Nick Pedley

05/19/2015 - 1:05pm
The Hampton-Dumont Board of Education unanimously approved a list of summer projects during a brief meeting Monday night.      Most of the projects will improve entry areas and parking lots at the district’s four school buildings. The total price tag for the five-item list is around $50,000.      Three of the projects will be completed at North Side...
05/12/2015 - 11:00pm
     Following more than seven months of planning and preparation, Franklin County is now a certified Home Base Iowa Community.      Gov. Terry Branstad OK’d the county’s application on May 4 along with three other Iowa communities. The designation allows Franklin County to offer qualifying military...
05/08/2015 - 5:35pm
     Franklin County officials declared a state of emergency Friday in an attempt to protect local poultry producers from the threat of bird flu.      There are currently no cases of the highly pathogenic virus in the county. However, officials felt the declaration was necessary to stop bird flu from reaching...
05/08/2015 - 11:40am
              Franklin County officials will hold a press conference today to announce an emergency declaration due to ongoing concerns over bird flu.             There are currently no cases of bird flu in Franklin County. However,...
05/05/2015 - 6:51pm
The status of an anti-abortion club at Hampton-Dumont High School is still uncertain following an announcement last Friday by district officials. According to Superintendent Todd Lettow, H-D is still reviewing administrative procedures regarding the classification of student clubs and organizations. Students for Life of America, a nationwide anti-...
05/05/2015 - 6:46pm
Family members came together last weekend to honor the last wishes of a former Hampton lawyer known for his conservationist spirit and progressive outlook. Children, in-laws and grandchildren planted more than 800 trees and shrubs Saturday at an organic farm owned by the late Lee Blum. The well-known attorney was born and raised in Franklin County...
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