Nick Pedley

03/31/2015 - 2:54pm
The Hampton City Council voted to expedite the early planning stages of a water main replacement project during a short meeting last Thursday.      The city intends to replace water mains between Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Avenue Southwest early this summer by boring in new pipe. The project’s estimated price tag doesn’t meet the threshold that requires the city to...
03/17/2015 - 3:44pm
Students at Hampton-Dumont Middle School packed the gym last Thursday for a special educational event aimed at promoting smart choices and a healthy lifestyle.      Around half a dozen stations exploring multiple topics were on display during the first-ever H-D Middle School Health Fair. Students received lessons in things like...
03/17/2015 - 3:43pm
A glowing wooden apparatus illuminates a dark corner inside a shed at Franklin County Conservation’s headquarters in Hampton. Its rigid frame is covered by a plastic tarp, shielding the contents from chilly temperatures lurking outside.      “Last year they tried to grow some in here, but a lot of the plants died,...
03/10/2015 - 8:36pm
An injured bald eagle found last month near Latimer is facing another hurdle on its road to recovery.      Caretakers at Save Our Avian Resources (S.O.A.R.) learned last week that the four-year-old female suffered a broken bone during an accident in rural Franklin County. The bird, which had lead poisoning at the time, had some...
03/10/2015 - 8:34pm
The Hampton City Council unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2016 budget during a special hearing on Monday night.      The budget goes into affect on July 1 and ends on June 30, 2016. It sets the estimated property tax levy at $13.20 per $1,000 valuation, a one-cent decrease from last year’s figure.    ...
03/10/2015 - 8:29pm
Local school administrators fear a funding proposal in the Iowa Legislature will lead to program reductions, staff cuts and increased property taxes if it gets approved by lawmakers this spring. Hampton-Dumont Superintendent Todd Lettow and CAL Superintendent Dwight Widen have criticized a plan that would increase state supplemental aide by 1.25...
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