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12/06/2016 - 5:02pm
     The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking an easement from the city of Hampton, for 0.12 acres of Harriman Park, that it will permanently need for bridge repairs in 2019.      The DOT is scheduled to work on two bridges in Hampton in 2019. The North side of Hampton, by Harriman Park, will be a $1.9 million project to update the 55-year-old bridge....
11/29/2016 - 5:21pm
     Hampton shoppers enjoyed Black Friday late last week by touring the city for a night of wine tasting during the seventh annual Friday Uncorked.      Sponsored by the Greater Franklin County Area Chamber of Commerce, the sellout event sent 250 shoppers out on the town with wineglass in hand as they hopped...
11/29/2016 - 5:19pm
Franklin County choral concert to include harpist Ann Fienup      The Franklin Chorale is set to usher in the holiday spirit with a blend of traditional and classical holiday tunes.      Artistic Director for the chorale and current Hampton-Dumont High School Vocal Instructor Jesse Bunge will continue his...
11/29/2016 - 5:19pm
     The Hampton-Dumont fifth grade class celebrated its graduation from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, honoring their commitment to making responsible choices as they face the new year.      Highlighted by keynote speaker Steve Madson, H-D High School principal, the commencement...
11/22/2016 - 5:57pm
     I sat down with Brendan Kelly, 21, a slightly new face within the Hampton Police Department. Kelly started on the force this past August as an officer. What follows is our Q & A about himself and about his time thus far in Hampton. Answers have been edited for conciseness.   Are you originally from Hampton, or are you...
11/22/2016 - 5:56pm
     The CAL Board of Education voted to approve the district’s School Budget Review Committee (SBRC) in order to increase its taxable authority, as the 2017 budget season approaches.      Shared Superintendent Todd Lettow explained that the application to the SBRC was for several purposes that, if approved...
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