Chronicle Staff

01/27/2015 - 11:46am
Narrowing needs at North Side   A $1.4 million improvement plan at North Side Elementary has sparked extensive discussion from the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education in the past two months. Though it’s clear the building needs the updates, it’s important that the district looks at the long game while planning ahead.      The $1.4 million project is only...
01/20/2015 - 12:55pm
Planning for progress   Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about the new $4 million housing development planned for downtown Hampton. The project, dubbed “The 101,” is scheduled for completion in December 2015 and will feature 26 quality apartment units. You...
01/06/2015 - 1:55pm
Bringing broadband to the barn        While the rest of the nation debates net neutrality, Iowa is set to engage in its own battle over speedy Internet service when the General Assembly convenes next week for the 2015 session.      Buzz surrounding Gov. Terry Branstad's "Connect Every...
12/30/2014 - 3:58pm
Start date standoff        The Iowa Department of Education recently announced its intentions to start enforcing a rule that mandates schools begin classes no earlier than the week of Sept. 1. For years, the department automatically granted special waivers for districts that wanted to start before that date, but the...
12/24/2014 - 12:46pm
Merry Christmas from the Chronicle!        ‘Tis the season once again. It seems like just last week we were celebrating Thanksgiving, but Christmas is here whether we like it or not. Hopefully you’ve completed all your shopping and avoided the last-minute crunch.      It’s easy...
12/09/2014 - 12:06pm
Third-straight tuition freeze good, but questions loom        The Iowa Board of Regents last week approved a tuition freeze at the state’s three tax-funded universities for the third year in a row. It was an unprecedented move that will no doubt help cash-strapped students, but questions exist as Iowa lawmakers...
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