Nick Pedley

06/30/2015 - 10:41am
    Superintendent Dwight Widen capped a 31-year career in public education Tuesday when he bid farewell to the CAL Community School District.     “It will be very surreal when I hand over the keys,” he said.     The veteran school administrator, teacher and coach announced his retirement plans last November. He was hired by CAL in 2012 and...
06/23/2015 - 1:04pm
Local theater lovers are encouraged to mark their calendars next month for two laugh-filled performances in Hampton.      The Franklin County Arts Council and Franklin Players will present “Play On!” at the Windsor Theatre July 11-12. The comedy tells the story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play...
06/23/2015 - 1:01pm
A rash of graffiti vandalism has local law enforcement officials asking for the public’s help in identifying a culprit.      Multiple spray painted designs, also known as “tags,” showed up this month on public and private property in the Hampton area. The Rolling Prairie Trail and multiple businesses were hit...
06/23/2015 - 1:00pm
Tall Corn FFA gearing up for huge milestone        FFA alumni from near and far are invited to celebrate the Tall Corn FFA Chapter’s 75th anniversary during a special event next month.      The chapter will commemorate the milestone with a kick-off celebration July 16 at the Franklin County Fair....
06/16/2015 - 4:15pm
Showing he’s focused on more than just social issues, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum touted his foreign policy experience and economic strategy during a stop in Hampton last Tuesday.      The former U.S. Congressman and winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucus fielded questions from around 15 guests at the Youth...
06/16/2015 - 4:12pm
Thanks to a lot of teamwork and elbow grease, two Hampton couples have transformed a deteriorating property into a prime piece of real estate.      Jayme and Mindy Murray and Marilyn and Larry Jurgena joined forces three years ago to purchase a foreclosed property located in their neighborhood. The house had fallen into...
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