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03/21/2017 - 4:06pm
Deal hinges on tax code valuation      With Alliant’s interest in purchasing four lots on the south side of the Latimer Industrial Park, city mayor and council are enlisting the help of the North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG) to address possible methods of funding to cover they city’s share of costs in prepping the site to be shovel ready.   ...
03/21/2017 - 3:57pm
New Executive Director of the Iowa Democratic Party talks of journey to politics Kevin Geiken was just looking for a free burger and a soda when he wandered into a Charles City campaign office for Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Barack Obama in 2007.      The Dumont native had been on a self-proclaimed “choose-...
03/21/2017 - 3:55pm
     Hampton-Dumont Middle School grades four and five held their “Dream Big” concert at Church of the Living Word last Tuesday night.      The fourth grade sang the songs: Be Our Guest, The Climb, See the Light, Light up the World, Dream Your Dreams and You’re Welcome.     ...
03/14/2017 - 3:15pm
     A recent survey shared on the Chamber of Greater Franklin County Chamber’s Facebook page yielded the result of “shoe store” as the highest desired retail outlet in Hampton (43 votes). The next top two were Christian Book Store and antique shop.      Chamber Director Newton Grotzinger said...
03/14/2017 - 3:13pm
Latimer approves 2017-18 budget      The Latimer Council approved its fiscal year 2018 budget with a 10-cent increase per $1,000 of valued property, raising taxes to a total of $14.14.      Revenues are set at $585,823 and expenditures are set at $540,392, with no capital improvement projects budgeted....
03/14/2017 - 11:39am
HAMPTON – The final Buckin’ in the Barn rodeo of the 2016-17 season will be held on the Franklin County Fairgrounds this Saturday, March 18 at 6 p.m. The previous rodeo on March 4 had 25 bull riders entered with cowboys coming from Illinois, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas and Iowa, including PBR touring pro...
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