Chronicle Staff

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 and university officials plan for the future....
10/21/2014 - 12:03pm
Home Base Iowa program a good move for Franklin County        Recent efforts to make our community a more welcoming place for military veterans is a step in the right direction for Franklin County and the businesses that call it home.      Local officials have been pushing a new initiative...
10/14/2014 - 12:55pm
Prioritizing downtown street renovations a must        A recent in-depth study on Hampton’s downtown district revealed some interesting statistics about future economic development here in the heart of Franklin County. Customers and shop owners completed surveys that gauged their opinions on the local business...
10/07/2014 - 1:53pm
Fired up about 4-H        Oct. 5-11 marks National 4-H Week here in America. 4-H clubs from sea to shining sea are celebrating with community-wide events and membership drives, and it’s certainly a wonderful sight to see our youth excited about such a worthwhile organization.      4-H isn...
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...
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...
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