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09/01/2015 - 3:12pm
Veterans reunite for first ride in Huey since Vietnam service 46 years ago        More than four decades had passed since they left Vietnam, but when eight “Charlie Rangers” soldiers reunited for Operation Landing Zone (LZ) last weekend, they felt like kids again.      Their homes are scattered across the country, and one thing brought them...
08/11/2015 - 9:20pm
The Franklin County Relay for Life has raised $80,871.85 and counting, making it the highest-grossing one yet.      Between a $10,000 grant, more than $50,000 of donations and sales at the event, $20,000 raised by the KLMJ Golf Challenge and $8,000 in pledges from Drew Hueberger’s free throw fundraiser, the Relay beat the...
08/11/2015 - 9:20pm
Thanks to dedicated volunteers and communitywide support, two Freedom Rocks were recently completed in Ackley and Dows.      The finished artworks marked an end to years of planning, fundraising and patience in the two nearby towns. Ackley’s Freedom Rock was completed in mid-July prior to RAGBRAI’s visit, while Dows...
08/11/2015 - 9:19pm
A $1.4 million makeover at North Side Elementary is nearing the finish line as the new school year approaches.      “Right now, we’re about a week ahead of schedule,” said Hampton-Dumont Superintendent Todd Lettow. “That’s a pretty good feeling.”      Extensive updates...
08/11/2015 - 9:15pm
You’ll have to forgive local Kiwanis Club members if they seemed a little giddy last week.      The group wrapped up the final leg of its Harriman Playground Park for Youth (HAPPY) campaign with a community build project Aug. 6-8. Around 60 volunteers converged on Harriman Park to install colorful new playground equipment...
08/04/2015 - 8:04pm
Progress at Hampton’s new multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant hit its stride recently thanks to favorable construction conditions.      “So far I’m more pleased with this project than I have been with any other project I’ve been a part of here,” said Public Works Director Doug Tarr.  ...
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