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01/17/2017 - 5:03pm
     In the wake of the election of Republican Donald Trump as the United States’ 45 president, many are questioning upcoming policies regarding his election rhetoric about immigration, border security and undocumented immigrants. The Chronicle reached out to Yer Vang, immigration attorney with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Debuque to discuss legal matter regarding...
01/10/2017 - 3:37pm
     Percy Morehouse, the oldest man in Hampton, marks his time in North Central Iowa with is 108th birthday on Friday, Jan. 13.      Morehouse has spent the last six years at the Franklin Country View Nursing Home, but spent much of his retired years in Dumont, Iowa.      In 1909, Morehouse...
01/10/2017 - 3:36pm
Decision to keep kindergarten through sixth grade is made      The CAL Board of Education voted Monday night unanimously to whole grade share with Hampton-Dumont, retaining kindergarten through sixth grade at CAL school, and sending seventh through twelfth grades to H-D middle and high schools.      The two...
01/10/2017 - 3:35pm
     The world is a big place; so big, that it can make things feel small. For those who are fortunate to have or have had a stable childhood, the lives we live become the size of our world. The local drive-in becomes the town haunt, the roads are memorized and shortcuts mastered, the people become main characters in the story of...
01/10/2017 - 3:34pm
     The day before Thanksgiving break Natalia Zamora and a group of her friends delivered balloons, a banner and a personal letter to Hampton-Dumont Principal Tony Spradlin.      The letter, on the surface, was simple, highlighting an important moment in the students’ academic-social experience within the...
01/03/2017 - 6:03pm
ISU study states that declining values were anticipated      Average Iowa land values dropped 5.9 percent in 2016, from $7,633 to $7,183, marking the third consecutive year that values have dropped, according to an Iowa State University survey. The last minimum, three-year consecutive decline was between 1982-1986, a result of...
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