Nick Pedley

02/09/2016 - 6:45pm
     Chipped white paint speckles the brick exterior of the old Geneva school auditorium. Despite bitter February temperatures outside, three large rusty windows remain locked open while others stay shuttered with boards.      The aging building might look like an abandoned relic of the past, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.    ...
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...
01/26/2016 - 2:34pm
Despite a huge crowd and packed rows of bleachers, you could hear a pin drop Saturday afternoon inside the West Fork High School gymnasium.      Fans trained their eyes on center court in between varsity basketball games to watch Heather Holm receive a new hairdo. The Hampton woman shaved her head to raise awareness for cancer...
01/26/2016 - 2:31pm
Five well-known relics have disappeared from Hampton’s skyline recently due to old age and relentless punishment from Mother Nature.      Copper statues perched atop the Franklin County Courthouse were removed last month and placed inside the rotunda. Rain and other adverse weather conditions had started to take a toll on...
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