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03/03/2015 - 5:25pm
Local officials are optimistic that a 10-cent increase in the state’s gas tax will help fund additional road repairs and other infrastructure improvements in Franklin County.      The Iowa Legislature last week approved the first increase in the state’s gas tax since 1989. The hike will generate more than $200 million in additional revenue for city, county and...
02/03/2015 - 4:58pm
After a month of extensive remodeling and other upgrades, Plaza Veracruz Family Mexican Restaurant has opened in Hampton.      The new business is located in the former El Paisita building on Highway 65. Despite its location, guests at Plaza Veracruz should expect a revamped dining experience thanks to new owner Alicia Saldivar...
02/03/2015 - 12:12pm
STORY CITY – Hampton-Dumont junior Carter Barkema became the third Bulldog wrestler to reach the 100-win mark this season while at the Roland-Story Norseman Duals on Saturday, Jan. 31. The 132-pounder followed seniors Kendrick Suntken and Mario Peña to achieve the feat for coach Nick Bretz’s team in 2014-15. With Suntken out...
01/27/2015 - 4:56pm
The future of CAL’s football program was left in the school board’s hands Monday night following an emotional meeting that featured testimony from players and community members.      Football Coach/Activities Director Scott Striegel presented a detailed slideshow outlining options for the 2015 season. Low...
01/27/2015 - 4:54pm
Shifting community demographics and rural population growth were examined in-depth Monday afternoon during a special forum at Center 1 in Hampton.      Storm Lake Public Safety Director/Police Chief Mark Prosser delivered a presentation on diversity to a crowd filled with local residents, business leaders and other...
01/27/2015 - 4:53pm
A local manufacturing company received statewide recognition for entrepreneurial innovation during a special ceremony last Friday in Hampton.      Global Ag, Inc. received a Renew Rural Iowa Leader Award from the Iowa Farm Bureau. The award acknowledges growing rural companies that are impacting their communities through...
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