Nick Pedley

03/31/2015 - 2:54pm
The Hampton City Council voted to expedite the early planning stages of a water main replacement project during a short meeting last Thursday.      The city intends to replace water mains between Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Avenue Southwest early this summer by boring in new pipe. The project’s estimated price tag doesn’t meet the threshold that requires the city to...
03/31/2015 - 2:52pm
Ambitious Hampton businesses have a shot at winning $8,000 thanks to a new competition launched by Main Street Iowa.      The contest, called Open 4 Business, is designed to help Main Street Iowa programs provide additional support and resources for their downtown districts. Open 4 Business allows Main Street shops, restaurants...
03/31/2015 - 2:51pm
A report ranking the healthiest counties in Iowa recently gave local residents high marks for their commitment to exercise and a healthy lifestyle.      County Health Rankings & Roadmaps picked Franklin County as the 20th healthiest county in the state this year. The report combines data from a wide range of vital health...
03/26/2015 - 7:55pm
The search for a new Hampton City Council member took an unexpected turn Thursday night following an announcement at the council’s regular meeting. Ward 1 Council Member Meghan Freie announced that she will not be moving from Hampton and wished to retain her current seat. The council recently accepted Freie’s resignation effective May...
03/24/2015 - 3:04pm
Concerns over wage rates and staffing shortages at the Hampton Aquatic Center topped a lengthy discussion at Monday night’s city council workshop.      Pool director Bradley Waddle met with the group for his annual preseason update. He explained that the staff currently lacks Red Cross-certified lifeguards to teach...
03/24/2015 - 3:03pm
The Franklin County Conservation Board is planning to put a well-known piece of local realty on the market following a decision at its March 9 meeting.      The board chose to move forward with the sale of a unique property that was willed to Franklin County Conservation by the late Bill Robinson III. It features a unique brick...
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