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04/21/2015 - 3:03pm
Local officials are hoping state administrators approve Franklin County’s application to participate in a program designed to lure skilled military veterans into Iowa communities.      Franklin County applied for Home Base Iowa Community certification in late March. The program allows local governments and other organizations to develop special incentive packages for...
04/09/2015 - 4:08pm
State officials have hammered the final nail in the coffin for a proposed $4.1 million housing project in downtown Hampton. KL Holdings owners Kyle Pralle and Landon Plagge received word on Thursday that the Iowa Economic Development Association (IEDA) will not allow the business to change ownership in hopes of saving The 101 project. Pralle and...
04/07/2015 - 3:39pm
The Hampton City Council will choose between two candidates vying for the open Ward 1 council seat during its meeting Thursday night. Current Ward 1 representative Meghan Freie and resident Mark Siciliano were the only candidates to apply for the job. Freie, who submitted her resignation in March, reapplied for the position because the council...
04/07/2015 - 3:37pm
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office lost 77 years of administrative experience when veteran clerks Cheryl Crandall and Kathy Heilskov retired last week.       “They were very dedicated to their job and they made it very enjoyable working here,” Sheriff Larry Richtsmeier said at the retirement party for...
04/07/2015 - 3:34pm
Unexpected construction costs and communitywide backlash have canceled plans for a $4.1 million apartment building in downtown Hampton, the project’s developers announced Monday. KL Holdings owners Kyle Pralle and Landon Plagge will no longer pursue the construction of a 26-unit apartment complex known as The 101. Recent soil tests revealed...
04/07/2015 - 3:32pm
From food to furniture, a new discount retail store in downtown Hampton has it all. Main Street Market held its grand opening Monday following five months of interior renovations and upgrades. The business is located in the former Dollar General building across from the courthouse and features a diverse inventory like health and beauty products,...
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