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10/21/2014 - 3:06pm
A jury trial involving the City of Hampton and local landlord Milton Heyde was postponed last Wednesday until further notice, according to documents filed in Franklin County District Court.      Heyde, the defendant, is refuting a July nuisance property citation issued to a duplex he owns at 120 and 120 1/2 1st Ave. NE. A jury trial was set for Oct. 28 to decide the matter...
10/14/2014 - 4:30pm
Damp October weather is making for a slow harvest in Iowa this year.      As of October 5, the statewide harvest of beans was 9 percent complete, with corn only 5 percent complete.      “It’s going pretty slow,” said AgVantage crop specialist Tanner Bohman.     ...
10/14/2014 - 4:30pm
Hampton was  recertified as a Main Street Iowa Community last week during an annual visit from state officials, marking the 23rd-straight year the city earned accreditation.      Hampton has participated in Main Street Iowa since 1991. The program assists its member communities with economic development and provides...
10/14/2014 - 4:29pm
Local officials are sounding the battle cry to make Franklin County a more welcoming community for military veterans.      Franklin County Development Association Director Karen Mitchell has met with local governments and businesses recently to introduce a special new program aimed a drawing veterans to the Hawkeye State....
10/14/2014 - 4:28pm
With revenue slipping and a new opportunity knocking at his door, Movies America owner Russ Gibson has decided to close the video rental business after 20 years of operation.      “I hate for the video store to close, but when it comes to short notice I really didn’t have time to sell it to someone who could...
10/14/2014 - 4:26pm
End the War on Drugs, cut ag subsidies and completely blow up America’s immigration policy.      Those three not-so-subtle talking points were the focus of a campaign visit from Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rick Stewart last Friday. Stewart passed through Hampton on his bicycle, which has been the main mode of...
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