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03/03/2015 - 5:25pm
Local officials are optimistic that a 10-cent increase in the state’s gas tax will help fund additional road repairs and other infrastructure improvements in Franklin County.      The Iowa Legislature last week approved the first increase in the state’s gas tax since 1989. The hike will generate more than $200 million in additional revenue for city, county and...
03/03/2015 - 5:24pm
Iowa State House Rep. Linda Upmeyer and Iowa State Sen. Amanda Ragan visited Hampton on Feb. 27 to speak with local constituents about the issues they would like to see addressed.      The state legislature is approaching “funnel week” where they decide which bills will be debated and voted on during this session....
03/03/2015 - 4:54pm
Hungry locals hankering for a plate of quality Mexican food will have another dining option in downtown Hampton soon.      Hacienda Vieja Family Mexican Restaurant will open its doors later this week in the former Morelos Restaurant building. Hacienda Vieja is the eighth restaurant for owners Salvador Lepe and Raul Guitrow, who...
03/03/2015 - 11:26am
CEDAR FALLS – Ask West Fork graduate Seth Tuttle about playing in his final home game at the McLeod Center right after the Panthers defeated Evansville, and he says the impact of it hadn’t hit home yet. As he said during the Media Day back in October, it all went by so fast. And, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, it all came to a close with a 68-...
02/24/2015 - 12:48pm
DES MOINES – Credit Kendrick Suntken for getting Mario Peña to go back out for wrestling. The two who describe themselves as ‘just like brothers’ went out the same way on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Wells Fargo Arena, as Class 2A state wrestling runners-up. Behind the two finalists and Carter Barkema, who reached the state...
02/24/2015 - 12:44pm
    The United States must strengthen its role in the Middle East to protect Americans against the growing threat of Islamic extremists both at home and abroad, according to a strategy explained last week by Congressman Steve King.     The longtime Republican lawmaker met with members of the Hampton Rotary on Feb. 18...
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