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07/17/2018 - 5:01pm
The Sheffield community bid farewell to a local legend last week. Eugene George Sukup, founder of Sukup Manufacturing, was 89 years old when he passed away on Thursday, July 12. The Sukup Manufacturing website states that his wife of almost seven decades, Mary Elizabeth (Bielefeld) Sukup, was by his side until the end. Iowa raised: Eugene’s early life After moving to Iowa with his family at...
07/17/2018 - 4:59pm
The Republican Party of Franklin County on Friday tabbed current Franklin County Sheriff Aaron Dodd as its candidate for sheriff for the November election. The Republican party held its special convention last Friday evening to choose a candidate. Rick Rieken, a deputy with the sheriff’s office, was also considered for nomination. Of the...
07/17/2018 - 4:57pm
Dr. Craig Semler saw something in the Hampton community that showed it’d be a viable place to practice optometry. “I was a small town guy,” he said. “That was part of the attraction.” Semler began his practice in Hampton in 1975, moving from a group practice in Mason City. Nearly 44 years later, Semler announced his...
07/10/2018 - 5:20pm
Once a year, the quiet town of Rockwell fills with the sounds of roaring engines and cheering spectators as people from coast to coast gather for North Iowa Nationals, a truck and tractor pull that’s now a decade in the running. “We’ve got participators from New York, Ohio, Tennessee...even some from Canada sometimes,” said...
07/10/2018 - 5:16pm
The Hampton Police Department stayed busy throughout June and July responding to fireworks complaints. From June 2 to July 6, Police Chief Bob Schaefer said the department fielded 18 complaints and issued two citations. The first citation was issued to Robbie Oehlert, 18 of Hampton, on July 1. Nathan Harms, 28 of Hampton, was cited on July 4....
07/10/2018 - 5:10pm
Band Shell Park in Hampton was alive with a wall of sound provided by the Iowa National Guard 34th Army Band’s Scrap Metal. Scrap Metal, a 15-piece brass, entertained the crowd with a wide mix of songs ranging from jazz to rock to pop. Staff Sgt. Eric Newman said the band is one of several “Music Performance Teams” (MPT) of the...
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