Nick Pedley

05/24/2016 - 3:26pm
     A local woman is challenging the community to raise $100,000 for ongoing renovations at the Hampton Public Library.      Hampton financial agent Belen Krabbe recently announced plans to donate $1,000 for every $10,000 raised for the library wall reconstruction project. Krabbe, who is in the process of earning a philanthropy designation from American College...
05/24/2016 - 3:24pm
Multi-million dollar pork plant voted down in MC earlier this month        Despite stiff competition from other communities, Franklin County officials have rolled out the welcome mat in hopes of wooing a $240 million pork processing plant that was recently canned in Mason City.      Franklin County...
05/24/2016 - 3:23pm
     With only his head and shoulders poking above the surface of corn, Latimer firefighter Brian Folkerts quickly realized how fast routine farm work could turn into a life-threatening situation.      “I can feel it heavy on my chest,” he said while his friends dug him out. “I can tell it would...
05/17/2016 - 4:27pm
     An intimate audience of one greeted Republican congressional candidate Rick Bertrand last Wednesday during a campaign stop at Godfather’s Pizza in Hampton.      The lone visitor – Vern Harper, a Democrat from Hansell – was there to decide if he’d switch parties and vote for Bertrand...
05/17/2016 - 4:25pm
     With tears streaming down her face, teacher Jane Halladay offered a bit of personal advice to CAL’s graduating seniors during Sunday’s commencement ceremony.      “I’m walking proof that it is never too late to make a change,” she said. “When you leave this building for...
05/17/2016 - 4:23pm
     The Hampton City Council received some positive news last Thursday when an estimate for reconstruction of the library’s curved brick wall came in roughly $31,000 less than originally anticipated.      Engineer Ben Wolf met with the council to discuss new plans for the wall, which was deemed unfixable...
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