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01/16/2019 - 2:19pm
The Hampton Shopko will be one of 38 stores closed under the company’s newly announced restructuring plan. The Shopko company on Wednesday announced that it has filed petitions for court supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Under the plan, the company will close 38 stores, relocate 20 optical centers to freestanding locations and conduct...
01/16/2019 - 11:20am
After what is becoming a tradition of coming to talk to Hampton-Dumont Middle School students, H-D graduate and Iowa State University offensive lineman Josh Knipfel took some time to speak to the fifth-grade classes on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Knipfel made his second stop of the day after having lunch with the Kiwanis shortly before talking to students....
01/16/2019 - 11:19am
Need a ride? Uber, the popular ride-sharing service, announced last week that it will be offering service in all of Iowa. This means Hampton and Franklin County residents and visitors have the option to hail a ride. Founded in 2009, the San Francisco-based service provides easy, convenient rides for 785 metropolitan areas worldwide. While Uber has...
01/16/2019 - 11:14am
The New Year is bringing new opportunities for Ashley Stevens, who is looking forward to running her own business as Twisted Roots salon in Sheffield. A 2014 West Fork graduate, Stevens started her career in cosmetology at Kush Spa & Salon in Mason City, working there until it closed in 2016. Utilizing her license in massage therapy, Stevens...
01/16/2019 - 11:13am
Corey Ahrens’ passion of helping people achieve and maintain healthier lifestyles is the heart behind one of downtown Hampton’s newest establishments. Ahrens opened up Th3 Spot on Main Street last fall after previously running a personal training studio off of Highway 3. Ahrens said the move was made out of the desire to own fitness...
01/16/2019 - 11:11am
Winged friends and an outdoor favorite are behind a new approach with Franklin County Conservation activities. Brody Bertram, park manager for the department, said 2019 will feature a focus on birds and bikes. This includes bird observation points at Maynes Grove, WKW Park and a likely spot somewhere on the Rolling Prairie Trail. At Maynes Grove,...
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