Nick Pedley

12/16/2014 - 2:34pm
A financial audit, facility improvement updates and administration contract discussion topped a short Hampton-Dumont Board of Education meeting Monday night.      Dennis Muyskens of the Hogan-Hansen C.P.A firm met with the board and reviewed the 2013-14 financial audit. Muyskens gave the district relatively high marks during the report, which included information from a...
12/16/2014 - 2:33pm
A report detailing behavioral intervention tactics at an area elementary school raised eyebrows about the treatment of special education students last week, but one local superintendent says the practice is used in schools throughout the country, including Hampton-Dumont.      A Dec. 11 report from WHO TV in Des Moines...
12/16/2014 - 2:32pm
The Hampton City Council came one step closer to solving an unpleasant situation affecting one local neighborhood during its meeting last Thursday.      Council members unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance amending city code to include new public exposure guidelines. The action stemmed from the alleged...
12/16/2014 - 2:30pm
Two Franklin County superintendents have expressed concern following an announcement from state officials last week regarding school year start dates.      Brad Buck, director of the Iowa Department of Education, announced new plans to adhere more closely to existing laws that require schools to start classes during the...
12/16/2014 - 2:29pm
Christmas music lofted throughout the auditorium at the Church of the Living Word Monday night during the annual Hampton- Dumont Holiday Band Concert. Bands from grades six through 12 performed a list of classic tunes under the direction of Joan Philgreen and Sara Pecinovsky. The sixth grade band and 7-8 grade band performed three songs apiece...
12/16/2014 - 2:27pm
Long-time Hampton business Ron’s Roofing will change ownership next month, but area patrons won’t notice much of a difference when roofing season rolls around next spring.      Owner Ron Paine will transfer operations over to his son, Brad, effective Jan. 1. Paine has owned the business for 18 years and will...
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