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10/17/2017 - 10:28pm
Michael Lynn Rodemeyer Sr., 72, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for three counts of sexual abuse in the third degree at his sentencing hearing on Oct. 12. Rodemeyer was accused of engaging sexually with a minor on several occasions, and was initially facing two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree from the Hampton Police Department, and one count of sexual abuse in the second degree...
10/17/2017 - 10:23pm
Environmental enthusiasts from across the area gathered in Ventura on Tuesday, Oct. 10 for the 2017 REAP Assembly meeting. REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) is a state conservation program dedicated to supporting and maintaining Iowa's natural environment through grants and education programs. Every other year REAP Regional Assemblies...
10/17/2017 - 10:20pm
A John Deere implement group that started in Grundy Center four decades ago and has since expanded to three other locations will merge with Van Wall, the largest agricultural equipment company in Iowa, after an official announcement to employees on Friday. The properties of Phelps Implement, with dealerships in Grundy Center, Greene, Hubbard and...
10/17/2017 - 10:19pm
Patrons of Hampton and its neighboring counties and cities were invited to take a tour of Hampton through stories told by those buried at the cemetery. On Sunday afternoon, October 15, 121 people came out to support the Friends of the Hampton Cemetery, as tickets were sold to the event to raise money for the organization, a non-profit entity that...
10/17/2017 - 10:15pm
Last September, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds authorized a transfer of $13 million from the state’s economic emergency fund to cover a $14.6 million discrepancy between the state’s revenues and expenditures (the state currently has an ending balance of $1.6 million for fiscal year 2017). Coupled with former Governor Terry Branstad’s...
10/10/2017 - 4:33pm
In conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturing’s (NAM) annual “Manufacturing Day” event, students from 10 area schools spent Friday, October 6, visiting Sukup Manufacturing Co. in Sheffield and experiencing aspects of multiple manufacturing careers. The NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United...
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