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12/12/2017 - 5:48pm
No measureable snow has fallen yet, but city and county crews are ready once the snow starts piling up. Jay Waddingham, Franklin County Engineer, said winter preparations typically begin in the summer, when salt is pur-chased through the Iowa DOT. Doug Tarr, Hampton Public Works Director, also said the city begins purchas-ing and stocking up salt and sand far before snow is a threat. Preparation...
12/12/2017 - 5:46pm
North Side students and staff on Thursday were rewarded for their acceleration in a learning and literacy program. North Side was named an Imagine Learning 2016-17 School of Excellence for its usage of Imagine Learning and Literacy. Imagine Learning is a pro-gram that delivers language, literacy and mathematics in unique, engaging ways. Currently...
12/12/2017 - 5:42pm
Gone are the days where CAL students learned about the stars and constellations through paper punch-out sheets. Thanks to a $900 grant through the Foster and Evelyn Barkema Charitable Trust, CAL was able to purchase 10 Orion telescopes. CAL fourth grade teacher Bill Parker said students will use the telescopes to get an as-close-as-possible look...
12/05/2017 - 5:30pm
No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a Sheffield house Sunday night. Sheffield Fire Department Assistant Chief Calvin Pri-mus said no one was home when a fire was reported in the 500 block of Maple Street shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. Crews arrived on scene and discovered the fire started in the basement and had spread to the attic. Primus...
12/05/2017 - 5:29pm
Recent vandalism has caused setbacks in efforts to revitalize the Geneva School grounds. Tonya Sanders, Geneva Betterment Vice President, said vandals etched words and scribbled on the glass of the school doors. Windows at the bus barn were a broken for the second time. “Not only are these set-backs expensive, it is also extremely...
12/05/2017 - 5:27pm
When Kevin Behn uploaded the Behn Brothers’ annual harvest video to the Facebook page, he didn’t expect hun-dreds of thousands of views and a national audience, but that is what happened. Each year, the brothers – Kevin, Larry and Bruce – shoot a music video about the harvest season on Bruce’s rural Hampton farm....
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