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02/09/2016 - 6:45pm
     Chipped white paint speckles the brick exterior of the old Geneva school auditorium. Despite bitter February temperatures outside, three large rusty windows remain locked open while others stay shuttered with boards.      The aging building might look like an abandoned relic of the past, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.    ...
02/03/2016 - 11:06am
After months of enduring phone calls, commercials and door-to-door campaign supporters, Iowans across the state gathered to fulfill their role as the first-in-the-nation caucus on Monday, Feb. 1.      Arriving at the Hampton-Dumont Middle School building, Democratic caucusgoers were divided among seven precincts and asked to...
02/03/2016 - 11:03am
The Hampton City Council last Thursday endorsed a new outreach program intended to guide legal immigrants down the path to U.S. citizenship.      The council agreed to act as the fiscal agent for a local grant application to fund the Citizenship Learning Center (CLC). The CLC would be located at La Luz Hispana and provide...
02/03/2016 - 11:00am
Despite last year’s contentious fight over K-12 education funding, administrators at CAL and Hampton-Dumont are hopeful Iowa lawmakers will compromise on 2016’s bill relatively soon.      “I’m actually optimistic,” said H-D Superintendent Todd Lettow. “It seems like there’s traction on...
01/26/2016 - 2:43pm
     Though it seems like the 2016 presidential election has been underway since November of 2014, next week’s Iowa caucuses will officially kick off the nomination process for the upcoming general election.      Democrats and Republicans alike have been touring the state looking to shore up support for...
01/26/2016 - 2:42pm
Concerns about a recent water discharge at a local fertilizer plant consumed discussion Monday night during the Hampton City Council workshop.      Bryan Heilskov, manager of Liqui-Grow, met with the group to discuss an incident that occurred Dec. 15 at the facility located in the Hampton Industrial Park. Due to heavy rainfall...
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