Nick Pedley

06/30/2015 - 10:41am
    Superintendent Dwight Widen capped a 31-year career in public education Tuesday when he bid farewell to the CAL Community School District.     “It will be very surreal when I hand over the keys,” he said.     The veteran school administrator, teacher and coach announced his retirement plans last November. He was hired by CAL in 2012 and...
05/26/2015 - 2:23pm
Summer will make its unofficial debut next week when Hampton’s Tuesday on the Town celebration returns for the 2015 season.      The event will once again make its home inside Band Shell Park in downtown Hampton. The weekly celebration will be held each Tuesday in June and features food, live music and local retailers....
05/26/2015 - 2:21pm
Rainy weather and cloudy skies didn’t stop local residents from observing Memorial Day during a special ceremony Monday morning in Hampton.      Veterans and other guests took shelter in the Church of the Living Word auditorium after rain moved the service from the cemetery. The ceremony featured multiple Memorial Day...
05/26/2015 - 2:20pm
H-D holds commencement exercises for 86 seniors        The senior Class of 2015 bid farewell to Hampton-Dumont High School on Sunday during a commencement ceremony that featured laughs, advice and a few tears.      Class president Brooklyn Plagge kicked things off with an opening address to her fellow...
05/26/2015 - 2:18pm
The poultry barn at the Franklin County Fairgrounds will remain empty this summer due to the ongoing threat of bird flu.      The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Thursday cancelled all live bird exhibitions across the state in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading. Bird flu has affected more than...
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...
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