Nick Pedley

12/16/2014 - 2:34pm
A financial audit, facility improvement updates and administration contract discussion topped a short Hampton-Dumont Board of Education meeting Monday night.      Dennis Muyskens of the Hogan-Hansen C.P.A firm met with the board and reviewed the 2013-14 financial audit. Muyskens gave the district relatively high marks during the report, which included information from a...
12/09/2014 - 12:19pm
Ongoing discussion about Homecoming vandalism, indecent exposure ordinance and infrastructure improvements topped a wide-ranging agenda at the Hampton City Council workshop Monday night.      Hampton-Dumont Liaison Officer Joel Heuer and City Attorney Megan Rosenberg met with the group and examined ways to curb problematic...
12/09/2014 - 12:13pm
Did you know that Hampton used to be named Benjamin, or that Sheffield was once called Shobe’s Grove?      Those interesting tidbits and many more can be found in a new book highlighting Franklin County’s past.      “Lost Franklin & Grundy Counties” will hit the shelves soon...
12/09/2014 - 12:11pm
     Two Franklin County farmers earned statewide recognition during the 96th annual Iowa Farm Bureau meeting in Des Moines on Dec. 3.      Val Plagge, Latimer, and Jay Van Wert, Sr., Hampton, were honored for their commitment to agriculture during a special awards ceremony held during the event. Plagge took...
12/02/2014 - 4:13pm
Donations for a special fundraiser at the Hampton Public Library hit $25,000 last week, but there’s still some ground to make up if it’s to reach the $50,000 goal by Dec. 20.      The fundraiser started on Nov. 1 and aims to collect the amount in 50 days from local residents and businesses. The money will help...
12/02/2014 - 4:11pm
A local daycare center is hoping to raise $200,000 to expand its facility and increase capacity for a growing student population in Hampton and the surrounding area.      Hampton Community Christian Daycare (HCCD) began soliciting donations earlier this year and has collected $118,000 so far. Officials are hoping to gather...
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