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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...
08/04/2015 - 8:02pm
A “bewildering” achievement         A lifetime of dedicated community service has paid off in a big way for Coulter’s Dennis Carlson.      The local volunteer and former conservation director will serve as Iowan of the Day on Aug. 18 at the Iowa State Fair. The award honors...
08/04/2015 - 8:01pm
Addressing concerns about a skilled worker shortage, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds advocated increasing workforce recruitment efforts to retain young Iowa talent during a visit to Hampton July 28.      Reynolds stopped at Omnium Land O’Lakes as part of her annual 99-county tour. She met with local economic development officials...
07/28/2015 - 4:23pm
Relay For Life inspires optimism for cancer cure        More than $60,000 and a lot of awareness was raised for the fight against cancer Saturday at the Relay For Life of Franklin County.      The current subtotal from donations, sponsorships, sales and team fundraisers will be further boosted by two...
07/28/2015 - 4:19pm
New playground equipment to be installed Aug. 6-8        Six months of intense fundraising and extensive planning will culminate next week during a special three-day project in Harriman Park.      The Kiwanis Club of Hampton will wrap up its Harriman Playground Park for Youth (HAPPY) campaign with a...
07/28/2015 - 4:17pm
High spirits and happy smiles were plentiful last Friday when the Hampton Community Christian Daycare broke ground on its new addition.      “You can’t even imagine how much I’m looking forward to this,” said director Laura Bradley. “This is desperately needed.”      The...
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