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09/16/2014 - 5:32pm
They were long, they were heavy and they were certainly hard to move.      “As far as I know, this is the first time we've made anything this large—certainly this heavy, anyway," said Dale Glenn, manufacturing engineer at Seabee Cylinders & Chrome.      The local manufacturer set a company record last week when employees said...
09/02/2014 - 6:49pm
Police are searching for a suspect in a stabbing that occurred Tuesday afternoon at a home in Hampton that left one teenage female injured. The incident occurred on 1st Avenue SE around 4:30 p.m. Law enforcement officers confirmed the stabbing, but declined to release a name or comment on the condition of the girl. The suspect remains at large...
09/02/2014 - 5:26pm
      Hampton landlord Milton Heyde was banned from all city-owned property Aug. 27 after he made perceived threats to city employees and elected officials in a series of letters last month.      Heyde for the past several years has been battling the City of Hampton over numerous nuisance violations filed...
09/02/2014 - 5:25pm
A multi-vehicle accident involving a semi, car, truck and motorcycle sent three people to the hospital and temporarily shut down Highway 65 between Chapin and Sheffield on Aug. 27.      According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a 2001 Freightliner semi driven by John Stier, 34, of Grand Meadow, Minn., and motorcycle...
09/02/2014 - 5:23pm
     A 2013 renovation project at one historic Hampton landmark earned accolades from a statewide preservation group last month.      G.A.R. Memorial Hall was awarded honorable mention recognition Aug. 21 in Preservation Iowa’s “Preservation At Its Best” competition. The contest...
09/02/2014 - 5:17pm
The verdict is still out on a proposed wind energy project affecting landowners in Franklin County and 15 others across Iowa more than a year after it was first announced to the public.      Rock Island Clean Line (RICL), a high voltage transmission line connecting northwest Iowa wind farms to outlets in Chicago and beyond...
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