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10/21/2014 - 3:06pm
A jury trial involving the City of Hampton and local landlord Milton Heyde was postponed last Wednesday until further notice, according to documents filed in Franklin County District Court.      Heyde, the defendant, is refuting a July nuisance property citation issued to a duplex he owns at 120 and 120 1/2 1st Ave. NE. A jury trial was set for Oct. 28 to decide the matter...
10/21/2014 - 3:05pm
A fire in the 400 block of Third Avenue Southeast left a family of six homeless last Thursday in Hampton.      The Hampton Fire Department responded to the blaze at around 4 p.m. Officials suspect old wiring in the attic ignited insulation and gradually spread, according to Chief Kent Wilkinson. Firefighters spent roughly...
10/21/2014 - 3:03pm
Kindergarten classes at Hampton-Dumont will move from South Side Elementary to North Side Elementary next year following a decision by the board of education Monday night.      The move came after months of discussion and debate about alleviating overcrowding issues at South Side. A spike in enrollment created space...
10/21/2014 - 3:02pm
     It’s no small wonder why Cindy Wittmer is a strong advocate for yearly mammogram screenings.      “I’m a big poster child for having your annual mammogram, because it caught my cancer early. There was no lump or anything,” she said. “It saved my life. I’ve always said...
10/21/2014 - 3:00pm
A local author’s memoir about growing up in northwest Iowa during the early Forties has gained a small statewide fanbase following its publication last fall.      Jack Leinen, Hampton, published “Swimming Naked” in 2013 after almost two years of research and writing. The book is loaded with humorous...
10/16/2014 - 4:59pm
Members of the Hampton Fire, Hampton PD, Franklin County Emergency Management, and Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded to a house fire this afternoon in the 400 block of 3rd Ave. S.E. Look for more details about the fire in next week's Chronicle and on this website.  We have a reporter on the scene.
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