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06/20/2017 - 2:37pm
A Thursday morning fire billowed smoke – visible from the Franklin County courthouse — at Roger Aschnabel Farm, in rural Chapin, 2030 Jonquil Ave. The fire destroyed a machine shed and all of its contents, including a tractor. Members of the Sheffield, Latimer and Hampton fire departments fought the blaze. Members of the Franklin County Emergency Management, Franklin General Hospital...
06/06/2017 - 4:53pm
Sheffield native Cody Arndt started his education like many young people in the area: by first graduating from West Fork High School, before pursuing a degree in English Education at North Iowa Area Community College, then at the University of Northern Iowa. But after graduating college in 2015, Arndt took an unconventional approach to his career...
05/30/2017 - 4:50pm
The butterfly effect operates on the notion that one single action, no matter how small, or unassuming has a permanent effect on the ensuing course of time and space. In 1961, a meteorologist named Edward Lorenz simulated weather patterns based on 12 variables that, when altered by even a fraction of a decimal, altered the course of weather...
05/30/2017 - 4:47pm
The Hampton-Dumont Class of 2017 celebrated its graduation this past Sunday, May 28, officially ending students’ primary education. A total of 77 students completed their graduation requirements. The class chose H-D science teacher Billie Buss to given the commencement speech, in which she related life to a deck of cards. Growing up, Buss...
05/30/2017 - 4:45pm
Fireworks were the explosive topic of discussion during the Hampton City Council's workshop and regular meeting on Monday, May 22 and Thursday, May 25. With new state laws legalizing the sale and use of fireworks, cities across the state are updating their policies to figure out where they stand on the issue of fireworks within the city limits...
05/23/2017 - 4:13pm
     When the Hampton Public Library found its permanent home on the corner of 4 S Federal St., Hampton, on Oct. 6, 1905, the project cost nearly $17,000, and was “way” over budget, by early 20th century standards.      When the Hampton Public Library was renovated to include a back patio, a rear,...
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