Nick Pedley

01/27/2015 - 4:58pm
Despite outspoken criticism from school administrators and state lawmakers, a new plan that would enforce strict start date rules on Iowa’s K-12 schools moved forward last week.      The Iowa Department of Education released guidelines detailing its new policy for early start date waivers on Jan. 21. State law mandates that schools begin classes no sooner than the...
01/13/2015 - 3:28pm
Two Latimer businessmen have secured a $3.1 million state-funded housing grant to help cover construction expenses for a new three-story apartment complex in Hampton.      KL Holdings LLC owners Kyle Pralle and Landon Plagge learned last Friday that the company received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the...
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...
Syndicate content