05/31/2016 - 4:15pm
Connecting our cultures
Local residents will have a unique opportunity to celebrate the community’s diversity June 4 during Gran Festival in Hampton. The new event was spearheaded by La Luz Hispana to showcase local Hispanic culture through music, food, games and other fun events.
05/17/2016 - 12:30pm
Though some Iowans are still nursing their hangovers from caucus season, we’ve got more hot political action coming down the pike: The June 7 primary election.
The local ballot features a few contested races on the GOP side. As you’ve probably noticed on yard signs...
05/10/2016 - 11:25am
Oh, so close
The entire region missed out on a huge opportunity last week when the Mason City City Council failed to pass a development agreement with Prestage Foods. Though the company’s plans for a $240 million pork processing facility in north Iowa are now dead, so too are any hopes of immediate economic expansion...
05/03/2016 - 1:52pm
A wall worth building
Recent developments at the Hampton Public Library sent ripples through the community after the building’s famous curved brick wall was deemed unfixable. Ongoing renovations intended to repair a bulge in the wall were halted, and the project was left in limbo as officials scrambled to find...
04/26/2016 - 3:14pm
DOT budget backtracks on past promises
A plan that would cut nearly $10 million from the Iowa Department of Transportation’s budget is a slap in the face to previous work targeting our state’s lagging infrastructure system.
House Republicans last week proposed a budget that does...