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02/14/2017 - 5:23pm
Franklin County management to continue positive negotiations despite possible mandate changes      Public workers convened in Mason City on Saturday, Feb. 11, to voice their concerns over new legislation that would reform Iowa’s Chapter 20 Code on collective bargaining. Over 150 people crammed into the Mason City Public Library to attend a forum with Sen. Amanda Ragan, D...
01/10/2017 - 3:36pm
Decision to keep kindergarten through sixth grade is made      The CAL Board of Education voted Monday night unanimously to whole grade share with Hampton-Dumont, retaining kindergarten through sixth grade at CAL school, and sending seventh through twelfth grades to H-D middle and high schools.      The two...
01/10/2017 - 3:35pm
     The world is a big place; so big, that it can make things feel small. For those who are fortunate to have or have had a stable childhood, the lives we live become the size of our world. The local drive-in becomes the town haunt, the roads are memorized and shortcuts mastered, the people become main characters in the story of...
01/10/2017 - 3:34pm
     The day before Thanksgiving break Natalia Zamora and a group of her friends delivered balloons, a banner and a personal letter to Hampton-Dumont Principal Tony Spradlin.      The letter, on the surface, was simple, highlighting an important moment in the students’ academic-social experience within the...
01/10/2017 - 12:58pm
HAMPTON – Not bad for a few minutes of work, Hampton-Dumont senior 160-pound wrestler didn’t waste any time in going 5-0 for the Bulldogs at the H-D wrestling duals. With a grand total of four minutes, 21 seconds with four first period falls, Chaney improved to 17-2 overall. What was impressive is the look of his takedowns compared to...
01/03/2017 - 6:03pm
     A drive through the residential streets of Hampton this week could have been a little tricky due to patches of road with almost an inch of jagged ice on them. Residents reported themselves and their cars slipping in parts of town due to such instances of ice, which, thanks to the cold weather, has taken a significant amount of...
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