Nick Pedley

08/27/2015 - 12:08pm
A famous war memorial received a warm Franklin County welcome Wednesday during a kickoff ceremony for a special four-day salute to Vietnam War veterans. The Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial passed through the area on I-35 escorted by a roaring convoy of motorcycles. The motorcade was headed to Forest City for Operation Landing Zone (LZ), which hopes to give area veterans the welcome home they...
08/04/2015 - 8:04pm
Progress at Hampton’s new multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant hit its stride recently thanks to favorable construction conditions.      “So far I’m more pleased with this project than I have been with any other project I’ve been a part of here,” said Public Works Director Doug Tarr.  ...
08/04/2015 - 8:02pm
A “bewildering” achievement         A lifetime of dedicated community service has paid off in a big way for Coulter’s Dennis Carlson.      The local volunteer and former conservation director will serve as Iowan of the Day on Aug. 18 at the Iowa State Fair. The award honors...
08/04/2015 - 8:01pm
Addressing concerns about a skilled worker shortage, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds advocated increasing workforce recruitment efforts to retain young Iowa talent during a visit to Hampton July 28.      Reynolds stopped at Omnium Land O’Lakes as part of her annual 99-county tour. She met with local economic development officials...
07/28/2015 - 4:24pm
Ongoing drama over a rewiring project at North Side Elementary continued Monday night during the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education’s regular meeting.      The board met with representatives from Dumont Telephone and Advance Tech Solutions to discuss the project. Earlier this month, members voted to void a rewiring...
07/28/2015 - 4:17pm
High spirits and happy smiles were plentiful last Friday when the Hampton Community Christian Daycare broke ground on its new addition.      “You can’t even imagine how much I’m looking forward to this,” said director Laura Bradley. “This is desperately needed.”      The...
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