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07/17/2019 - 10:59am
The former Korner Bakery building is no longer vacant. The Sunflowers & Stardust Boutique on Sunday, July 7 opened in the location at 122 First Ave. NW. The main floor of the building had been empty since the bakery closed last spring. Amanda Simons, co-founder of the boutique, said she was thrilled to have the opportunity to open her business in a place that had served the community for so...
07/17/2019 - 10:50am
A Hampton staple will soon fill a vacant space in the city’s downtown. Construction crews last Thursday broke ground on the lot at the corner of First Street NW and First Avenue NW that will hold the new Hampton Dental office. The practice is currently located at 27 Federal St. North. Dr. Jake Sorensen with Hampton Dental said the reason for...
07/17/2019 - 10:48am
CAL is ready for some barnyard fun next school year. Late last month, the school welcomed a number of pigs, goats and chickens as part of its Farm to School program. The program is designed to educate students on how food begins at the farm or garden and ends up on their plates. Work began on the barns to house the animals last year. Students...
07/17/2019 - 10:45am
Words can be hard to come by in the wake of great loss, however one phrase comes to mind when referring to Kevin and Julia Barz. “They were one-of-a-kind,” said Terry Carr, who coached for the Youth Sports Foundation, through which Kevin helped implement a tackle football team. “They were just a great, dynamic couple.” To...
07/10/2019 - 10:05am
From slithery and soft to noisy and not sure, a host of unique animals entertained a crowd of children at the Coulter Public Library last Wednesday. Bailey Douglas, Interactive Educator with the Blank Park Zoo, visited the library with four animals from the zoo’s educational department. Visitors were a Rouen duck, a lesser hedgehog tenrec, a...
07/10/2019 - 10:03am
On Thursday through Saturday, July 4-6, Chamber Acres in Rockwell hosted the North Iowa Nationals presented by Graham Tire as part of the 50th season of National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) Championship Pulling. The event was sponsored by the Rockwell Lions Club. In NTPA Championship Pulling, vehicles drag a 20-ton weight transfer sled...
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