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08/15/2017 - 7:01pm
The mood was a happy one at Dralle’s Plumbing and Heating on July 27 as papers were signed for Mort’s Plumbing & Heating of Iowa Falls to acquire the company. The new ownership was effective Monday, August 14. The acquisition, termed a good fit by owner Tim Primus, was welcomed by all involved. Service will continue as normal with James Kinkade and Robert Dralle offering their...
08/15/2017 - 5:22pm
The Hampton City Council approved the final language for the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Re-Allocation ballot item during their regular meeting on Thursday, August 10. Since 2009, LOST revenue has been exclusively dedicated to funding the construction, equipping, and operational costs of the Hampton Aquatic Center. With the pool now paid off,...
08/15/2017 - 5:20pm
After changing his plea status twice since his initial arrest in April, Michael Lynn Rodemeyer Sr., 72, of Hampton, filed a final guilty plea to amended sexual abuse charges in Franklin County District Court on August 3. Rodemeyer was arrested on April 20, 2017, after a weeklong investigation into reports of alleged sexual abuse of a minor...
08/15/2017 - 5:17pm
After a fire that sparked and caused irreparable damage to five of the Sheffield Sunrise Apartments this past spring, the complex’s local board of directors has made the difficult decision to not rebuild them moving forward. Back on April 2, 2017, a fire started in the elderly/disabled apartment complex as the result of what a resident said...
08/15/2017 - 5:15pm
The Hampton Police Department has charged four people in connection with reports of vandalism that occurred in town on Thursday, August 3. After receiving four reports of vandalism that started around 4 a.m. on August 3 and continued throughout the morning and into the late afternoon, the police department four adolescents from Hampton were...
08/15/2017 - 5:14pm
After standing trial in Franklin County District Court from July 11-14 and ultimately being found guilty of Willful Injury Causing Bodily Injury and First-Degree Kidnapping, Charles Albright, 42, of Meservey, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Friday, Aug. 11. During the jury trial, Albright was tried for the...
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