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01/20/2015 - 3:05pm
The Hampton-Dumont Board of Education moved one step closer to finalizing improvement plans at North Side Elementary during its meeting Monday night.      The board unanimously approved a $1.4 million spending limit to pay for facility upgrades at the building. All H-D kindergarten classes will move to North Side next fall due to overcrowding at South Side, and multiple...
01/13/2015 - 3:28pm
Two Latimer businessmen have secured a $3.1 million state-funded housing grant to help cover construction expenses for a new three-story apartment complex in Hampton.      KL Holdings LLC owners Kyle Pralle and Landon Plagge learned last Friday that the company received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the...
01/13/2015 - 3:27pm
A flood of regional media attention has hit one Hampton couple recently, but the pair is quick to point out it’s for all the wrong reasons.      The story of Alvin Andersen’s lost wedding ring was featured in newspapers and on TV stations from Mason City to Waterloo last week. The ring slipped off Alvin’s...
01/13/2015 - 3:26pm
After decades of service to the Sheffield community, the Sheffield Inn has closed and is for sale. However, another local business is poised to fill in the gap in the restaurant’s absence.      “We are very sad to close the Sheffield Inn,” said owner Charles Sukup in a statement. “We have had many...
01/06/2015 - 2:06pm
The Hampton City Council got a head start on the 2015-16 Fiscal Year budget during a brief planning workshop Monday night.      City Manager Ron Dunt ran through a rough draft that detailed funding priorities for each department. Facility improvements, street repair and other infrastructure upgrades received the most...
01/06/2015 - 2:06pm
Small businesses and local agriculture companies will unite next week during a special event aimed at strengthening bonds between their customer bases.      The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host the first-ever Town & Country Ag Expo on Jan. 15 at the Franklin County Convention Center. The event...
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