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08/27/2014 - 6:45pm
Three people were transported from the scene of an accident involving two vehicles, a motorcycle and one semi between Chapin and Sheffield on Highway 65 late Wednesday afternoon. Very few details were available at the time of this posting. The two vehicles – a truck and a car – were totaled in the accident, and the motorcycle came to rest on its side in the ditch. Traffic was...
07/29/2014 - 10:34pm
The Hampton City Council added a new member to its ranks at its July 24 meeting.      Meghan Freie was appointed to the vacant Ward I seat following a unanimous vote by the council. She succeeds Valerie Haugebak, who resigned from the position on July 11 due to scheduling conflicts with her new job. Freie was sworn in after...
07/29/2014 - 10:33pm
For the second time in two years, Franklin County has been declared a disaster area by the federal government.      President Barack Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared Franklin County and 25 other Iowa counties disaster areas last week following a request from Gov. Terry Branstad. The...
07/22/2014 - 8:04pm
Continued discussion about ongoing spatial constraints at Hampton-Dumont’s two elementary buildings led to few definitive answers during Monday’s board of education meeting.      The board toured the Youth for Christ (YFC) building near South Side Elementary on Highway 65 prior to the meeting. Director Darwin...
07/22/2014 - 8:02pm
Former North Butler administrator Ann Chinander was hired by Hampton-Dumont last week to serve as interim elementary principal for the 2014-15 school year.      Chinander succeeds former H-D Elementary Principal Jerry Buseman, who resigned from his position July 3 after 23 years with the district. She has four decades of...
07/22/2014 - 8:01pm
Brooklyn Plagge poses with her tiara, bouquet, sash and trophy after she was named 2014 Franklin County Fair Queen last Thursday inside the Phelps Implement Tent. The Hampton teen beat out four other contestants during the competition. Plagge, who will be a senior at Hampton-Dumont High School this fall, is the daughter of John and Anne Plagge,...
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