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03/26/2015 - 7:55pm
The search for a new Hampton City Council member took an unexpected turn Thursday night following an announcement at the council’s regular meeting. Ward 1 Council Member Meghan Freie announced that she will not be moving from Hampton and wished to retain her current seat. The council recently accepted Freie’s resignation effective May 31, but an unspecified series of events has...
03/10/2015 - 8:36pm
An injured bald eagle found last month near Latimer is facing another hurdle on its road to recovery.      Caretakers at Save Our Avian Resources (S.O.A.R.) learned last week that the four-year-old female suffered a broken bone during an accident in rural Franklin County. The bird, which had lead poisoning at the time, had some...
03/10/2015 - 8:36pm
Franklin County social services could be significantly affected by a recent policy change that alters the way Medicaid spending is managed in Iowa.      For county social service departments, a large part of their job is to provide targeted case management for Medicaid recipients.      Through targeted case...
03/10/2015 - 8:34pm
The Hampton City Council unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2016 budget during a special hearing on Monday night.      The budget goes into affect on July 1 and ends on June 30, 2016. It sets the estimated property tax levy at $13.20 per $1,000 valuation, a one-cent decrease from last year’s figure.    ...
03/10/2015 - 8:29pm
Local school administrators fear a funding proposal in the Iowa Legislature will lead to program reductions, staff cuts and increased property taxes if it gets approved by lawmakers this spring. Hampton-Dumont Superintendent Todd Lettow and CAL Superintendent Dwight Widen have criticized a plan that would increase state supplemental aide by 1.25...
03/10/2015 - 8:21pm
A veteran Dumont businesswoman received a statewide award last week honoring her entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to the community. Shelly Zimmerman, owner of Harrison-Thornburgh Insurance, was named the 2015 Iowa Small Business Development Centers’ Deb Dalziel Entrepreneur Achievement Award winner. The award recognizes women who have...
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