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12/16/2014 - 2:30pm
Two Franklin County superintendents have expressed concern following an announcement from state officials last week regarding school year start dates.      Brad Buck, director of the Iowa Department of Education, announced new plans to adhere more closely to existing laws that require schools to start classes during the first week of September. In the past, the Department...
12/02/2014 - 4:14pm
It was an evening of high spirits on Friday as Hampton businesses opened their doors for the fifth annual Winter Wine Walk.      Organized by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, the ticketed event was a sell out success, sending more than 250 people through the city to visit area businesses and sample various wines...
12/02/2014 - 4:13pm
Donations for a special fundraiser at the Hampton Public Library hit $25,000 last week, but there’s still some ground to make up if it’s to reach the $50,000 goal by Dec. 20.      The fundraiser started on Nov. 1 and aims to collect the amount in 50 days from local residents and businesses. The money will help...
12/02/2014 - 4:11pm
A local daycare center is hoping to raise $200,000 to expand its facility and increase capacity for a growing student population in Hampton and the surrounding area.      Hampton Community Christian Daycare (HCCD) began soliciting donations earlier this year and has collected $118,000 so far. Officials are hoping to gather...
12/02/2014 - 4:08pm
The CAL Board of Education met during a special work session on Nov. 24 to discuss the district’s ongoing search for a new superintendent.      The board discussed three different possibilities during the hour-long session. Options ranged from hiring a new superintendent/elementary prinicipal to sharing a...
11/25/2014 - 5:45pm
DES MOINES – A record-breaking season meant big things for Hampton-Dumont’s football team. The Bulldogs benefited from a 10-2 season by placing five to the three Class 2A football teams voted on by the Iowa Newspaper Association. Mario Peña earned the top honor for H-D by earning first team defensive lineman. More on...
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