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08/19/2014 - 4:32pm
The Hampton City Council learned at its meeting Aug. 14 that preliminary pipework for the city's new wastewater treatment plant is scheduled to begin sometime this week. Engineer Tom Madden of Yaggy Colby Associates met with the council to go over the pipework plans that will connect the old wastewater plant to the site of the new facility. The council approved a construction...
08/19/2014 - 4:31pm
A steer raised by one local teen sold for nearly $5,000 at the 32nd Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show Aug. 9 at the Iowa State Fair. Hampton-Dumont senior Kendrick Suntken’s steer “Toby” sold for $4,750 at the event, which is held as a fundraiser for Iowa’s three Ronald McDonald Houses. 2014 marked the third-...
08/19/2014 - 4:30pm
Back-to-school facility updates and district policy changes topped a short agenda at the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education meeting Monday night. Though no formal action was taken on the matter, the board encouraged 7-12 Activities Director Nate Boock to move forward with a policy cancelling Wednesday practices for all junior high...
08/19/2014 - 4:28pm
Franklin County’s beloved courthouse received a splash of new color this summer, but it wasn’t intentional by any means.  Two copper statues perched atop the 123-year-old structure’s clock tower began rusting significantly following heavy rainfall in June. Rust marks started bleeding down onto the courthouse’s...
08/19/2014 - 4:26pm
Hampton Code Enforcement Officer Doug Tarr made the right decision when he determined a rental property owned by Milton Heyde was unfit for living last month, according to a ruling Monday by the city's Housing Rehab Committee.   The committee’s decision came during special hour-long appeal hearing in City Hall. Heyde, who owns...
08/12/2014 - 5:03pm
A significant capital investment from one regional grain company has transformed the tiny Franklin County town of Chapin into a bustling construction zone this summer.   AgVantage FS, a Waverly-based grain company with locations throughout the area, started work on extensive upgrades at its Chapin facility last fall. Finishing touches...
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