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04/26/2018 - 2:44pm
The District 9 Iowa State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle accident Tuesday night, and discovered the driver had fled the scene. ISP authorities later found the man at his home, which the vehicle was registered to. According to a crash report by the ISP, Robby J. Koppen, 37, of Sheffield was traveling northbound on N 3rd St in Sheffield shortly after 9 p.m. when he lost control of his 2007...
04/17/2018 - 4:26pm
Gov. Kim Reynolds quietly stamped her signature on Senate File 481 late last month following a grueling season of debate in the Statehouse, where officials argued over the risks of banning sanctuary city/municipality behaviors in Iowa. The new law forbids city and county level governments from asking their respective law enforcement agencies to...
04/17/2018 - 4:24pm
Earlier this month, the Hampton Rotary Club distributed 155 dictionaries to Franklin County third graders. John Terwin, co-president of the Rotary Club, said the annual event is greatly anticipated by both Rotary and the students. “For one, kids love to get the books,” he said. “At times, you start to wonder if they still...
04/17/2018 - 4:21pm
The corridors of the Hampton Public Library were a little noisier than usual last Wednesday, April 11, as local citizens visited to celebrate National Library Week with the staff. Patrons at the library got a special treat at 2 p.m., when O.J. Fargo, of Creston, performed a single-person reenactment of a Civil War soldier passing through on his...
04/17/2018 - 4:17pm
Twenty years ago, Carolina Gaytan found solace from a tough time in her life in the choir at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hampton. Gaytan came to Hampton from Weslaco, Texas in May of 1997 to be with her oldest son, who was struggling with the after-effects of a divorce. He passed away just 10 months later, but Gaytan decided to stay in...
04/10/2018 - 4:42pm
An Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program stopped at South Side Elementary School on Thursday to show students it’s never too early to start thinking about conservation. Water Rocks!, an Extension campaign that provides knowledge and engagement for water education to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, brought its high...
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