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04/24/2018 - 5:16pm
A few pictures of an idyllic New England town was all Maia Zewert needed to know where she wanted to begin her journalism career. Zewert, a 2011 CAL gradu-ate, found a position as a gen-eral assignment reporter at the Lincoln County News in coastal Maine while applying for jobs towards the end of her college career at Iowa State University. “I fell in love with it im-mediately,” she...
03/20/2018 - 4:30pm
When school starts next year, current CAL seventh grader Natalie Castro and her classmates will be in a new environment as the whole grade sharing agreement between CAL and Hampton-Dumont takes effect. In preparation for the transition, CAL and H-D participated in a series of connector days, in which H-D and CAL students were paired up with a...
03/20/2018 - 4:27pm
The Franklin County Fair Board announced plans for a major capital improvement project during their 31st annual dinner and dance on Saturday, March 17. The fair board invited sponsors out for an evening of dinner and dancing to show their appreciation for their support as they prepare for another year of events. Guests enjoyed a beef loin dinner...
03/13/2018 - 4:30pm
A downtown Hampton restaurant has garnered statewide recognition for its attention to handmade food, drinks and friendly atmosphere. Last week, Travel Iowa, the official tourism website for the State of Iowa, named Rustic Brew as the Franklin County representative on its "99 Counties, 99 Restaurants" list. About Rustic Brew, Travel Iowa...
03/13/2018 - 4:25pm
The lanes at the Community Bowl in Dumont have gotten a bit dusty since the bowling alley closed last April, but the pins are down and excitement levels are up in Dumont, as new owner Brandon Barber plans to reopen the business on March 22. Barber, of Ackley, plans to provide a great family envi-ronment, welcome leagues and improve the kitchen to...
03/13/2018 - 4:15pm
A Hampton dog had his day last February as Zulu, a Rhodesian Ridgeback owned by Richard and Kathy Allbee, ventured out to New York to compete in a prestigious dog show. Sometimes known as the African Lion Dog, Rhodesian Ridgebacks are a breed of dog developed in South Africa that get their name from the patch of fur that runs along their backs in...
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