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12/12/2017 - 5:48pm
No measureable snow has fallen yet, but city and county crews are ready once the snow starts piling up. Jay Waddingham, Franklin County Engineer, said winter preparations typically begin in the summer, when salt is pur-chased through the Iowa DOT. Doug Tarr, Hampton Public Works Director, also said the city begins purchas-ing and stocking up salt and sand far before snow is a threat. Preparation...
12/05/2017 - 5:27pm
When Kevin Behn uploaded the Behn Brothers’ annual harvest video to the Facebook page, he didn’t expect hun-dreds of thousands of views and a national audience, but that is what happened. Each year, the brothers – Kevin, Larry and Bruce – shoot a music video about the harvest season on Bruce’s rural Hampton farm....
12/05/2017 - 5:23pm
A note from one of Tasha Harper’s high school teachers has encouraged the Hampton native to find time to continue her life as a published writer. “She (Carolyn Hanson) gave me a card when I gradu-ated that said no matter what I got in to, to never stop writ-ing,” she said. Harper, now Tasha Janssen, has done just that even while...
11/28/2017 - 5:08pm
An unseasonably warm November made for a comfortable evening on the town as the Greater Franklin County Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Friday Uncorked event on Friday, November 24. "It's a genuine Chamber of Commerce kind of day," said chamber director Newton Grotzinger. "We've been blessed with good weather...
11/28/2017 - 5:03pm
First Bank Hampton filed a petition in the Franklin County District Court on Nov. 16, demanding payment on three promissory note counts and one equipment loan in the name of Roger, Kaye and Travis Peters, according to Iowa Court documents, totaling over $220,000 in accrued debt. This past June, Roger and Kaye Peters, Hampton, were found liable to...
11/28/2017 - 5:00pm
Greg Forbes, the news editor of the Eclipse News-Review in Parkersburg has accepted the editor position for the Hampton Chronicle. He begins his duties in Hampton on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Forbes, an Iowa native with experience at both weekly and daily newspapers is joining the staff of the Chronicle after spending the past eight months in Parkersburg...
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