Service, Hampton, IA 50441 Rentals/Party Equipment & Supplies (641) 456-2827 www.franklinwellness.com Hampton Home Store Fitness Club Lance & Lindsay Uhlenhopp 14 1st Street NW Giddings Signs Hampton, IA 50441 Grant Giddings (641) 456-2503 1105 4th Street SE Appliance Sales and Services, Cellular Hampton, IA 50441 Phone Service (641) 456-2182 www.giddingssigns.com Hampton Travel Planner Signs Richard Lukensmeyer 420 4th Street NE Gold Canyon Candles - Hope Polk Hampton, IA 50441 Hope Polk (641) 456-5631 805 Central Avenue East www.travel-planner.net Hampton, IA 50441 Travel Agencies (641) 210-8290 www.mygc.com/hopepolk Happy Hour Trailer Sales Candles, Gifts/Gift Shop, Home Business Harlan Holstad 105 18th Avenue NE Got You Covered! Hampton, IA 50441 John & Debbie Currier (641) 425-4321 112 1st Avenue NW www.trailersales.hamptoniowa.org Hampton, IA 50441 Trailers (641) 456-4124 www.got-you-covered.biz Iowa River Players Apparel, Advertising Specialties, Athletic Luanne Krabbe Wear, Embroidery, Screen 901 Broadway Street Rowan, IA 50470 Graphics Plus (319) 231-7828 Scott Krogh www.iowariverplayers.org 201 Main Street Theaters Iowa Falls, IA 50126 (641) 648-2583 www.atotalgraphicsolution.com Advertising Specialties, Printers, Publishers, Graphics WWW.FRANKLINCOUNTYTOURISM.COM

iStop Tech Shop Jim Davies 203 Gilman Street Sheffield, IA 50475 (641) 892-4466 www.iStopTechShop.com Website Design & Hosting Computer Sales/Service Keith’s Krafts & Fixit, LLC Keith Kothenbeutel 4 2nd Street SE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3557 Saw & Scissor Sharpening, Vacuum Cleaner Repair KIMT-TV 3 Mike Fitzgerald 112 N Pennsylvania Avenue Mason City, IA 50402 (800) 323-4883 www.kimt.com Televisions/Radios KLMJ-KQCR Craig Donnelly 1509 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5656 www.klmj.com Advertising, Media, Radio

Liquor Barn Jeff Birdsell 721 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4603 Liquor Stores Long Term Medical Supply Corporation Ginger Whitmore 201 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2885 www.ltms.com Medical Supplies Marco Dan Ervin 123 1st Street SE Mason City, IA 50401 (800) 798-8836 www.mcbsinc.com Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture Medical Center Pharmacy Todd Wragge & Wendal Speake 1720 Central Avenue E Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4146 Pharmacy/Drug Store

Midwest Prairie Candles Carol Lowry-Symens Koerner-Whipple Pharmacies, Inc. 1518 Hwy 65 N Todd Wragge & Wendal Speake Hampton, IA 50441 104 1st Street NW (641) 456-4515 Hampton, IA 50441 www.midwestprairiecandles.com (641) 456-3171 Candles Pharmacy/Drug Store, Gifts/Gift Shop Miller Tree Farm Korner Bakery Doug & Cindy Miller Cliff & Jane Huff 1690 Raven Avenue 122 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2228 (641) 456-2737 Tree Farms Bakeries Movies America and Solar Studios Kum & Go Mary Ann Fulton-Velasquez Melody Taylor 119 1st Street NW 609 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3773 (641) 456-5106 Video Rental, Dry Cleaning, Tanning Convenience Store Northside One Stop Latham Hi-Tech Seeds Becky Harper Shannon Latham 1208 4th Street NE 131 180th Street Hampton, IA 50441 Alexander, IA 50420 (641) 456-4157 (641) 692-3258 Liquor Stores, Convenience Store www.lathamseeds.com Seed Conditioning/Distribution, Agriculture FRANKLIN COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE| 2013

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RETAIL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Orange Possum Kelsey Boeckmann 12 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4777 Gifts/Gift Shop, Clothing Phelps Implement Corporation Randy Oehlert 1611 Hwy 65 Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2534 www.phelpsimp.com Farm Management Consultants Rainbow Feed & Garden Randy Westhoff 300 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3077 Agriculture, Pet Supplies

Servpro-Teggatz Enterprises, Inc. Tom Teggatz 501 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3633 www.servpro.com Carpet/Furniture Cleaning, Water Damage Restoration Sew Heavenly Creations Dawn Hansen 209 W Gilman Street Sheffield, IA 50475 (641) 892-4111 www.sewheavenlycreations.com Wedding & Prom Shop Shopko Hometown Cathy Huffman 808 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4891 www.pamida.com Department Stores

Reminder Printing Company Doris Doyle 125 2nd Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home (641) 456-4512 and Monument Sales Printers, Publishers, Graphics, Advertising Patrick Sietsema 306 Central Avenue E Rick’s Pharmacy Hampton, IA 50441 Rick Grote (641) 456-3232 6 1st Street NW www.sietsemavogelfuneralhomes.com Hampton, IA 50441 Funeral Homes/Monuments (641) 456-3538 Pharmacy/Drug Store, Gifts/Gift Shop Silpada Designer Jewerly Kathy Sheppard Sandee’s Flower House 1919 200th Street Sandee Brouwer Hampton, IA 50441 707 4th Street NE (641) 425-2064 Hampton, IA 50441 www.mysilpada.com/kathy.sheppard (641) 456-4283 Jewelers, Gifts/Gift Shop, Home BusiBridal & Tuxedo Rental, Florist, Gifts/ ness Gift Shop Special K’s Ultimate DJ and Scott’s Audio Karaoke Scott Conlon Kevin Blanford PO Box 556 454 11th Avenue NE Sheffield, IA 50475 Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 892-4483 (641) 456-7002 DJ Services/Karaoke www.specialkdj.com DJ Services/Karaoke ServiceMaster Cleaning Services Tim Chipman Spoken Wheel Cyclery 1735 Madison Avenue Tyler Duit Clarion, IA 50525 416 Washington Avenue (800) 273-4783 Iowa Falls, IA 50126 www.timothychipman.com (641) 648-2924 Carpet/Furniture Cleaning, Water Dam- www.spokenwheelcyclery.com age Restoration Retail

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Storey Kenworthy Julie Bradshaw 1401 S Harrison Avenue Mason City, IA 50401 (641) 422-9123 www.storeykenworthy.com Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture Styles on Third Nadine Goodwin 222 3rd Avenue NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2317 Barber/Beauty Salons, Cosmetology Surveillance Protection Alarm George Inoa 115 1st Avenue Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 812-0036 Computer Sales/Service, Electronics Syngenta Seeds, Inc. Jeff Burkley 1274A Olive Avenue Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2592 www.nk.com Agriculture, Seed Conditioning/Distribution T.I.G.O. Trading, LLC Scott Henze 212 N. Federal Hampton, IA 50441 (319) 961-0080 Retail

The Funky Monkey Tracey Meyer 9 5th Avenue SE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2256 Apparel, Clothing, Handbags, Home Decor, Retail The Furniture Pump Adam Johnson 212 Federal St. N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 430-6006 Furniture/Home Furnishings New The Market Place Mark Whipple 221 1st Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-9175 Gifts/Gift Shop The Wood Cellar Guyla Pohlman 8 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5510 Gifts/Gift Shop TownsEnd Winery & Vineyard Vernon and Judy Harper 2138 160th Street Hansell, IA 50441 (641) 456-2836 www.townsendwinery.com Gifts/Gift Shop, Retail, Winery

Tello Enterprises, LLC Zoami (Sammy) Calles Sosa 713 2nd Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (712) 660-3945 Agriculture

Tupperific Team SalesTupperware Michelle Hartmann 801 South Lincoln Street Sheffield, IA 50475 (641) 892-4206 Home Business, Retail

The Computer Guy Patrick Palmer 115 1st Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-1936 www.thecomputerguy.bz Computer Sales/Service

Windsor Theatre Jim Davies 103 Federal Street N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4389 www.windsortheatre.com Movies, Theaters

The Freckled Dandelion Kelsey Boeckmann and Guyla Pohlman 103 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 812-1010 Clothing, Retail

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VEHICLE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Brent’s Ag & Auto Repair Brent Kotenbrink 1683B Hwy 65 N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5297 Agricultural Equip Repairs, Automobile Repairs

Dale Howard, Inc. Steve Howard 600 Brooks Road Iowa Falls, IA 50126 (641) 648-4691 www.dalehoward.com Automobile Dealers, Automobile Repairs

Pralle’s Wash City, Coulter Tod Pralle 45 Main Street Coulter, IA 50431 (641) 456-0123 www.pralleswashcity.com Car Wash

BSA Auto Sales, Inc. Eric Barkema 1014 4th St NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4559 www.bsaautosales.com Car Dealer

Hampton Auto Glass, Inc. Butch Gruelke 521 4th St. S.E. Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2425 Glass

Pralle’s Wash City, Hampton North Tod Pralle 1317 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-0123 www.pralleswashcity.com Car Wash

Butch Gruelke Auto Body, Inc. Hampton Auto Glass Butch Gruelke 521 4th St. S.E. Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2425 Auto Body Repair and Paint, Locksmith

NAPA Auto Parts Jeremy Bidwell 11 Federal Street N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2553 www.napaonline.com Automobile Parts

Pralle’s Wash City, Hampton West Tod Pralle 604 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-0123 www.pralleswashcity.com Car Wash Redneck Trailer Supplies Jack Clark 1240 Imperial Road Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5633 www.redneck-trailer.com Trailer Supplies

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Abbott Realty Kathy Stanbrough 2 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4707 www.hamptoniowarealestate.com Farm Real Estate, Real Estate-Commercial & Residential, Recreation ABCM Corporation Richard Allbee 1320 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5636 www.abcmcorp.com Health Care Organizations Alquist, Larry J., DDS Dr. Larry Alquist 109 3rd Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4666 Dentists/Dental Labs/Dental Care Castle Dick and Kelch Duane Kelch 2 2nd Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2578 www.cdkinc.biz Insurance, Real Estate-Commercial & Residential

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Coonley & Coonley John Coonley 121 1st Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4741 Attorneys

Dr. Paul Sensor Dr. Paul Sensor 112 2nd Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2625 Dentists/Dental Labs/Dental Care

Coonley & Heilskov, CPA’s Elaine Coonley and Patricia Heilskov 121 1st Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2441 Accountants, Quick Books Consulting

Edward Jones John Rowe 1202 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4946 www.edwardjones.com Investment Counselors

Cub Cadet Childhood Center Robyn Hill-Kofoot 1441 Gull Avenue Latimer, IA 50452 (641) 579-6555 Childcare, Daycare

Eric J. Wagner, D.D.S. Eric Wagner 213 Gilman, Box 40 Sheffield, IA 50475 (641) 892-4898 Dentists/Dental Labs/Dental Care

D.T.’s Limousine Doug Pralle 507 Main Street Dumont, IA 50625 (641) 857-3440 Rentals/Party Equipment & Supplies, Taxi Limousine Service Wedding Rentals

First National Bank of Hampton David Heuberger 211 1st Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4793 www.fnb-hampton.com Banks & Banking Associations

Franklin County Farmers Mutual Insurance Association Steve Tervo 123 Federal Street N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3430 Insurance Franklin Financial Services Belen Krabbe 11 1st Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4644 Investment Counselors Insurance Franklin General Hospital Kim Price 1720 Central Avenue E Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5000 www.franklingeneral.com Hospitals Franklin Medical Center Kim Price 1720 Central Avenue E Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5050 www.franklingeneral.com Medical Clinic

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Franklin Prairie Apartments Cristal Schriber 1724 Central Avenue E Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4692 www.abcmcorp.com Assisted and Independent Living

Iowa Specialty Hospital Hampton Clinic Ashley Recknor 700 Second St. SE Hampton, IA 50441 (866) 426-4188 www.iowaspecialtyhospital.com Medical Clinic

Leahy Grove Independent & Assisted Living Facility Morgan Prestholt 800 2nd Street SE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2701 www.abcmcorp.com Assisted and Independent Living

Friends of Beeds Lake Dave Heyden 1456 Beeds Lake Drive Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2473 www.friendsofbeedslake.com Recreation

Jaacks, Jeffrey A., LPA 3 1st Street SW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4125 Accountants

Miller & Miller, PC Brian D. Miller 7 1st Avenue NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2111 Attorneys

Hampton Community Christian Daycare, Inc Laura Bradley 104 12th Avenue NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4922 Daycare

Jaspersen Insurance & Real Estate, Ltd. Eric Christianson 123 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2266 www.jaspersenltd.com Insurance, Investment Counselors, Real Estate-Commercial & Residential

Hampton State Bank Brad Davis 100 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2559 www.hamptonstate.com Banks & Banking Associations Hauser Financial Group Phil Hauser 16 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5255 www.hauserfinancialgroup.com Insurance, Financial Planner Hickman Chiropractic Jay Hickman 820 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2280 Chiropractors Hobson, Cady & Cady G. A. Cady III 9 1st Street SW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2555 www.hobsoncadylaw.com Attorneys Hospice of North Iowa 232 2nd Street SE Mason City, IA 50401 (641) 428-6208 www.hospicenorthiowa.com Health Care Organizations 32

JDS Trucking David Schriber 1793 Olive Avenue Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 425-1128 Trucking Keri Rojas Designs Keri Rojas PO Box 383 Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3339 www.kerirojasdesigns.com Website Design & Hosting, Graphic Design Services Koenen-Collins Chiropractic Clinic Chad Collins/James Koenen 303 Central Avenue E Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4142 Chiropractors Krukow Real Estate Yvonne Krukow 515 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3883 www.krukowrealestate.com Real Estate-Commercial & Residential, Farm Real Estate

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Moore, Dr. William B., PC William B. Moore 27 Federal Street N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3352 Dentists/Dental Labs/Dental Care Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Bree Mulford Bree Mulford 110 Plaza Circle Waterloo, IA 50604 (641) 512-6855 Insurance Pearson, Steven E., CPA, P.C. Steven E. Pearson 104 Federal Street N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4829 Accountants Positive Feelings Pastor Kady 139 1st St Chapin, IA (641) 892-4656 www.positivefeelings.org Wedding Rentals, Home Business

Scheideman Financial Strategies Brad Scheideman 808 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4106 www.scheidemanfs.com Insurance, Investment Counselors Semler, Craig L., OD Craig L. Semler 402 12th Avenue NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4251 Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs Staley Real Estate & Farm Management Brad Staley 21 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3607 www.staleyonline.com Real Estate-Commercial & Residential, Certified Appraisal Services, Farm Management Consultants, Farm Real Estate, Rural Appraisals State Farm Insurance 1 1st Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2198 www.statefarm.com Insurance The Bernard Firm, PLC 710 Washington Avenue Iowa Falls, IA 50126 (641) 648-9141 www.bernardfirm.com Attorneys, Immigration Law

United Bank & Trust Company John J. Trewin 400 Central Avenue E Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5587 Rehabilitation Center of Hampton www.ubtc.net Kathy J. Meyer-Albee Banks & Banking Associations 700 2nd Street SE Hampton, IA 50441 Wiechmann, Daniel F., Jr. (641) 456-4701 Daniel Wiechmann www.abcmcorp.com 114 3rd Street NE Care Centers Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4545 Sackville Insurance, Inc. Attorneys Scott Sackville 7 1st Street SW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5521 www.sackvilleinsurance.net Insurance WWW.FRANKLINCOUNTYTOURISM.COM


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Franklin County Wind Farm Jo Macal 1105 4th Street SE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 648-0155 www.alliantenergy.com Utility/Wind Farm Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative Fran Buckel 1560 Hwy 65 Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2557 www.franklinrec.coop Utilities Giddings Electric, LLC Greg Giddings 1105 4th Street SE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4062 Electricians Hampton Heating & Air Conditioning Rick & Becky Gustin 7 2nd Avenue NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2651 Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Duct Cleaning, Gas Fireplaces, Plumbing J-T Machine & Tool Company, Inc. Jeff Spear 602 Federal Street S Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4513 Machine Shop

Marvin Janssen Electric Marvin Janssen 1539 95th Street Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2027 Electricians MidAmerican Energy Company Todd Lewis 1300 4th Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 373-0796 www.MidAmerican Energy.com Utilities Midwest Meter, Inc./MID:COM Rick Salvesen 1605 170th Street Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5205 www.midwestmeter.com Manufacturing Miller Concrete, Inc. Doug Miller 1690 Raven Avenue Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2228 Concrete Mort’s Water Company Kent Morton 1410 Gull Avenue Latimer, IA 50452 (641) 579-6500 www.mortsonline.com Backhoe/Trenching, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, Water Conditioning

MAC Tools Steve Graeser 1680 140th Street Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 425-5626 Tool Distributor

Murphy’s Heating and Plumbing, Inc. Ron & Sandy Murphy 406 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2372 www.murphysheating.com Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing

Martin Marietta Materials Steve Sorenson 14454 300th Street Mason City, IA 50401 (641) 423-9411 Crushed Limestone, Sand, & Gravel

Omnium Dale Calendine 1280 Imperial Road Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2500 Manufacturing

Point Builders North, Inc. Scott Arends 202 1st Street SE, Ste 204 Mason City, IA 50401 (641) 424-4470 www.pointbuildersnorth.com Construction Companies/General Contractors, Roofing Seabee, a Ligon Company John Lang 712 1st Street NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4871 www.seabeecylinders.com Manufacturing Sukup Manufacturing Company 1555 255th Street Sheffield, IA 50475 (641) 892-4222 www.sukup.com Agriculture Manufacturing Wards Machine Shop, Inc. Robert Harmon 917 6th Street SW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2771 Welding/Sheet Metal Whispering Willow Wind Farm Tony Vaughn 1584 70th Street Iowa Falls, IA 50126 (641) 648-0152 Utility/Wind Farm

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ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES AND GOVERNMENT Bridge of Hope North Central Iowa Beth Henle 420 1st Avenue NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-8644 www.NorthCentralIowa.bridgeofhopeinc.org Organizations

Farm Bureau Financial Services/Allan Menning Allan Menning 1323 Olive Avenue Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4767 www.allanmenning.com Insurance, Investment Counselors Organizations

CAL Community Schools Robert Meier 1441 Gull Avenue Latimer, IA 50452 (641) 579-6086 www.cal.k12.ia.us Education

Farm Bureau Financial Services/ Doug Peter Doug Peter 1323 Olive Avenue Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4767 www.dougpeter.com Insurance, Investment Counselors, Organizations

Church of the Living Word Jacob Rahrig 420 1st Avenue NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-8175 www.clwhampton.org Churches City of Hampton Ron Dunt 122 1st Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4853 www.hamptonia.us Government Creative Memories-Jennifer Hobson, Independent Consultant Jennifer Hobson 4 5th Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4186 www.mycmsite.com/jenniferhobson Scrapbooking Supplies, Digital Imaging, Education, Home Business

Hampton Public Library Kim Manning 4 Federal Street S Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4451 www.hampton.lib.ia.us Libraries

Franklin County Fair Association Mari Ann Wearda 1008 Central Avenue W Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2049 www.franklincountyfair.com Organizations

Hampton Rotary Club PO Box 119 Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4741 www.rotary.org Organizations, Community Services/ Clubs

Franklin County Farm Bureau Federation Jennifer Healey 1323 Olive Avenue First Christian Church-Disciples Hampton, IA 50441 605 4th Street NE (641) 456-4767 Hampton, IA 50441 Organizations (641) 456-2285 Churches Franklin County Youth For Christ Darwin Van Horn First Congregational United 808 4th Street NE Church of Christ Hampton, IA 50441 Pastor John Byrne (641) 456-4106 22 1st Avenue SW www.niyfc Hampton, IA 50441 Organizations, Community Services/ (641) 456-2192 Clubs www.ucc.org Churches Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Franklin County Alcoholism Brook Boehmler Service Center 5 1st Street SW Larry Fanny Hampton, IA 50441 504 2nd Avenue SE (641) 456-5668 Hampton, IA 50441 www.hamptoniowa.org (641) 456-3164 Organizations Community Services/Clubs Hampton Jaycees Franklin County Arts Council Andrea Kellison Leon Kuehner Hampton, IA 50441 4 5th Avenue NW (515) 851-8602 Hampton, IA 50441 www.iowajaycees.org (641) 425-0793 Organizations, Community Services/ Organizations Clubs

Creative Solutions Unlimited, Inc. Kathy Alden/Jim Davies 203 Gilman Street Sheffield, IA 50475 (641) 892-4466 www.creativesolutionsunlimited.com Software Development, Education, Franklin County Conservation Health Care Organizations Jason Gooder 1002 Central Avenue W Faith Baptist Church Hampton, IA 50441 Pastor David Koenigsberg (641) 456-4375 1701 Central Avenue E www.franklincountyconservation.org Hampton, IA 50441 Organizations (641) 456-4887 www.faith-hampton.com Churches 34

Franklin County Extension Michelle Sackville 3 1st Avenue NW Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4811 www.extension.iastate.edu/franklin Organizations

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Hampton Lions Club Craig Semler 111 1st Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4251 www.iowalions.org/hampton Organizations, Community Services/ Clubs

Hampton-Dumont Community Schools Todd Lettow 601 12th Avenue NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2175 www.hdcsd.org Education, Schools, Colleges & Education Hampton-Dumont Education Association Sheryl Borcherding 507 4th Ave. SE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-2261 Organizations Iowa River Riders Snowmobile Club Chad Mulford PO Box 56 Coulter, IA 50431 (641) 456-5200 www.iowariverriders.com Snowmobile Club, Rentals/Canoe, Kayak, Tubes & Paddle Boats Kiwanis Club of Hampton Charlie Willms PO Box 555 Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-5587 www.kiwanis.org Organizations, Community Services/ Clubs La Luz Hispana Sister Carmen Hernandez 116 First Ave NW Hampton, IA 50441 (515) 227-2554 Education WWW.FRANKLINCOUNTYTOURISM.COM


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ORGANIZATIONS, CHURCHES AND GOVERNMENT North Central Iowa Model Railroad Club Jim Hansen 1749 200th Street Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3772

St. Patrick's Catholic Church 1405 Federal Street N Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4857 www.stpatrickhamptonia.com Churches

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St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Pastor Steve Winsor 17 2nd Street NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-3276 www.stpaulhampton.org Churches

North Iowa Area Community College, NIACC Terry Schumaker 500 College Drive Mason City, IA 50401 (641) 422-4358 www.niacc.edu Education, Schools, Colleges & Education

Trinity Lutheran Church Rev. Karl C. Bollhagen 16 12th Avenue NE Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4816 www.trinityhampton.com Churches United Methodist Church Pastor Corby Johnson 100 Central Avenue E Hampton, IA 50441 (641) 456-4238 www.umc-hampton.org Churches

United Way of North Central Iowa Jennifer Kammeyer 600 1st Street NW, #102 Mason City, IA 50401-2955 (641) 423-1774 www.unitedwaynci.org Organizations, Community Services/ Clubs West Fork Community School District Darrin Strike 504 Park Street Sheffield, IA 50475 (641) 892-4160 www.westforkschool.org Education

GREATER FRANKLIN COUNTY CHAMBER BOARD 2013 NAME Megan Rosenberg - President 1st Term/2nd Year

Kim Price - Vice President 1st Term/2nd Year

Scott Sackville - Past President 2nd Term/2nd Year

Brook Boehmler - Executive Director Since Mar 16, 2009

Kent Mollenbeck - Treasurer, Past President 2nd Term/3rd Year

Donnis Borcherding 1st Term/1st Year

Mike Goodwin 1st Term/2nd Year

Todd Lettow 1st Term/1st Year

Larry Miller 1st Term/2nd Year

Guyla Pohlman 1st Term/1st Year

Nicole Poock 1st Term/3rd Year

Kathy Stanbrough 1st Term/2nd Year

Eric Christianson 1st Term/1st Year

Jim Davies - non voting member City Representative - Annual

Brody Bertram - non voting member Tourism Board Chair - Annual

Erran Miller - non voting member Bus. Improvement Co-Chair Annual WWW.FRANKLINCOUNTYTOURISM.COM

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Hobson Cady & Cady

work: 641.456.2555

megmickey@hotmail.com

Franklin General Hospital

work: 641.456.5005

pricek@mercyhealth.com

Sackville Insurance Company

work: 641.456.5521

sackville@qwestoffice.net

Greater Franklin County Chamber

cell: 641.456.8531 • work: 641.456.5668

brook@hamptoniowa.org

First National Bank

work: 641.456.4793

kmollenbeck@fnb-hampton.com

Hampton State Bank

work: 641.456.2559

dborcherding@hamptonstate.com

Mort’s Water Company

work: 641.579.6500

mikeatmortsL@yahoo.com

Hampton Dumont Community Schools

work: 641.456.2175

tlettow@hdcsd.org

United Bank & Trust

work: 641.456.5587

lmiller@ubtc.net

The Wood Cellar & Freckled Dandelion

work: 641.456.5510

woodcellarhampton@gmail.com

Sukup Manufacturing Company

work: 641.892.4222

npoock@sukup.com

Abbott Realty

work: 641.456.4707

kathy@abbottrealty.us

Jaspersen Insurance & Real Estate, LTD

work: 641.456.2266

eric@jaspersenltd.com

Creative Solutions

work: 641.892.4466

jim@coachdavies.net

Franklin County Conservation

work: 641.456.4375

bbertram@co.franklin.ia.us

Krukow Real Estate

work: 641.456.3883

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A & M Electric, Inc. 118 18th Ave. NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-5460 Abbott Realty 2 1st Street NW, Hampton.......................(641) 456-4707 www.hamptoniowarealestate.com Farm Real Estate,Real Estate-Commercial & Residential, Recreation ABCM Corporation 1320 4th Street NE, Hampton ................(641) 456-5636 www.abcmcorp.com Health Care Organizations Abundant Life Chapel 302 3rd Street, Dows ...............................(515) 852-4520 Access Systems, Lindsay Baessler 604 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo..............(319) 235-0346 www.accesssystems.com Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture, Printers, Publishers, Graphics Access, Inc. 20 5th Street NW, Hampton ....................(641) 456-2532 Accurate Appraisals 1510 Balsam Ave., Alexander .................(641) 692-3381 Ackey State Bank 650 Main Street, Ackley...........................(641) 847-2651 Ackley Chiropractic Clinic 907 Sherman Ave., Ackley ......................(641) 847-3500 Ackley City Pool 208 State St., Ackley ...............................(641) 847-2411 Ackley Civic Center 208 State St., Ackley ...............................(641) 847-2577 Ackley Country Club 902 8th Avenue, Ackley ..........................(641) 847-3475 Ackley Fire & Police Department 208 State St., Eldora ...............................(641) 847-2222 Ackley Insurance Agency 650 Main Street, Ackley...........................(641) 847-3541 Ackley Medical Center 1000 10th Avenue, Ackley .......................(641) 847-2625 Ackley Public Library 401 State Street, Ackley ..........................(641) 847-2233 Ackley Publishing Company, Inc. 617 Main Street, Ackley...........................(641) 847-2623 Ackley State Bank 408 Front St., Geneva .............................(641) 648-3761 Ackley Super Foods 526 Main Street, Ackley...........................(641) 847-3322 Ackley United Methodist Church 416 Hardin St., Ackley .............................(641) 847-3251 Ackley Veterinary Center 202 Sherman Avenue, Ackley .................(641) 847-2636 Ackley World Journal 736 Main St., Ackley ................................(641) 847-2592 Adams Concrete & Construction PO Box 416, Chapin ................................(641) 892-4487 Advanced Drainage Systems 1268 Imperial Road, Hampton.................(641) 456-2356 Advanced Marketing Service 10024 160th Street, Swaledale ...............(641) 995-2260 Advanced Systems, Inc. 2945 Airport Blvd., Waterloo....................(319) 232-6621 www.asiowa.com Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture Advanced Technology Solutions 1021 Glendale Park Drive, Hampton .......(641) 456-2131 www.atsol.net Computer Sales/Service, Audio/Video Sales/Service Telecommunications/Equipment, Website Design & Hosting AEA 267 Hampton Sector Office 114 11th Place NE, Hampton ..................(641) 456-4881 Affordable Tree Service 12553 MM Ave., Iowa Falls .....................(515) 681-0423 AFLAC 1105 4th St SE, Hampton ........................(641) 456-3822 AG Machinery Service 33135 159th St., Ackley...........................(641) 847-2305 Ag Solutions 709 Hwy 3, Latimer...................................(641) 866-6813 Ag Solutions, Inc. 1373 Beeds Lake Drive, Hampton...........(641) 456-3284 Agri-Alert 1551 Lark Ave., Hampton ........................(641) 456-2091 Agri-Zone 1939 95th St., Geneva.............................(641) 458-8259

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Greater Franklin County Business Directory AgVantage FS 27354 State Hwy 57, Ackley....................(641) 847-2671 AgVantage FS, Inc. 200 Lincoln Avenue, Ackley ....................(641) 847-2671 AgVantage FS, Inc. 1327 Olive Ave., Hampton.......................(641) 456-2571 AgVantage FS, Inc. 136 1st St., Chapin ..................................(641) 892-4425 AgVantage FS, Inc. 250 190th Street, Alexander ....................(641) 692-3335 AgVantage FS, Inc. 1470 Timber Avenue, Hansell .................(641) 456-3410 AgVantage FS, Inc. 205 E Gilman Street, Sheffield ................(641) 892-4229 AgVantage FS, Inc. 20 Grant Street, Coulter ..........................(641) 866-6921 AgVantage FS, Inc. 430 N Harriman St., Alexander................(641) 692-3264 AgVenture Profi-Seed 1691 Highway 65, Hampton ....................(641) 456-4751 AGWSR Community Schools 511 State Street, Ackley ..........................(641) 847-2611 Alcoholism Service Center 504 2nd Avenue SE, Hampton ................(641) 456-3164 Alliant Energy 200 1st Street SE, Cedar Rapids ............(319) 786-4823 Manufacturing Alquist, Larry J., DDS 109 3rd Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4666 Dentists/Dental Labs/Dental Care Amaracon 23702 130th Street, Dougherty ...............(641) 794-3384 AMENities 603 Grant Street, Coulter ........................(641) 425-3093 Gifts/Gift Shop American Home Improvements 1003 Main Street, Popejoy ......................(515) 859-3888 American Legion Hall 508 Main St., Dumont ..............................(641) 857-9882 American Legion Post 639 Main Street, Ackley...........................(641) 847-2309 AmericInn Lodge & Suites 702 Central Avenue W., Hampton ...........(641) 456-5559 www.americinn.com Motels Anderson Family Dentistry 1906 Edgington Ave., Eldora ...................(641) 847-2330 Anderson’s Flowers 211 Butler Street, Ackley .........................(641) 847-3244 Area Education Agency #267 114 11th Place NE, Hampton ..................(641) 456-4881 Asbestos Consulting Highway 65 North, Box 270, Hampton ....(641) 425-1206 Aspen Tree Service 804 Rowan Rd., Dows .............................(515) 852-4545 Auto Parts Wholesale, Inc. 621 4th St SE, Hampton ..........................(641) 456-2594 Ayers Lime & Rock 14184 130th Street, Bristow ....................(641) 894-3368 B & C Kitchen Inc. 7 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ....................(641) 456-2788 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room B & E Sales 704 Gilman St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-8000 B & L Repair 699 E Gilman Street, Sheffield ................(641) 892-4337 Barnhart Electric, Inc. 214 S River Street, Iowa Falls .................(641) 648-6549 Electricians, Construction Companies/General Contractors, Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing Barten Law Office 1212 McCormick Avenue, Ames .............(515) 233-4388 Becky’s Greenhouse 80 Main Street S., Dougherty ..................(641) 794-3337 Beeds Lake State Park 1422 165th Street, Hampton ...................(641) 456-2047 www.exploreparks.com Parks and Recreation Beery D & C 817 2nd Avenue SE, Hampton ................(641) 456-4797

Beringer Monument Company 306 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-2303 www.kjgems.com Funeral Homes/Monuments Big Dawg Barbeque Company 316 Main Street E, Rockwell ...................(641) 822-3294 Bigler Insurance & Realty 704 Broadway Street, Dumont ................(641) 857-3495 BodyWorks Fitness Club 808 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4106 www.bodyworksfitnessclub.hamptoniowa.org Fitness Club Boekholder Construction Company 611 Douglas Ave., Ackley........................(641) 847-2234 Breadeaux Pizza 24 1st Street NW, Hampton.....................(641) 456-5608 Food Products, Services, Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Brent’s Ag & Auto Repair 1683B Hwy 65 N, Hampton .....................(641) 456-5297 Agricultural Equip Repairs, Automobile Repairs Brian’s Repair & Sons 102 Main Street, Coulter..........................(641) 866-6969 Bridge of Hope North Central Iowa 420 1st Avenue NE, Hampton .................(641) 456-8644 www.NorthCentralIowa.bridgeofhopeinc.org Organizations Brothers Auto Sales 123 4th Street SE, Hampton....................(641) 456-9828 Bruening Rock Products, Inc. 1926 120th Street, Geneva .....................(641) 458-8252 BSA Auto Sales, Inc. 1014 4th St NE, Hampton........................(641) 456-4559 www.bsaautosales.com Car Dealer Bull Pup Pre-School 114 11th Place NE, Hampton ..................(641) 456-3189 Buresh Building Systems, Inc. & North Central Millwright, Inc. 1219 Imperial Road, Hampton.................(641) 456-5242 www.bureshbuildings.com Grain Equipment Sales & Services Butch Gruelke Auto Body, Inc./Hampton Auto Glass 521 4th St. SE, Hampton .........................(641) 456-2425 Auto Body Repair and Paint, Locksmith C & L Service 614 Main Street, Dumont.........................(641) 857-3839 C E Contracting, Inc. 1386 Olive Ave., Hampton.......................(641) 456-5465 CAL Community Schools 1441 Gull Avenue, Latimer ......................(641) 579-6086 www.cal.k12.ia.us Education Cano’s Golden Shears 113 1st St. NW, Hampton ........................(641) 231-1280 Cosemetology Carlson Tree Farm 867 130th Street, Hampton .....................(641) 866-6946 www.carlsontreefarm.com Tree Farms Carol’s Flower Box, LLC 116 2nd Avenue NW, Hampton ...............(641) 456-4580 www.carolsflowerbox.com Florist, Gifts/Gift Shop Carstens Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 513 5th Avenue, Ackley ...........................(641) 847-2664 Cartersville Elevator 21823 160th Street E, Rockwell ..............(641) 822-4550 Casey’s General Store 719 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-1909 Convenience Store Casey’s General Store 702 E Gilman St., Sheffield .....................(641) 892-4933 Castle Dick and Kelch 2 2nd Street NW, Hampton .....................(641) 456-2578 www.cdkinc.biz Insurance, Real Estate-Commercial & Residential Cathy’s Beauty Salon 403 3rd Avenue SW, Hampton ................(641) 456-4570 Cathy’s Country Cook’n 867 130th Street, Hampton .....................(641) 866-6946 www.carlsontreefarm.com Bakeries WWW.FRANKLINCOUNTYTOURISM.COM


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Diamond Ridge, Inc. 703 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 425-5420 www.dixiechopper.com Lawn Mower Sales Diana’s Place 112 Central Ave W, Hampton ..................(641) 456-2316 Dick’s Electric Service 301 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ................(641) 456-4421 DJL Investments, LC 2450 130th Street, Meservey ..................(641) 358-6215 Dodge House, The 702 Front Street, Geneva ........................(641) 458-8285 Dog House Designs 17 2nd Avenue NW, Hampton .................(641) 456-2514 Pet Supplies, Retail Dollar General Store 510 Central Ave W, Hampton ..................(641) 456-3559 Don’s Auto Service 207 5th St N, Rockwell ............................(641) 822-3456 Don’s Tractor Repair 207 5th St N, Rockwell ............................(641) 822-3456 Donaldson Appraisal Service 12553 MM Ave., Iowa Falls .....................(515) 681-0423 Down Home Restaurant 104 E Ellsworth St., Dows .......................(515) 852-3627 Down to Earth 101 E Ellsworth Street, Dows ..................(515) 852-4113 Dows Golf Course 200 85th Street, Dows .............................(515) 852-4751 Dows Grocery 105 E Ellsworth St., Dows .......................(515) 852-4303 Dows Junction 904 Cardinal Ave., Dows .........................(515) 852-4385 Dows Mercantile 122 E Ellsworth St., Dows .......................(515) 852-3533 Dows Pharmacy 107 E Ellsworth St., Dows .......................(515) 852-3833 Dows Presbyterian Church 503 S Jefferson Street, Dows ..................(515) 852-3330 Dows Public Library 114 W Ellsworth St., Dows ......................(515) 852-4326 Dows Swimming Pool 2732 Dows Williams Road, Dows............(515) 852-4644 Dows Welcome Center 1896 E Railroad St., Dows ......................(515) 852-3595 Dr. Paul Sensor 112 2nd Avenue NW, Hampton ...............(641) 456-2625 Dentists/Dental Labs/Dental Care Driving Loyalty 315 Clay St., Cedar Falls.........................(319) 553-1111 Duck’s Bar & Grill 112 E Main Street, Aredale .....................(641) 894-3312 Dudley’s Corner 648 Highway 3, Latimer ...........................(641) 866-6999 Convenience Store, Gifts/Gift Shop, Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Towing Dugan’s Supermarket 205 Gilman Street, Sheffield....................(641) 892-4007 Dugan’s Supermarket, Ltd. 202 4th St N, Rockwell ............................(641) 822-4998 Dugger Funeral Home 300 N Lee St., Dows................................(515) 852-4134 Dumont Auto Parts 11257 Hwy 3, Dumont .............................(641) 857-3826 Dumont Cablevision 506 Pine St., Dumont ..............................(641) 857-3213 Dumont Community Library 602 2nd Street, Dumont ..........................(641) 857-3304 Dumont Harken Lumber 305 Main St, Dumont ...............................(641) 857-3842 Dumont Implement Hwy 3 Box 185, Dumont ..........................(641) 857-3216 Dumont Pharmacy 513 Main Street, Dumont.........................(641) 857-3851 Dumont Reformed Church 912 3rd St., Dumont ................................(641) 857-3514 Dumont Telephone Company 506 Pine Street, Dumont .........................(641) 857-3211 www.dumonttelephone.com Telecommunications/Equipment, Cable TV Dumont Wellness Center 921 3rd Street, Dumont ...........................(641) 857-3401

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Cougar’s Den Preschool & Daycare 413 State St, Ackley ................................(641) 847-2699 Coulter Community Center 109 Main Street, Coulter..........................(641) 866-6942 Coulter Post Office 110 Main Street, Coulter..........................(641) 866-6941 Coulter Public Library 111 Main Street, Coulter..........................(641) 866-6798 Country Collections 2428 Hwy 3, Dumont ...............................(641) 857-3314 Furniture/Home Furnishings New, Clothing, Home Decor Country Creations & Ceramics 402 Villa Ave., Alexander ........................(641) 692-3586 Country Heritage Bed & Breakfast 1034 Hwy 3, Hampton .............................(641) 456-4036 www.countryheritagebb.com Bed and Breakfast County Line Engineering, Inc. RR 3, Ackley ............................................(641) 648-5377 Crabtree Home Improvements 321 5th Street SW, Hampton...................(641) 456-5361 WWW.FRANKLINCOUNTYTOURISM.COM

Craighton Construction, LLC 602 1st Avenue SE, Hampton .................(641) 456-5259 Craighton Electric, Inc. 1446 220th St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-8038 Creative Cabinets 124 S 1st St., Sheffield ............................(641) 892-4022 Creative Memories-Jennifer Hobson, Independent Consultant 4 5th Avenue NW, Hampton ....................(641) 456-4186 www.mycmsite.com/jenniferhobson Scrapbooking Supplies, Digital Imaging, Education, Home Business Creative Solutions Unlimited, Inc. 203 Gilman Street, Sheffield....................(641) 892-4466 www.creativesolutionsunlimited.com Software Development, Education, Health Care Organizations Cross Law Firm 117 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ................(641) 456-4192 Crossroads 4 4th Street SE, Hampton........................(641) 456-3242 Convenience Store Cub Cadet Childhood Center 1441 Gull Avenue, Latimer ......................(641) 579-6555 Childcare, Daycare Culligan Water Conditioning 512 S Oak Street, Iowa Falls ...................(641) 648-5199 www.culliganwater.com Water Conditioning Cut Above, The 121 Butler Street, Ackley .........................(641) 847-3350 Cuts on the Corner 1 1st Street SW, Hampton .......................(641) 430-3037 Barber/Beauty Salons Cutting Corner, The 120 S 4th St., Sheffield ............................(641) 892-4440 Cutting Edge, The 15 2nd Ave NW, Hampton .......................(641) 456-2001 D & D Sales 320 S Lincoln Street, Sheffield ................(641) 892-4468 D & E Pork 2265 S Grouse Avenue, Thornton ...........(641) 998-2095 D & L Sanitation, Inc. PO Box 556, Sheffield .............................(641) 892-4483 Garbage/Rubbish Collection D.T.’s Limousine 507 Main Street, Dumont.........................(641) 857-3440 Rentals/Party Equipment & Supplies, Taxi Limousine Service, Wedding Rentals D.T.’s Roadhouse 507 Main Street, Dumont..........................(641) 857-3440 Lounge/Bar, Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Dale Howard, Inc. 600 Brooks Road, Iowa Falls...................(641) 648-4691 www.dalehoward.com Automobile Dealers, Automobile Repairs Dan’s Plumbing & Heating 453 10th Ave NE, Hampton .....................(641) 456-3638 Dan’s Plumbing & Heating 507 Sherman Ave., Ackley ......................(641) 847-2279 Dancin’ with Roxie 212 Federal Street N, Hampton...............(641) 430-5003 www.dancinwithroxie.com Dance Studio Danncom Business Service 310 1st Street, Chapin .............................(641) 892-4613 DataQuest 1223 Mallard Avenue, Hampton ..............(641) 456-5525 www.dataquest-hampton.com Computer Sales/Service Deb’s Hair & Nail Care 202 Thompson St., Sheffield ...................(641) 892-4277 DeBour Electric, Inc. 204 N Akir St., Latimer ............................(641) 579-6199 Deerfield Place Assisted Living 505 E Gilman St., Sheffield .....................(641) 892-8080 Despenas Welding 1074 250th Street, Sheffield ....................(641) 892-8053 Dial-A-Prayer Rockwell ..................................................(641) 822-3100

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E & E Repair 1410 Olive Ave., Hampton.......................(641) 456-4264 Eagle City Winery 28536 160th St., Iowa Falls .....................(641) 648-3669 East Friesland Presbyterian Church 11121 150th St., Ackley...........................(641) 847-2896 East Side Trains & RC 119-A 1st St NW, Hampton .....................(641) 456-1998 Edward Jones 1202 4th Street NE, Hampton .................(641) 456-4946 www.edwardjones.com Investment Counselors Edwards Contracting LTD of Iowa 1386B Olive Avenue, Hampton ...............(641) 456-5360 Construction Companies/General Contractors Eichmeier Motor Company 604 Sherman Ave., Ackley ......................(641) 847-2558 El Gato The Dancing Horse 1262 170th Street, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4944 El Paisita 207 1st Street NW, Hampton...................(641) 812-1018 www.facebook.com/ElPaisita Retail, Clothing, Gifts/Gift Shop El Paisita Family Mexican Restaurant 106 4th St NE, Hampton..........................(641) 456-2399 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room El Valle Store 212 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ................(641) 494-7244 Grocery Store Emhoff Trucking 1500 255th St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-4965 ERA The Realty Group 6008 E McKellips Road, Mesa Eric J. Wagner, D.D.S. 213 Gilman, Box 40, Sheffield .................(641) 892-4898 Dentists/Dental Labs/Dental Care Essential Bodywear, Brenda DeVries 1860 Nettle Avenue, Hampton ................(641) 430-6920 www.myessentialbodywear.com Retail, Home Business Ewing-Dugger-Helgeson Funeral Home 302 East St., Latimer ...............................(641) 579-6278 Faith Baptist Church 1701 Central Avenue E, Hampton ...........(641) 456-4887 www.faith-hampton.com Churches Faith Presbyterian Church 10164 D Ave., Ackley ..............................(641) 847-3188 Fareway Stores, Inc. 309 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 456-5253 www.fareway.com Grocery Store Farm Bureau Financial Services 501 Sherman Ave., Ackley ......................(641) 847-2376 Farm Bureau Financial Services 111 N Akir St., Latimer ............................(641) 579-6458 Farm Bureau Financial Services/Allan Menning 1323 Olive Avenue, Hampton..................(641) 456-4767 www.allanmenning.com Insurance, Investment Counselors, Organizations Farm Bureau Financial Services/Doug Peter 1323 Olive Avenue, Hampton..................(641) 456-4767 www.dougpeter.com Insurance, Investment Counselors, Organizations Farmers Cooperative Company 215 Main Street, Dumont.........................(641) 857-3282 Farmers Cooperative Company 410 South St., Dumont ............................(641) 857-3216 Farmers Cooperative Company 304 E Ellsworth St., Dows .......................(515) 852-4565 Farmers Cooperative Company PO Box 266, Hampton.............................(641) 456-2551 Farmers Cooperative Company 101 N Audubon St., Aredale ....................(641) 894-3435 Farmers Cooperative Company 411 Central Ave W, Hampton ..................(641) 456-2551 Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company 218 Lincoln Ave., Ackley .........................(641) 847-2691 Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company 1349 75th St., Bradford ...........................(641) 648-6659

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Greater Franklin County Business Directory Fireside Gifts 104 1st Street NW., Hampton..................(641) 456-3171 Gifts/Gift Shop First Christian Church of Christ 22 1st Street NE., Hampton.....................(641) 456-2268 First Christian Church-Disciples 605 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-2285 Churches First Citizens National Bank 119 N Akir St., Latimer ............................(641) 579-6240 First Congregational United Church of Christ 22 1st Avenue SW, Hampton ..................(641) 456-2192 www.ucc.org Churches First Grace Baptist Church 404 E Gilman St., Sheffield .....................(641) 892-4421 First National Bank of Hampton 211 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ................(641) 456-4793 www.fnb-hampton.com Banks & Banking Associations First Presbyterian Church 1300 4th Ave., Ackley ..............................(641) 847-2027 First Reformed Church 212 Brown Street, Alexander...................(641) 692-3244 First Security Bank & Trust 511 Main St., Dumont ..............................(641) 894-3338 First Security Bank & Trust 506 Main St., Swaledale ..........................(641) 995-2312 First Security Bank & Trust 101 E Main St., Aredale...........................(641) 894-3339 First United Methodist Church 510 Thompson St., Sheffield ...................(641) 892-4161 Five Star Cooperative 150 Main St N, Dougherty .......................(641) 794-3434 Five Star Cooperative 308 West Rd., Sheffield ...........................(641) 892-4355 Forever Yours 209 Gilman Street, Sheffied ....................(641) 892-4681 Four Oaks Enterprises 1267 190th Street, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4293 Lawn Care & Landscape, Snow Removal Four Seasons Services 1388 140th Street, Hampton ...................(641) 456-5103 Lawn Care & Landscape, Snow Removal Franklin County Abstract Company 121 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ................(641) 456-4551 Title Companies Franklin County Alcoholism Service Center 504 2nd Avenue SE, Hampton ................(641) 456-3164 Community Services/Clubs Franklin County Arts Council 4 5th Avenue NW, Hampton ....................(641) 425-0793 Organizations Franklin County Auto Body, Inc. 401 1st Avenue SW, Hampton ................(641) 456-5293 Franklin County Cattlemen 340 80th Street, Dows Franklin County Conservation 1002 Central Avenue W, Hampton ..........(641) 456-4375 www.franklincountyconservation.org Organizations Franklin County Convention Center 1008 Central Ave W, Hampton ................(641) 456-2049 Franklin County Development Association 5 1st Street SW, Hampton .......................(641) 456-5668 Franklin County Extension 3 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ....................(641) 456-4811 www.extension.iastate.edu/franklin Organizations Franklin County Fair Association 1008 Central Avenue W, Hampton ..........(641) 456-2049 www.franklincountyfair.com Organizations Franklin County Farm Bureau Federation 1323 Olive Avenue, Hampton..................(641) 456-4767 Organizations Franklin County Farmers Mutual Ins. 123 N Federal St., Hampton ....................(641) 456-3430 Franklin County Farmers Mutual Insurance Association 123 Federal Street N, Hampton...............(641) 456-3430 Insurance

Franklin County Genealogical Society 4 Federal S St., Hampton ........................(641) 456-2093 Franklin County Historical Society Fairgrounds, Hampton .............................(641) 456-5777 Franklin County Home Care Services 1600 Central Ave E, Hampton .................(641) 456-5830 Franklin County Lumber 801 4th Street SE, Hampton....................(641) 456-4711 www.franklincountylumber.com Lumber, Building Materials, Construction Companies/General Contractors Franklin County Pork Producers Hampton ..................................................(641) 648-2046 Franklin County Public Health 1600 Central Ave E, Hampton .................(641) 456-5820 Franklin County Wind Farm 1105 4th Street SE, Hampton..................(641) 648-0155 www.alliantenergy.com Utility/Wind Farm Franklin County Youth For Christ 808 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4106 www.niyfc Organizations, Community Services/Clubs Franklin Financial Services 11 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ..................(641) 456-4644 Investment Counselors, Insurance Franklin General Hospital 1720 Central Avenue E, Hampton ...........(641) 456-5000 www.franklingeneral.com Hospitals Franklin Grassland Seed Company 1418B 170th Street, Hampton .................(641) 456-4410 Agriculture, Seed Conditioning/Distribution Franklin Medical Center 1720 Central Avenue E, Hampton ...........(641) 456-5050 www.franklingeneral.com Medical Clinic Franklin Medical Center 606 2nd St., Dumont................................(641) 857-6696 Franklin Medical Center 109 S Akir St., Latimer.............................(641) 579-6340 Franklin Medical Center 103 E Ellsworth St., Dows .......................(515) 852-4113 Franklin Prairie Apartments 1724 Central Avenue E, Hampton ...........(641) 456-4692 www.abcmcorp.com Assisted and Independent Living Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative 1560 Hwy 65, Hampton ...........................(641) 456-2557 www.franklinrec.coop Utilities Franklin Wellness Center 1514 Central Avenue E, Hampton ...........(641) 456-2827 www.franklinwellness.com Fitness Club Friends of Beeds Lake 1456 Beeds Lake Drive, Hampton...........(641) 456-2473 www.friendsofbeedslake.com Recreation G & S Construction 1618 250th St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-4478 Gail’s House of Beauty 11851 2nd St., Rockwell ..........................(641) 822-4597 Geneva United Methodist Church 603 Front St., Geneva .............................(641) 458-8849 GG Creations, Inc. 738 Main St., Ackley ................................(641) 847-2025 Giddings Electric, LLC 1105 4th Street SE, Hampton..................(641) 456-4062 Electricians Giddings Signs 1105 4th Street SE, Hampton..................(641) 456-2182 www.giddingssigns.com Signs Git-n’-Go Convenience Store 319 Central Ave E, Hampton ...................(641) 456-5511 Gleisner Automotive 610 Central Ave W, Hampton ..................(641) 456-5786 Global Appraisal Service 752 Olive Ave, Hampton..........................(641) 456-4477

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Hospice of North Iowa 232 2nd Street SE, Mason City ...............(641) 428-6208 www.hospicenorthiowa.com Health Care Organizations Howie Equipment 1273 Mallard Ave., Hampton ...................(641) 456-5651 Ibeling Insurance Services 605 Main Street, Ackley...........................(641) 847-3555 Immanuel United Church of Christ 204 E South Street, Latimer ....................(641) 579-6443 Industrial Piping Service, Inc. 9383 Ulmus Ave., Rockwell .....................(641) 822-3113 Innovative Ag Services 407 Front Street, Geneva ........................(641) 458-8145 Innovative Ag Services 410 Faulkner Lane, Ackley ......................(641) 847-2362 Innovative Ag Services 33181 159th Street, Ackley .....................(641) 847-2911 Iowa Connect, Inc. 108 1st Street NE, Hampton....................(641) 456-5964 Iowa Drainage, Inc. 1602 250th St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-4330 Iowa River Insurance & Realty 650 Main Street, Ackley...........................(641) 847-2651 Iowa River Players 901 Broadway Street, Rowan ..................(319) 231-7828 www.iowariverplayers.org Theaters Iowa River Riders Snowmobile Club PO Box 56, Coulter..................................(641) 456-5200 www.iowariverriders.com Snowmobile Club, Rentals/Canoe, Kayak, Tubes & Paddle Boats Iowa Specialty Hospital Hampton Clinic 700 Second St. SE, Hampton..................(866) 426-4188 www.iowaspecialtyhospital.com Medical Clinic Iowa Valley Continuing Education 1100 College Avenue, Iowa Falls ............(641) 648-8621 iStop Tech Shop 203 Gilman Street, Sheffield....................(641) 892-4466 www.iStopTechShop.com Website Design & Hosting, Computer Sales/Service Ivan’s Body Shop 1502 N Franklin St., Ackley .....................(641) 847-2155 J &C Grocery 611 Main Street, Dumont.........................(641) 857-3285 J-T Machine & Tool Company, Inc. 602 Federal Street S, Hampton ...............(641) 456-4513 Machine Shop Jaacks, Jeffrey A., LPA 3 1st Street SW, Hampton .......................(641) 456-4125 Accountants Jan’s Hair Care 350 Bickford Street, Dumont ...................(641) 857-3551 Jaspersen Insurance & Real Estate, Ltd. 123 1st Street NW, Hampton...................(641) 456-2266 www.jaspersenltd.com Insurance, Investment Counselors, Real Estate-Commercial & Residential Jasperson Insurance & Real Estate, Ltd. 201 Gilman Street, Sheffield....................(641) 892-4949 JB’s Auto Body 118 N. Akir Street, Latimer ......................(641) 579-6575 JDS Trucking 1793 Olive Avenue, Hampton..................(641) 425-1128 Trucking Jed’s Jalopy Joint 2059-B Olive Ave., Sheffield....................(641) 892-4058 Jennings Real Estate 419 Sherman Ave., Ackley ......................(641) 847-2400 Jerry’s Auto Wrecking 513 160th Street, Latimer ........................(641) 579-6196 JK, Inc. 207 1/2 Franklin St N, Ackley ..................(641) 847-2151 Jon’s Auto & Truck Repair, Inc. 202 E Gilman Street, Sheffield ................(641) 892-4260 Juliana Fashion 116 1st St NW, Hampton .........................(641) 812-1068 Karolyn’s Beauty Salon 34 Main St., Coulter .................................(641) 866-6906 Karr Properties 1801 WD Street, Vinton ...........................(800) 353-0017

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Hampton Motel Corp. 816 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 456-3680 www.abcmcorp.com Motels Hampton Municipal Airport 1274 Olive Avenue, Ste B, Hampton .......(641) 456-4102 Hampton Public Library 4 Federal Street S, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4451 www.hampton.lib.ia.us Libraries Hampton Rotary Club PO Box 119, Hampton.............................(641) 456-4741 www.rotary.org Organizations, Community Services/Clubs Hampton Senior Citizen Center 23 1st St SW, Hampton ...........................(641) 456-5191 Hampton State Bank 100 1st Street NW, Hampton...................(641) 456-2559 www.hamptonstate.com Banks & Banking Associations Hampton Trading Post & Travel Planner 420 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-2516 Hampton Travel Planner 420 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-5631 www.travel-planner.net Travel Agencies Hampton Veterinary Center 1381 Nettle Ave., Hampton .....................(641) 456-4744 Hampton-Dumont Community Schools 601 12th Avenue NE., Hampton ..............(641) 456-2175 www.hdcsd.org Education, Schools, Colleges & Education Hampton-Dumont Education Association 507 4th Ave. SE, Hampton ......................(641) 456-2261 Organizations Hansell Ag Repair, Inc. 1612 Vine Avenue, Hampton...................(641) 456-2034 Happy Hour Trailer Sales 105 18th Avenue NE, Hampton ...............(641) 425-4321 www.trailersales.hamptoniowa.org Trailers Hardees 10 3rd Street SW, Hampton ....................(641) 456-3312 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room, Food Products, Services Harken Lumber 305 Main Street, Dumont.........................(641) 857-3842 Harold’s Garage 111 3rd St N, Rockwell ............................(641) 822-4937 Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm 26 10th St NW, Hampton.........................(641) 456-4059 Harrison-Thornburgh Insurance 517 Main Street, Dumont.........................(641) 857-3413 Hauser Financial Group 16 4th Street NE, Hampton .....................(641) 456-5255 www.hauserfinancialgroup.com Insurance, Financial Planner Head Quarters Styling Salon 505 4th Street SE, Hampton....................(641) 456-4798 Heilskov, John CPA 808 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-1954 Heitland Excavation 314 nd Avenue NW, Hampton .................(641) 456-3231 Henning Construction Company 113 N Akir St., Latimer ............................(641) 253-0943 Heronimus Schmidt & Allen 605 Main St., Ackley ................................(641) 847-2707 Hickman Chiropractic 820 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-2280 Chiropractors Highway 65 Auction Ranch Hwy 65 S, Hampton.................................(641) 425-5368 Hobson, Cady & Cady 9 1st Street SW, Hampton .......................(641) 456-2555 www.hobsoncadylaw.com Attorneys Hometown Pizza and Pub 103 Main Street, Coulter..........................(641) 866-6771 Honk ‘n’ Hollar Diner 709 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 456-2437 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room

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Greater Franklin County Business Directory Latimer Fuel and Service 102 S Akir Street, Latimer .......................(641) 579-6595 Latimer Golf Club 125 East Street, Latimer ..........................(641) 579-6090 Latimer Insurance Agency 113 N Akir Street, Latimer .......................(641) 579-6146 Lauen & Son Construction Company 96 Des Moines St, Meservey...................(641) 358-6503 Leahy Grove Independent & Assisted Living Facility 800 2nd Street SE, Hampton...................(641) 456-2701 www.abcmcorp.com Assisted and Independent Living Lighthouse of Life 420 4th Street SE, Hampton....................(641) 456-3393 Linn’s Funeral Home & Monument Sales 903 Cerro Gordo St., Ackley....................(641) 847-2569 Liquor Barn 721 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 456-4603 Liquor Stores LJDD Enterprises 832 120th Street, Hampton ....................(641) 866-6822 Lohrbach Insurance Agency 113 N Akir St., Latimer ............................(641) 579-6005 Long Branch Supper Club 423 Front St., Geneva .............................(641) 458-8027 Long Term Medical Supply Corporation 201 1st Street NW, Hampton...................(641) 456-2885 www.ltms.com Medical Supplies Luke’s Central Machine 360 N. Delaware Ave., Mason City..........(641) 422-0021 Lynch Livestock, Inc. 1308 Olive Avenue, Hampton..................(641) 456-2548 Lynch Livestock, Inc. 223 N Donovan, Latimer..........................(641) 579-6207 M & M Construction 10561 170th Street, Dumont ...................(641) 857-3250 M-G Floor Decor 515 Main Street, Dumont.........................(641) 857-3287 Mabel’s Diner 512 Main Street, Dumont.........................(641) 857-3540 MAC Tools 1680 140th Street, Hampton ...................(641) 425-5626 Tool Distributor Magellan Pipeline Company, LLC 1821 Finch Avenue, Latimer....................(641) 692-3520 Mandie’s House of Hair 21 Federal St N, Hampton ......................(641) 456-9186 Mane Design Styling Salon 503 Main St., Dumont ..............................(641) 857-3869 Mar-Val Snapper Dealer Corp. 104 Sheppard Street, Dows ....................(515) 852-4720 Marco 123 1st Street SE, Mason City ................(800) 798-8836 www.mcbsinc.com Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture Martin Marietta Agregates 854 Balsam Avenue, Dows .....................(515) 852-4340 Martin Marietta Materials 14454 300th Street, Mason City ..............(641) 423-9411 Crushed Limestone, Sand, & Gravel Marty’s Saloon 112 Gilman Street, Sheffield....................(641) 892-4367 Marvin Janssen Electric 1539 95th Street, Hampton .....................(641) 456-2027 Electricians Mary Kay Cosmetics/Marcia Brolsma 1002 Glendale Park Drive, Hampton .......(641) 456-4108 Maxyield Cooperative 410 1st Street, Meservey.........................(641) 358-6131 McDonald’s 411 Central Avenue E, Hampton .............(641) 456-4122 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Mediacom PO Box 1157, Mason City .......................(800) 392-6688 Medical Center Pharmacy 1720 Central Avenue E, Hampton ...........(641) 456-4146 Pharmacy/Drug Store Mercy Family Clinic 203 S 2nd Street, Sheffield......................(641) 892-4495 Methodist Church 101 Northrup St., Dows ...........................(515) 852-3566

Meyer Tree Farm 1080 190th Street, Hampton ...................(641) 579-6444 Meyer Truck & Alignment 4480 Hsy 65, Iowa Falls ..........................(641) 648-3225 Micheal Oleson Transportation 703 S Akir Street, Latimer .......................(641) 579-6333 MidAmerican Energy Company 1300 4th Street NE, Hampton .................(641) 373-0796 www.MidAmerican Energy.com Utilities Midwest Machine and Tool 1207 Central Avenue E, Hampton ...........(641) 456-2183 Midwest Meter, Inc./MID:COM 1605 170th Street, Hampton ...................(641) 456-5205 www.midwestmeter.com Manufacturing Midwest Prairie Candles 1518 Hwy 65 N, Hampton .......................(641) 456-4515 www.midwestprairiecandles.com Candles Mike’s Repair 317 North Street, Chapin .........................(641) 892-4969 Miller & Miller, PC 7 1st Avenue NE, Hampton .....................(641) 456-2111 Attorneys Miller Concrete, Inc. 1690 Raven Avenue, Hampton ...............(641) 456-2228 Concrete Miller Tree Farm 1690 Raven Avenue, Hampton ...............(641) 456-2228 Tree Farms Miller, Carol, LMT, NCT MB 1898 Lark Avenue, Hampton ...................(641) 892-4711 Miller’s Alignment 8 2nd Street SW, Hampton......................(641) 456-5776 Millers Tractors 1027 6th Street SW, Hampton.................(641) 456-3671 Moehle Salvage 912 Gilman St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-4669 Moore, Dr. William B., PC 27 Federal Street N, Hampton.................(641) 456-3352 Dentists/Dental Labs/Dental Care Morelos Restaurant 115 1st Street NW, Hampton...................(641) 456-2533 Morgan United Methodist Church 569 100th Street, Dows ...........................(515) 852-3394 Mort’s Water Company 1410 Gull Avenue, Latimer ......................(641) 579-6500 www.mortsonline.com Backhoe/Trenching, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, Water Conditioning Morts, Inc. 1451A Gull Ave., Latimer.........................(641) 866-6866 Mother’s Place 115 N Akir Street, Latimer .......................(641) 579-6401 Mountain Movers Dirt Work 372 170th Street, Alexander ....................(641) 579-6586 Movies America and Solar Studios 119 1st Street NW, Hampton...................(641) 456-3773 Video Rental, Dry Cleaning, Tanning Ms. Nina’s Dance Center PO Box 675, Sheffield .............................(641) 892-4104 Muhlenbruch Insurance Agency 110 E Ellsworth Street, Dows ..................(515) 852-4156 Mulford Brothers Corp. 211 Main St., Bradford.............................(641) 648-3918 Mulford Concrete, Inc. 1312 Hwy 3, Hampton .............................(641) 456-5200 Muller’s Appliance and Service 734 Main Street, Ackley...........................(641) 847-2394 Murphy’s Heating and Plumbing 113 Gilman St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-4791 Murphy’s Heating and Plumbing, Inc. 406 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 456-2372 www.murphysheating.com Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Plumbing Nail Meister 309 Franklin St N, Ackley ........................(641) 847-1911 Nancy’s Country Flowers 3454 Warbler Ave., Dougherty ................(641) 794-3482

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NAPA Auto Parts 11 Federal Street N, Hampton.................(641) 456-2553 www.napaonline.com Automobile Parts National Wild Turkey Federation Thorn Apple Strutters 1303 N Elm St #13, Creston ....................(270) 227-0751 Nazareth Lutheran Church 307 5th St., Coulter..................................(641) 866-6984 Neff Construction 227 S 4th St., Sheffield ............................(641) 892-4272 New Images Hair Salon 509 W Ellsworth St., Dows ......................(515) 852-3383 Neymeyer Quarry and Trucking 32652 Cedar Avenue, Ackley ..................(641) 847-3439 Noelck General Contracting 1428 Gull Avenue, Latimer ......................(641) 579-6115 North Central Iowa Model Railroad Club 1749 200th Street, Hampton ...................(641) 456-3772 Organizations North Central Veterinary Center 501 Main St., Dumont ..............................(641) 857-3871 North Country Landscaping 203 9th Place NE, Hampton ....................(641) 456-5224 North Iowa Area Community College, NIACC 500 College Drive, Mason City ................(641) 422-4358 www.niacc.edu Education, Schools, Colleges & Education North Iowa Community Action Organization 123 1st Ave SW, Hampton ......................(641) 456-3431 North Iowa Massage Therapy Center 708 1st Ave SE, Hampton .......................(641) 456-9958 North Iowa Regional Housing Authority 105 1st Ave SW, Hampton ......................(641) 456-5315 Northside One Stop 1208 4th Street NE, Hampton .................(641) 456-4157 Liquor Stores, Convenience Store Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Bree Mulford 110 Plaza Circle, Waterloo ......................(641) 512-6855 Insurance Nuehring Lawn Tree and Service 810 W Gilman Street, Sheffield ...............(641) 892-4101 Oak Tree Apartment 403 7th Street SW, Hampton...................(641) 456-3299 Olmstead Logistics, LLC 415 Monroe Street, Geneva ....................(641) 458-8209 Olmstead Trucking, LLC 415 Monroe Street, Geneva ....................(641) 458-8038 Olson TV 111 E Ellsworth St., Dows .......................(515) 852-3870 Omnium 1280 Imperial Road, Hampton.................(641) 456-2500 Manufacturing Orange Possum 12 1st Street NW, Hampton.....................(641) 456-4777 Gifts/Gift Shop, Clothing Our Clubhouse Day Care 503 3rd Avenue SE, Hampton .................(641) 456-2254 Our Saviour’s Ltheran Church NALC 121 Prospect Drive, Ackley .....................(641) 847-2276 P J’s Barber Shop 118 1st Ave NW, Hampton ......................(641) 456-3211 Pakoda’s Steakhouse 719 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 456-2462 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room, Lounge/Bar Panache Salon & Day Spa 6 2nd Street NW, Hampton .....................(641) 456-1970 Pearson, Steven E., CPA, P.C. 104 Federal Street N, Hampton...............(641) 456-4829 Accountants Peoples Savings Bank 33149 159th St., Ackley...........................(641) 847-3126 Perfect Touch Salon 727 Park Ave., Ackley .............................(641) 847-3420 Phelps Implement Corporation 1611 Hwy 65, Hampton ...........................(641) 456-2534 www.phelpsimp.com Farm Management Consultants Photography by Kendall 826 Main St., Ackley ................................(641) 847-3018 Pit Row Pub 19 Federal Street N, Hampton.................(641) 456-1940 Lounge/Bar

Rustic Brew 117 1st St NW, Hampton .........................(641) 456-2141 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room, Coffee Shop, Gifts/Gift Shop Ryken Engineering 739 Park Ave., Ackley .............................(641) 847-3273 S & S Tax Service 404 5th Street SW, Hampton...................(641) 456-5870 Sackville Insurance, Inc. 7 1st Street SW, Hampton .......................(641) 456-5521 www.sackvilleinsurance.net Insurance Sailor Ford 404 Sherman Avenue, Ackley .................(641) 847-2135 Samantha’s Hollywood Styles 119 1st Street NW, Ste 2, Hampton ........(641) 456-9050 Sandee’s Flower House 707 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4283 Bridal & Tuxedo Rental, Florist, Gifts/Gift Shop Sander’s Photography 120 1/2 Gilman St., Sheffield ...................(641) 892-4140 Scallon’s Lawn Care 108 15th St., Ackley.................................(641) 847-3091 Scheideman Financial Strategies 808 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4106 www.scheidemanfs.com Insurance, Investment Counselors Schrock Concrete 1780 Warbler Ave., Dumont ....................(319) 239-0800 Schumann Aviation 1274 Olive Ave., Hampton.......................(641) 456-9000 Scott’s Audio PO Box 556, Sheffield .............................(641) 892-4483 DJ Services/Karaoke Seabee, a Ligon Company 712 1st Street NW, Hampton...................(641) 456-4871 www.seabeecylinders.com Manufacturing Semler, Craig L., OD 402 12th Avenue NE, Hampton ...............(641) 456-4251 Optometrists, Opticians & Optical Labs ServiceMaster Cleaning Services 1735 Madison Avenue, Clarion ...............(800) 273-4783 www.timothychipman.com Carpet/Furniture Cleaning, Water Damage Restoration Servpro-Teggatz Enterprises, Inc. 501 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 456-3633 www.servpro.com Carpet/Furniture Cleaning, Water Damage Restoration Seven Stars Family Restaurant 709 4th Street SE, Hampton....................(641) 456-5378 www.7starsfamily.com Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Sew Heavenly Creations 209 W Gilman Street, Sheffield ...............(641) 892-4111 www.sewheavenlycreations.com Wedding & Prom Shop Shades of Elegance 214 4th St SE, Suite C, Hampton ............(319) 464-4938 Sharing Shoppe 118 Gilman Street, Sheffield....................(641) 892-4779 Sheffield Care Center 100 Bennett Dr., Sheffield .......................(641) 892-4691 Sheffield Inn 223 Gilman Street, Sheffield....................(641) 892-4320 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Sheffield Lane 106 W Gilman St., Sheffield ....................(641) 892-4922 Sheffield Pharmacy 115 Gilman St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-4640 Sheffield Public Library 123 S 3rd St., Sheffield............................(641) 892-4717 Sheffield Veterinary Clinic 701 E Gilman St., Sheffield .....................(641) 892-4651 Shel-Shock Mobile DJ PO Box 457, Latimer ...............................(641) 580-0157 Shield Pest Control 25461 Birch Ave., Ackley.........................(641) 857-3456 Shopko Hometown 808 4th Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4891 www.pamida.com Department Stores

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Pizza Ranch 634 Main St., Ackley ................................(641) 847-2244 Pleasant Valley Golf Club 405 1st Street N, Thornton ......................(641) 998-2117 Point Builders North, Inc. 202 1st St. SE, Ste 204, Mason City .......(641) 424-4470 www.pointbuildersnorth.com Construction Companies/General Contractors, Roofing Positive Feelings 139 1st St., Chapin ..................................(641) 892-4656 www.positivefeelings.org Wedding Rentals, Home Business Power House Auto 311 Sherman Ave., Ackley ......................(641) 847-3504 Pralle’s Machine & Welding 417 1st St., Coulter ..................................(641) 866-6889 Pralle’s Wash City, Coulter 45 Main Street, Coulter............................(641) 456-0123 www.pralleswashcity.com Car Wash Pralle’s Wash City, Hampton North 1317 4th Street NE, Hampton .................(641) 456-0123 www.pralleswashcity.com Car Wash Pralle’s Wash City, Hampton West 604 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 456-0123 www.pralleswashcity.com Car Wash Presbyterian Village 502 Butler St., Ackley ..............................(641) 847-3531 Quilt Keepsake 1527 Jonquil Ave., Latimer ......................(515) 460-3464 R & R Gas and Repair 501 Douglas St E, Swaledale ..................(641) 995-2210 Rainbow Feed & Garden 300 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 456-3077 Agriculture, Pet Supplies Randy’s Tire Service 323 14th St., Ackley.................................(641) 847-3561 RDG Planning & Design 301 Grand Avenue, Des Moines .............(515) 288-3141 Red Moose 614 6th Street SW, Hampton...................(641) 456-2165 Red Moose Sports Bar 10 1st Street NW, Hampton.....................(641) 456-2165 Lounge/Bar Redneck Trailer Supplies 1240 Imperial Road, Hampton.................(641) 456-5633 www.redneck-trailer.com Trailer Supplies Rehabilitation Center of Hampton 700 2nd Street SE, Hampton...................(641) 456-4701 www.abcmcorp.com Care Centers Reminder Printing Company 125 2nd Avenue NW, Hampton ...............(641) 456-4512 Printers, Publishers, Graphics, Advertising Retz Funeral Home 203 Maple St., Sheffield ..........................(641) 892-4241 Rick’s Pharmacy 6 1st Street NW, Hampton.......................(641) 456-3538 Pharmacy/Drug Store, Gifts/Gift Shop Ridge Stone Golf Club 7 Brickyard Road, Sheffield .....................(641) 892-8040 www.ridgestonegolfclub.com Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room, Recreation Ries Bruce Tiling and Excavating 17297 130th St., Rockwell .......................(641) 822-4750 Ron’s Barber Shop 18 4th Street NE, Hampton .....................(641) 456-3261 Ron’s Roofing 313 1st Ave NW, Hampton ......................(641) 456-4670 Rondon Ag Services 3147 330th Street, Williams.....................(515) 852-4402 Rooney Electric 1708 Nettle Ave., Sheffield ......................(641) 892-4528 Rother Masonry & Construction, Inc 927A 230th St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-4774 Route 20 Motors 502 Sherman Ave., Ackley ......................(641) 847-0121

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Sietsema Funeral Home 501 10th Ave., Ackley ..............................(641) 847-2333 Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home 303 S Donovan St., Latimer ....................(641) 579-6413 Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home 902 W Broadway St., Dumont .................(641) 857-3303 Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home and Monument Sales 306 Central Avenue E, Hampton ..............(641) 456-3232 www.sietsemavogelfuneralhomes.com Funeral Homes/Monuments Silpada Designer Jewerly - Kathy Sheppard 1919 200th Street, Hampton ...................(641) 425-2064 www.mysilpada.com/kathy.sheppard Jewelers, Gifts/Gift Shop, Home Business Snow and Go Fix It Shop 258 200th Street, Alexander ....................(641) 692-3554 Sparboe Iowa Corp. 1381 Heather Ave., Latimer......................(641) 866-6757 Special K’s Ultimate DJ and Karaoke 454 11th Avenue NE., Hampton ..............(641) 456-7002 www.specialkdj.com DJ Services/Karaoke Spoken Wheel Cyclery 416 Washington Avenue, Iowa Falls .......(641) 648-2924 www.spokenwheelcyclery.com Retail Springer Auction Company Hwy 65 S, Hampton.................................(641) 456-2327 St. John’s Lutheran Church 1207 Indigo Ave., Hampton .....................(641) 866-6738 St. John’s United Church of Christ 716 3rd Ave., Ackley................................(641) 847-2685 St. Mary’s Catholic Church 611 Sherman Avenue, Ackley .................(641) 847-2329 St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 1405 Federal Street N, Hampton.............(641) 456-4857 www.stpatrickhamptonia.com Churches St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church 17 2nd Street NE, Hampton ....................(641) 456-3276 www.stpaulhampton.org Churches St. Paul Lutheran Church 304 W Main St., Latimer ..........................(641) 579-6281 St. Paul Lutheran School 404 W Main Street, Latimer .....................(641) 579-6046 St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 496B Raven Ave., Geneva ......................(641) 847-3954 Staley Real Estate & Farm Management 21 4th Street NE, Hampton .....................(641) 456-3607 www.staleyonline.com Real Estate-Commercial & Residential, Certified Appraisal Services, Farm Management Consultants, Farm Real Estate, Rural Appraisals State Farm Insurance 1 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ....................(641) 456-2198 www.statefarm.com Insurance State’s Service 116 W Ellsworth St., Dows ......................(515) 852-3828 State’s Tire & Service Center 388 80th Street, Dows .............................(515) 852-4118 Stop-n-Shop 104 1st St. N, Rockwell ...........................(641) 822-4710 Storey Kenworthy 1401 S Harrison Ave., Mason City ..........(641) 422-9123 www.storeykenworthy.com Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture Studio 13 13 1st St SW, Hampton ...........................(641) 456-4465 Styles on Third 222 3rd Avenue NE, Hampton.................(641) 456-2317 Barber/Beauty Salons, Cosmetology Subway 217 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 456-4000 Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Sukup Manufacturing Company 1555 255th Street, Sheffield ....................(641) 892-4222 www.sukup.com Agriculture Manufacturing Surveillance Protection Alarm 115 1st Avenue, Hampton .......................(641) 812-0036 Computer Sales/Service, Electronics

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Greater Franklin County Business Directory Sweet Moments Bakery 2362 170th St. , Hampton........................(319) 621-2119 Syngenta Seeds, Inc. 1274A Olive Avenue, Hampton ...............(641) 456-2592 www.nk.com Agriculture, Seed Conditioning/Distribution T.I.G.O. Trading, LLC 212 N. Federal, Hampton ........................(319) 961-0080 Retail Tello Enterprises, LLC 713 2nd Avenue NW, Hampton ...............(712) 660-3945 Agriculture The Bernard Firm, PLC 710 Washington Avenue, Iowa Falls .......(641) 648-9141 www.bernardfirm.com Attorneys, Immigration Law The Computer Guy 115 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ................(641) 456-1936 www.thecomputerguy.bz Computer Sales/Service The Freckled Dandelion 103 Central Avenue W, Hampton ............(641) 812-1010 Clothing, Retail The Funky Monkey 9 5th Avenue SE, Hampton .....................(641) 456-2256 Apparel, Clothing, Handbags, Home Decor, Retail The Furniture Pump 212 Federal St. N, Hampton ....................(641) 430-6006 Furniture/Home Furnishings New The Market Place 221 1st Avenue NW, Hampton ................(641) 456-9175 Gifts/Gift Shop The Walnut Shoppe 207 Marston St., Coulter..........................(641) 866-6922 The Wood Cellar 8 1st Street NW, Hampton.......................(641) 456-5510 Gifts/Gift Shop Times-Citizen Communications 406 Stevens Street, Iowa Falls ................(641) 648-2521 TJ’s Barber Shop 731 Park Avenue, Ackley ........................(641) 847-2221 TownsEnd Winery & Vineyard 2138 160th Street, Hansell ......................(641) 456-2836 www.townsendwinery.com Gifts/Gift Shop, Retail, Winery Trinity Lutheran Church 16 12th Avenue NE, Hampton .................(641) 456-4816 www.trinityhampton.com Churches Triple T Speciality Meats & Catering 401 Sherman Avenue, Ackley .................(641) 847-0031 Triple T Specialty Meats 401 Sherman Avenue, Ackley .................(641) 847-0031 Tropical Sno Hampton ..................................................(641) 512-7093 Food Products, Services, Restaurants/Clubs/Tea Room Tull’s New and Used Store 113 East St., Sheffield .............................(641) 892-4137 Tupperific Team Sales-Tupperware 801 South Lincoln Street, Sheffield .........(641) 892-4206 Home Business, Retail Twin States Inc./Liqui Grow 1455 140th Street, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4825 United Bank & Trust Company 400 Central Avenue E, Hampton .............(641) 456-5587 www.ubtc.net Banks & Banking Associations United Bank and Trust Company 202 Gilman Street, Sheffield....................(641) 892-4110 United Bank and Trust Company 100 W Ellsworth Street, Dows .................(515) 852-4151 United Bank and Trust Company 30 Main Street S., Dougherty ..................(641) 794-3325 United Methodist Church 100 Central Avenue E., Hampton ............(641) 456-4238 www.umc-hampton.org Churches United Methodist Church 520 Cedar St., Dumont ............................(641) 857-3753

United Way of North Central Iowa 600 1st St. NW, #102, Mason City ..........(641) 423-1774 www.unitedwaynci.org Organizations, Community Services/Clubs Uthe’s Corner Repair 115 Montrose Avenue, Dumont ...............(641) 857-6264 Vision Health Center 626 Main St., Ackley ................................(641) 847-2183 Wards Machine Shop, Inc. 917 6th Street SW, Hampton...................(641) 456-2771 Welding/Sheet Metal Washington Reformed Church 28188 Birch Ave., Ackley.........................(641) 847-2817 We 3 Catering 231 E Main St., Belmond .........................(641) 444-4104 Wearda Farm Management, Inc. 1925 Hwy 65, Sheffield............................(641) 456-4814 Weber Insurance 110 E Ellsworth St., Dows .......................(515) 852-4158 Weldin’s Auto Body, Inc. 8 2nd St SW, Hampton ............................(641) 456-4444 West Fork Community School District 504 Park Street, Sheffield........................(641) 892-4160 www.westforkschool.org Education West Fork Motors 102 Gilman St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-4292 West Fork United Methodist Church 2200 Tulip Ave., Sheffield........................(641) 892-4666 West Friesland Presbyterian Church 12135 110th Street, Ackley .....................(641) 847-2069 Westfork United Methodist Church 2200 Tulip Ave., Sheffield........................(641) 892-4666 Westy’s Bar & Grill 324 Main Street, Thornton .......................(641) 998-2763 Whispering Willow Wind Farm 1584 70th Street, Iowa Falls ....................(641) 648-0152 Utility/Wind Farm Wholly Smoke BBQ 544 100th Street, Dows ...........................(319) 239-6290 Catering, Food Products, Services Wiechmann, Daniel F., Jr. 114 3rd Street NE, Hampton ...................(641) 456-4545 Attorneys Windsor Theatre 103 Federal Street N, Hampton................(641) 456-4389 www.windsortheatre.com Movies, Theaters Wolf Photography 2428 Hwy 3, Dumont ...............................(641) 857-3434 www.wolfphotographystudio.com Photography Wolvers Auction Service 109 6th St SW, Hampton .........................(641) 456-5368 Workforce Development Center 600 S Pierce, Ste 2, Mason City..............(641) 422-1564 World of Trophies/All Awards/Whiskers II Gall 409 2nd Ave SE, Hampton ......................(641) 456-2013 Wright County Ag 106 East Sheppard St., Dows .................(515) 852-4337 Yaggy Colby Associates 215 North Adams, Mason City.................(641) 424-6344 Yelland Insurance Agency 218 Gilman St., Sheffield .........................(641) 892-4652 Zion Reformed Church 2029 Jonquil Ave., Sheffield ....................(641) 579-6186 Zion St. John Lutheran Church 422 Sherman St., Sheffield......................(641) 892-4010

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ocating your business in Franklin County is simply better for business because of what we bring to the table. Workforce is one example. Our labor force is business-friendly, skilled and eager to get to work. Location is another advantage. We are under a day’s drive to major markets in the Midwest such as Minneapolis and Chicago. Assets in Franklin County such as buildings and developed industrial land are much more affordable than other parts of the state. Our incentive packages and professional project support have often tipped the scales in our favor and the overall cost of doing business is certainly a reason Iowa is better for business. CNBC has again ranked Iowa as having the lowest cost of doing business in the nation. Ease of getting around is another reason business can do better here. Commutes are often under 15 minutes, along a well-maintained grid of farm to market roadways. Being on

Interstate-35 and Highways 65 and 3 so your product travels smoothly doesn’t hurt, either. A Franklin County location can be better for your business because you would be in a community of professionals bent on success. Interestingly enough many started as Franklin County entrepreneurs. Sukup Manufacturing’s world headquarters are located in Sheffield. The multistate Kum N Go Convenience Store chain got its start here and we are also proud to be home to ABCM Corporation of Hampton, an industry leader in providing the highest quality care to the elderly. We invite you to consider a location in one of the fine communities of Franklin County, a place better for your business… better for your life.

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Franklin County Development are the people to contact for business startups, expansions and new locations in Hampton and all of Franklin County. Please feel free to call Karen at 641-456-5668 or email fcda_director@mchsi.com for more information or a tour of buildings and sites. We pledge confidentiality, quick response and the highest degree of professionalism.

Short on Cash? Take advantage of our 5 conveniently located ATMs! All are free for UBTC customers and only a minimal fee for non-customers. ALDEN:

UBTC at 914 Main St (drive-up)

DOWS:

UBTC at 101 W Ellsworth St

HAMPTON:

UBTC at 400 Central Ave E (drive-up)

SHEFFIELD:

UBTC at 202 Gilman St

ROCKWELL:

Dugan’s Supermarket at 204 N 4th St

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spent years on the road, performing at bluegrass festivals and concerts. The year after Flatt’s death in 1979, Stuart joined Johnny Cash’s back-up band as a guitarist. Stuart scored his first solo hit with the song “Arlene.� In 1989, Stuart reached the top 10 of the country music charts with the title track of his album, “Hillbilly Rock.� He again won over country music fans with 1991’s “Tempted,� which featured “Burn Me Down.� Partnering with Travis Tritt, Stuart won his first Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration for “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’� in 1992. The pair toured together and scored another big hit with their “This One Is Going to Hurt (For a Long, Long Time)� that same year. Working with Earl Scruggs, Stuart earned a Grammy Award in 2001 for Best Country Instrumental Performance for the pair’s version of “Foggy Mountain Breakdown.� In 1993, Stuart won another Grammy Award—this time for Best Country Instrumental Performance. He had joined forces with Chet At-

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Franklin County Fair kins, Vince Gill, and several other country stars for the song “Red Wing.� Stuart is host and producer of The Marty Stuart Show, which fea-tures traditional country music on cable’s RFD-TV. Each episode fea-tures the music of Stuart and his band the Fabulous Superlatives, as well as his wife, Grand Ole Opry star Connie Smith, and guests. WSM disc jockey and Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs serves as the show’s master of cer-emonies. DIFFIE Appearing with Stuart on Saturday will be country music singer/ songwriter Joe Diffie. Since Dif-fie first topped the charts in 1990 with “Home,� he has delivered hit after hit totaling twelve number-ones, twenty top-tens and four gold and platinum selling albums. The list of hits include “Ships

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NIEMAN The Thursday night grandstand show will feature country music star Jerrod Nieman and the duo Love and Theft. Niemann has recorded two independent albums. In 2006, he charted with the single “I Love Women (My Momma Can’t Stand).” He has also co-written three singles for Garth Brooks: the Chris LeDoux tribute “Good Ride Cowboy,” as well as “That Girl Is a Cowboy” and “Midnight Sun.” Jamey Johnson, Neal McCoy, Julie Roberts, Flynnville Train and Zona Jones have also rec-orded Niemann’s songs. “Lover, Lover” was released in early 2010 and became Niemann’s first Top 40 single. In August it be-came his first number-one country hit. The song is included on his first major-label album, “Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury.” The album’s second single, “What Do You Want,” was released to

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10 on Billboard Hot Country Songs. The band’s debut album, World Wide Open, was released in August, 2009. “Dancing in Circles” was released as the album’s second single in December 2009, and reached a peak of number 25. In 2011, Love and Theft moved to RCA Records Nashville and released the single “Angel Eyes”, which hit number one in August 2012; it is included on a self-titled album. Stephen and Eric didn’t meet un-til their early 20s. Stephen’s father is a pastor and Eric’s father is a worship pastor. Their respective fathers fed them a steady diet of gospel, oldies and country. “Our parents didn’t want us listening to secular music that much. But they’d let us listen to Elvis, Roy, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It was cool to grow up that way, and that’s still my favorite kind of music,” explained Eric, who said he and Stephen work hard to capture a more organic, country sound. “We’re both from the South and we’re very much in favor of embracing our country roots.”

Franklin County Fair RODEO Rounding out the grandstand lineup will be the Barnes PRCA Rodeo on Wednesday and a Figure 8 and Cruiser Car Race Sunday. Fairgoers can attend all five nights and seven shows in the grandstand with a pay one price (POP) pass. Passes are $35 through July 8, and then $45, July 9, through the fair. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets will be on sale May 1. POP pass gift certificates are avail-able now at the fair office, 641-456-2049.

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ocated directly north of the Franklin County Fairgrounds, the Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm contains the fascinating history of a pioneer doctor, an early blacksmith, and an immigrant Danish farm family. The farm, consisting of twenty acres of land, a house built in 1881 and the original dairy barn were given to the Franklin County Historical Society by Nielsine Nielsen, the last surviving daughter of the Danish farm family. The house is listed on the National Register for Historic Places The Franklin County Historical Society established a Board of Directors to oversee the renovation of the historic farm. Hundreds of hours have already been donated to the renovation process and have given the old farmstead a remarkable facelift. The dairy barn has been restored, work on the house continues, renovation of the outbuildings has begun, corn will be planted in the field and the garden produces a bountiful harvest each year.

T h e r e are events held at the farm each year that showcase the history of the property. The house is open for tours. The first Sunday in October brings the Fall Festival. The festival features a pumpkin Youth can pick out patch, music, the perfect pumpkin bean soup at the Harriman made from Nielsen Fall Festival beans grown the first Sunday in in the garden October. and much, much more. The renovated barn is available for rental. Stop by the farm and view a part of Hampton’s history.

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PROGRESS PARK CELEBRATION The Progress Park Celebration is planned for Saturday, June 15. Tentative schedule includes: • 8:30 a.m. Sprint triathlon sponsored by the Franklin Wellness Center • 11:30 a.m. Official dedication of Progress Park • Noon - 8 p.m. Free swim day at the Hampton Aquatic Center • 3:00 p.m. Senior activities at the park • 4:00 p.m. Bicycle poker run on the trail Events with time to be determined include a skateboard contest and demonstration. • All Day: Pick-up basketball and volleyball games.

MEETINGS The Franklin Wellness Coalition meets the second Tuesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Franklin Wellness Center. Anyone interested helping to make Franklin County a healthier, more active place to live is invited to attend. For more information, contact Michelle Sackville at 641-456-4811 or Nick Hansen at 456-2827.

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Tourists from a Cedar Rapids headquartered car club visit the REA Power Plant in fall of 2012.

Friends and families participate in Relay for Life to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost to it and fight back against it. Pictured are participants in the July 2012 Franklin County Relay for Life in Hampton.

he Franklin County Historical Society plans activities and events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of completion of the Reeve Rural Electric Administration (REA) Power Plant. The historical society owns the power plant building, located south of Hampton, and operates the REA Power Plant Museum, located in the building. The Reeve plant was built by Federated Power Cooperative Association, which had directors and officers from rural electric cooperatives (RECs) serving North Central Iowa counties: Butler, Franklin, Grundy, Hancock, Hardin, and Wright. Federated’s successor is Corn Belt Power Cooperative. During late March 1938 the Reeve plant was completed after six months construction and went on-line to deliver electricity to farms in North Central Iowa. Many area families were members of these RECs and may have had a role in the plant’s construction and operation from the late 1930s into the 1950s.

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he Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Franklin County Tourism boards of directors have plans to keep you entertained and having fun in Franklin County this year. We start off summer with a bang, Tuesdays on the Town. Every Tuesday in June, we’ll have music, specials and sales around town. KLMJ Radio will bring in country western singers from around the United States to perform at 7 p.m., and the Hampton Municipal Band will play at 8 p.m. in the renovated Band Shell. July kicks off with Dumont Sand Baggin’ Days on the 12 and 13. The Franklin County Arts Council brings a live play on the 13 and 14. July brings the Franklin County Fair, the 17 through the 21. The fair promises good music and a great time. Cool down in August at Summerfest the 9 and 10. Friday is the Business Appreciation Golf Open followed by a live band and beer garden that night. Saturday brings local music, games for kids and adults, the Summerfest Car Show and - performing that evening - the White Sidewalls, a classic rock cover band recently inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame in Kato, Minn. Shef-

field’s Sourdough Day/Octoberfest is Aug. 24. The Beeds Lake Restoration Run kicks off Aug. 23 and 24 and promises to be a great time. The Three-County Yard Sale Sept. 6 and 7, and Specialty Shops’ Open Houses are Sept. 11 to 15. New this year is the Geneva Market Days on the 20 and 21. October brings the Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm Fall Festival, Bloggers Tour and Halloween Howl trick-or-treat event, down-town. An Evening Like It Used To Be is a live vaudeville show at the Windsor Theatre, always a great time. November, the fun begins after Thanksgiving with Holly Dazzle, including a wine walk, lighting of the courthouse, and lighted tours through two of the county parks. Visits with Santa are held around greater Franklin County in December, from the Hampton and Dumont libraries to the Latimer Fire Station and Coulter community building. Sometimes the events include Christmas gifts. Always, there is food. Photo opportunities for Christmas cards abound. Join the Chamber in December with the $10,000 raffle, a Main Street fundraiser, and a live performance by the Franklin County Players.

2013 Fun Schedule You can find all the details for these events at www.hamptoniowa.org, on the Community Calendar. They are updated frequently. Please feel free to call us at 641-456-5668. See you soon! APRIL 4 Hampton Public Library Spring Open House, 10 a.m. 13 North Iowa Disc Golf Tournament 20 Hampton-Dumont Color Dash 5K, at H-D High School 20 Father Daughter Dance, Hampton 28 Vida Nueva New Life Celebration MAY 10-11 Spruce Up Day, around town. 17 Main Street Iowa Award Celebrations 27 Memorial Day 31 Quarterly Coffee at First National Bank JUNE 4 Tuesday on the Town, all evening, downtown Hampton 11 Tuesday on the Town 18 Tuesday on the Town 25 Tuesday on the Town 30 Lions Club Chicken barbecue

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2013 Fun Schedule JULY 4 Independence Day 12-13 Dumont Sand Baggin’ Days (Butler County) 13-14 Franklin County Arts Council play, Hampton 16 Franklin County Fair Parade, from Hampton-Dumont High School through downtown Hampton 17-21 Franklin County Fair, fairgrounds on south side of Hwy. 3, west side of Hampton 20 Tourism Day at Fair AUGUST 9 Business Appreciation Day with Golf Open, Hampton Country Club 9 Live concert and Summerfest Begins, Band Shell Park 10 Summerfest and Car Show, Band Shell Park 10 KLMJ/KQCR tractor parade, leaves from the town of Bristow, Butler County at 8:00 a.m., touring Franklin County 24 Friends of Beeds Lake Run, Beeds Lake State Park 24 Sheffield day, a combination of Sourdough Days and Oktoberfest, in Sheffield

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NOVEMBER 7-10 Specialty Shop Open Houses 11 Veterans Day 22 Quarterly Coffee at Franklin General Hospital 28 Thanksgiving Day 29 Wine Walk and Lighting of the Courthouse, Hampton DECEMBER 1 Franklin Chorale Concert, Hampton 6 Bank Open Houses (tentative date) 7-8 Franklin County Arts Council play, Hampton 9 $10,000 Raffle, Hampton, at 5:30 p.m. HOLLY DAZZLE Holly Dazzle is a time for a lighted drive through the parks, carolers roaming the streets, stores having specials and serving hot drinks, sitting on Santa’s lap, and Santa’s Workshop where kids can shop for their parents with help from Youth for Christ volunteers. You’ll see a holiday movie or two at the Windsor Theatre, visit the local financial institutions for treats at their open houses, partic-ipate in the Wine Walk, help Santa light the Christmas lights on the Courthouse, and have a rollicking good time during the Christmas season.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, Hampton: Take a nostalgic step back in time when you visit the Franklin County Historical Society Museum complex in Hampton. Located at the county fairgrounds along Iowa Highway 3 on the western edge of Hampton, the museum features outstanding exhibits of pioneer Franklin County up to the not-so-distant past. The more recent exhibits are centered on: Franklin County gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants from the past; exhibits entitled “Fabulous Fashions Post World War II,” “Victorian Secrets” and a crazy

quilt circa 1880. The recently added military display room includes photos, uniforms, weapons and other artifacts from the Civil War through the Vietnam War as well as a small display featuring Admiral William Leahy, who was born in Hampton in 1875 and became an important military leader. The museum was opened in 1981 and was quickly filled with historic memorabilia. An addition was completed in 1994. The museum includes a large exhibit hall with several displays, a library full of priceless archives, a machinery hall that dates back to the settler days, a special room to display Franklin County 4-H/ FFA trophies, pictures, uniforms and other memorabilia that has been donated to the museum over the years, and an impressive collection of artifacts, ranging from an 80-year-old corn thresher and Indian arrowhead to a 19th century wedding dress and an early voting machine. The museum spans all eras of the county’s history. You can take a look at the prehistoric mastodon bones found in a gravel pit near Geneva or

Historical Sites examine the tools of the first white settlers or view a Japanese aviator’s uniform. Several period groupings, including a small country classroom and an early farm kitchen, are among the “must-sees” when visiting the museum. Period clothing, paintings, books and utensils detail the pioneer history of Franklin County. Genealogy and history buffs won’t want to overlook the cataloged photo display featuring subjects from Civil War days to historical snapshots of the county’s towns and community leaders. Catering to researchers, the museum also contains an extensive archive selection containing court records, bound volumes of the county’s newspapers, club record books, scrapbooks, etc. Hamptonites featured in the museum include: • Fleet Adm. William D. Leahy (May 6, 1875-July 20, 1959), a Hampton native, was the first U.S. Naval officer to hold

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dence in November 1937. • Jack Bailey III (Sept. 15, 1907Feb. 1, 1980) hosted the TV show Queen for a Day. It was on TV from 1945 to 1964 and was made into a movie in 1951. • Bob Artley (July 1, 1917-Oct. 21, 2011), nationally published author, illustrator and nationally syndicated political (and apolitical) cartoonist, World War II veteran, Grinnell College alumnus, and caretaker for his late wife Ginny, died of cancer. About her, he wrote the book, “Ginny: A Love Remembered.” THE ROCK ISLAND DEPOT, also at the museum complex, dates back to the turn of the 20th Century. It was restored for use as an exhibit hall specializing in railroad history. The depot features a working order board and signals, telegraph, benches and a brick walkway. Sitting on the stretch of track next to the depot is a 40-year-old caboose that was a gift from a Waterloo businessman. The Illinois Central Gulf caboose arrived at its new home in

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National Register of Historic Places, was restored in 1970. The courthouse is open for business from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you want a tour, call 641-456-5622 to schedule a time. Memorial Hall Hampton

MEMORIAL HALL, Hampton: It is the only “Soldiers Memorial Hall” in Iowa and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1890 after the Iowa General Assembly authorized counties to establish a tax to build such monuments to honor those Civil War veterans from the county who were deceased. The building’s unique architecture makes it attractive to visitors. The soldier standing sentinel over the building was refurbished in 1992. And the marble tablets inside the building, bearing the names of the veterans, are truly one-of-a-kind. Today, the hall is used for meetings of the local American Legion Post and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Visitors may see Memorial Hall by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 641-456-5670 or 641-456-5620 between 8 and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. OLD STONE HOUSE, rural Geneva: The first permanent structure in Franklin County, built in 1854, it is still standing today. A prairie palace in its day, the house consists of seven rooms, including two bedrooms on 56

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the second floor, a full basement and a pantry off the kitchen. The structure was built with limestone from the banks of nearby Maynes Creek. The house was inhabited until 1956. In 1979, the property was deeded to the Franklin County Historical Society, which converted the home into a pioneer museum, opening in June 1985. The exterior was repaired in 2009. The interior is under construction. Plans are to make it a living museum with quilting classes, spelling bees and tours for children. In 2013, a loom was moved into the house from the Franklin County Historical Museum. Stop by the Stone House Sept. 20 and 21 for historical demonstrations, an antique show and flea market. For more information, visit oldstonehouse.org. Appointments for private tours can be made by calling Keri Rojas at 319-491-6260. MAYSVILLE SCHOOLHOUSE, rural Hampton: The town of Maysville was settled in 1856. It grew to 150 people and featured a post office, hotel, two blacksmith shops, two stores, a steam saw mill and a school. Maysville citizens dreamed of making their town the county seat, but the railroad went through Hampton instead. By 1890, the little town had died. All that remains today is the twostory limestone schoolhouse built in 1867. Situated on a crest of a hill and visible from U.S. Highway 65 about 5 miles south of Hampton on 95th Street, the school has survived a full century after the town’s death. It has been used as a community center, a site for scouting programs and campouts, and until recently served as the official voting place for Reeve Township. The school is not open on a regular basis, but may be toured by contacting Franklin County Historical Museum at 641-456-5777. REA POWER PLANT MUSEUM, rural Hampton: Located 4 miles south of the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hampton and 1 1/2 miles west on gravel roads, the Corn Belt Power REA plant was the first farmer-owned power plant in the nation to receive an REA grant and only the second in the nation to go “on line” in the 1930s. The plant was given to the Franklin County Historical Society and has been turned into a rural and electrical

Historical Sites museum. In 2013, the museum marks the 75th anniversary of the plant going on line. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information or a tour, call Marvin O. Rodemeyer at 641-456-3477 or Franklin County Historical Museum at 641-456-5777. DOWS DOWS DEPOT/IOWA WELCOME CENTER, BLACKSMITH SHOP & MERCANTILE, Dows: More than 7,500 people visit the Dows Depot Welcome Center each year. The center is about two miles from the interstate. The historical society installed a sequence of Burma Shave-type signs along the way to let drivers know they were still on course after hearing from farmers that drivers were stopping, looking puzzled and turning around. The historical society runs the depot, blacksmith shop, mercantile, Evans prairie house and country school with largely volunteer labor. The Dows Depot Welcome Center includes railroad memorabilia and other historical items from the town. A man named Stephen Dows brought the railroad from Holland through the town of Otisville to Clarion in 1880. Otisville was renamed in Dows’ honor. By 1885, a few more lines connected to Dows. The depot was built in 1896 and operated until 1980. In 1987, the Dows Historical Society bought the depot. More than 120 volunteers worked on restoring it for nine months, and the group received a state matching grant to help open the building as an official State of Iowa Welcome Center. The welcome center has information about Iowa attractions, restrooms, a telephone and a gift shop with wines, jams, crafts and antiques. The Dows Mercantile housed general stores, a hardware store, hairdressers, a veterinarian and apartments over the years. The historical society purchased it in 1987, like the depot, to prevent it from being demolished. It opened in 1989 and now features folk art, crafts and fine art from Iowa artists and manufacturers and an antique mall. The WWW.FRANKLINCOUNTYTOURISM.COM


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Crème de la Crème ice cream parlor at the back left corner of the mercantile building also serves, sandwiches, soups and coffee. Locals who gather there for coffee shorten its name to The Crème.

wagons, wagon wheels, and wooden equipment. There is no admission charge for self-guided or guided tours.

The Blacksmith Shop was willed to the historical society in 1990. Until that time, Fred Quasdorf owned and operated it, according to museum staff. The Quasdorf Blacksmith and Wagon Museum, as it is fully called, is said to be one of the best-equipped blacksmith shops in the Midwest. Belts and pulleys move through the original thick plank floor to the large motors in the basement. The belts and pulleys also power the band saws and a drill on the main floor. The upper floor was used to make

the descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Ingebret Evans chose to move it off the homestead it occupied rather than demolish it. The Evans family had 14 children and raised 12 of them in the 16 by 14 square foot, two room, two story house. As many as 10 Evans children, plus the parents, lived in the house at any one time. It has modest furnishings: a bed, a rocker made by Ingebret Evans and a stove. Displays describe the history of the house and the process of moving it off the homestead. Hours the welcome center operates are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For a tour of any of any building run by the Dows Historical Society, call 515-852-3595.

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