Nick Pedley

05/03/2016 - 3:19pm
     Local tree lovers gathered at Hampton City Hall last Wednesday to learn strategies aimed at combating an invasive green beetle.      John Olds, urban forester for West Des Moines, discussed his department’s plan to stop the emerald ash borer (EAB) from destroying the city’s ash tree population. So far, only chemical pesticide injections have...
05/03/2016 - 3:18pm
     The CAL Community School District is searching for a new administrator following an announcement last week from 7-12 Principal/Activities Director Scott Striegel.      Striegel, who has been with CAL since 2013, recently accepted the 7-12 principal position at Nashua-Plainfield. He will remain at CAL until...
05/03/2016 - 3:17pm
     Since its humble beginnings back in 1966, Franklin County Development Association (FCDA) has grown to become the driving force behind nearly every large-scale business project in the county.      “Economic development is a give and take process that doesn’t happen over night,” said Karen...
04/26/2016 - 4:38pm
Former grocery store to be razed this summer        Latimer residents gathered to brainstorm ideas on future downtown development during a special meeting held last Thursday at the golf course.      The meeting focused on the former Corner Market building, which was recently purchased by Landon and Anne...
04/26/2016 - 4:37pm
     Complete reconstruction of the Hampton Public Library’s curved brick wall will be delayed until officials can determine funding options, according to discussion at Monday’s city council workshop.      The wall was recently declared unfixable after engineers discovered the exterior bulge was...
04/22/2016 - 4:18pm
    The owner of a former bar in Aredale says rumors about a strip club opening there are completely false.     Dave Henderson, who owns the former Duck’s Bar and Grill on Main Street, said he’s had no contact with anyone interested in the property. Rumors spread recently alleging that the past owner of a...
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