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...
08/12/2014 - 3:53pm
Veishea decision tough, but justified        Iowa State University President Steven Leath announced last week the permanent end to the school’s annual Veishea celebration. Though the decision might sting for ISU students, alumni and supporters, it was a justified conclusion that was brewing for the past two...
08/05/2014 - 3:01pm
Soapboxing at the state fair   It’s state fair time here in Iowa; a magical 11-day spectacle featuring a smorgasbord of events that draws visitors in from across the Midwest. People come from miles around for the amusement rides, great entertainment, delicious food and politicians?      It’s hard to...
07/29/2014 - 2:23pm
  The Iowa pipeline predicament                   A proposed underground oil pipeline cutting through the heart of Iowa has sent landowners throughout the state scrambling to address this surprising development in recent weeks. Advocates claim the project will...
07/22/2014 - 10:38am
Football field renovations another plus for community        Local sports fans have more to look forward to than just football when the Hampton-Dumont Bulldogs hit the gridiron this fall. A new all-in-one ticket booth, concession stand and bathroom facility will greet visitors at the H-D football field this September...
07/08/2014 - 11:33am
  Dispatching’s move a welcomed switch                 It was years in the making, but local emergency communication services finally have a new home inside the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC). The long-awaited move marks a shift in the right...
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