Chronicle Staff

09/23/2014 - 11:11am
ALICE training a step in the right direction for student safety        With a crack of a handgun and the boom of a rifle, last week's teacher in-service at Hampton-Dumont was transformed into anything but your run-of-the-mill staff development session. Local law enforcement officials walked the halls in three district buildings firing off weapons so staff...
09/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Always on our minds        It's been one whole year since Ethan Kazmerzak went missing on Sept. 15, 2013. Monday's somber anniversary was highlighted by a press conference marking the unfortunate date, and it was no doubt a difficult day for the 23-year-old's family, friends and massive group of...
09/09/2014 - 11:12am
Prioritize those properties, people        Recent efforts by the Hampton City Council to keep our town looking nice have been valiant attempts at addressing a perpetual problem – too many people are failing to keep up their properties, and too few are taking city ordinance seriously.     ...
09/02/2014 - 10:45am
More urgency needed to improve Iowa's polluted waters        Despite recent financial pledges from agriculture organizations and other groups, more effort is needed to reverse pollution and improve water quality in Iowa's lakes, rivers and streams.      A new joint effort called the Iowa...
08/26/2014 - 10:45am
Police force militarization a concerning trend         Recent turmoil in Ferguson, Mo. has shed light on a troubling situation that’s grown considerably throughout the years. Police forces across the country have obtained a stockpile of elaborate military equipment ranging from automatic assault rifles to...
08/19/2014 - 12:18pm
Fast-forwarding through summer        The end of the State Fair typically marks the proverbial close to summer for most Iowans. Ball diamonds are quiet, traffic at local pools has slowed and days are getting shorter and shorter. These seasonal changes can mean only one thing despite the wishful thinking of area...
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