Nick Pedley

08/27/2015 - 12:08pm
A famous war memorial received a warm Franklin County welcome Wednesday during a kickoff ceremony for a special four-day salute to Vietnam War veterans. The Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial passed through the area on I-35 escorted by a roaring convoy of motorcycles. The motorcade was headed to Forest City for Operation Landing Zone (LZ), which hopes to give area veterans the welcome home they...
08/18/2015 - 6:10pm
Hansell man wins award for patriotic album        Terry Juhl has spent most of his life avoiding the spotlight, but that will change next month during the National Old Time Music Festival in LeMars.      There, the Hansell man will receive the Rural Roots Music Commission’s “Patriotic CD of...
08/11/2015 - 9:20pm
Thanks to dedicated volunteers and communitywide support, two Freedom Rocks were recently completed in Ackley and Dows.      The finished artworks marked an end to years of planning, fundraising and patience in the two nearby towns. Ackley’s Freedom Rock was completed in mid-July prior to RAGBRAI’s visit, while Dows...
08/11/2015 - 9:19pm
A $1.4 million makeover at North Side Elementary is nearing the finish line as the new school year approaches.      “Right now, we’re about a week ahead of schedule,” said Hampton-Dumont Superintendent Todd Lettow. “That’s a pretty good feeling.”      Extensive updates...
08/11/2015 - 9:15pm
You’ll have to forgive local Kiwanis Club members if they seemed a little giddy last week.      The group wrapped up the final leg of its Harriman Playground Park for Youth (HAPPY) campaign with a community build project Aug. 6-8. Around 60 volunteers converged on Harriman Park to install colorful new playground equipment...
08/04/2015 - 8:06pm
A mix of old faces and new blood will greet local voters when they head to the polls for the Sept. 8 school board election.      Only one competitive race will grace this year’s ballot at Hampton-Dumont. Incumbent board member Stacy Miller will face off against challenger Jenni Swart in the Dumont Director District....
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