Nick Pedley

01/20/2015 - 3:05pm
The Hampton-Dumont Board of Education moved one step closer to finalizing improvement plans at North Side Elementary during its meeting Monday night.      The board unanimously approved a $1.4 million spending limit to pay for facility upgrades at the building. All H-D kindergarten classes will move to North Side next fall due to overcrowding at South Side, and multiple...
01/13/2015 - 3:27pm
A flood of regional media attention has hit one Hampton couple recently, but the pair is quick to point out it’s for all the wrong reasons.      The story of Alvin Andersen’s lost wedding ring was featured in newspapers and on TV stations from Mason City to Waterloo last week. The ring slipped off Alvin’s...
01/06/2015 - 2:06pm
The Hampton City Council got a head start on the 2015-16 Fiscal Year budget during a brief planning workshop Monday night.      City Manager Ron Dunt ran through a rough draft that detailed funding priorities for each department. Facility improvements, street repair and other infrastructure upgrades received the most...
01/06/2015 - 2:06pm
Small businesses and local agriculture companies will unite next week during a special event aimed at strengthening bonds between their customer bases.      The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host the first-ever Town & Country Ag Expo on Jan. 15 at the Franklin County Convention Center. The event...
01/06/2015 - 2:04pm
Farmland values in Franklin County decreased 12.3 percent from the previous year in 2014, mirroring a statewide trend that saw average prices fall in all but six of Iowa’s 99 counties.      The decrease coincided with a drop in corn and soybean prices, according to Iowa State University’s annual Land Value...
01/06/2015 - 2:03pm
Suggested improvements to Drainage District #48 became clearer Monday morning during a special informational session at the Franklin County Board of Supervisors meeting.      Around 15 landowners attended the meeting to hear a presentation from David Cook of McClure Engineering Company. Cook described five improvement...
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