Nick Pedley

02/03/2016 - 11:08am
A portion of Franklin County was recently included in a new grant aimed at reducing flooding problems and increasing water quality across the state.      The Middle Cedar Watershed, which includes a small segment of southeast Franklin County, was one of nine Iowa watersheds included in a $96.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The...
02/03/2016 - 11:07am
Franklin County Republicans followed other Iowa conservatives Monday night, casting a majority of votes in favor of caucus winner Ted Cruz.      The Texas senator received 35.8 percent of votes at the local level. Donald Trump received 25.3 percent of votes in Franklin County, which was good enough for second place. Overall,...
02/03/2016 - 11:03am
The Hampton City Council last Thursday endorsed a new outreach program intended to guide legal immigrants down the path to U.S. citizenship.      The council agreed to act as the fiscal agent for a local grant application to fund the Citizenship Learning Center (CLC). The CLC would be located at La Luz Hispana and provide...
02/03/2016 - 11:00am
Despite last year’s contentious fight over K-12 education funding, administrators at CAL and Hampton-Dumont are hopeful Iowa lawmakers will compromise on 2016’s bill relatively soon.      “I’m actually optimistic,” said H-D Superintendent Todd Lettow. “It seems like there’s traction on...
01/26/2016 - 2:42pm
Concerns about a recent water discharge at a local fertilizer plant consumed discussion Monday night during the Hampton City Council workshop.      Bryan Heilskov, manager of Liqui-Grow, met with the group to discuss an incident that occurred Dec. 15 at the facility located in the Hampton Industrial Park. Due to heavy rainfall...
01/26/2016 - 2:41pm
Coulter hopes future tree plantings will ease blow after invasive beetle arrives        Volunteers in Coulter are preparing to move forward with Phase 2 of the city’s longterm reforestation plan.      City Forester Lon Allan and his wife, Linda, are awaiting news regarding the status of a grant...
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