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02/13/2018 - 6:13pm
Recent legislative funding proposals for Iowa's public schools have been met with favorable reviews locally. Last week, the Iowa House of Representatives proposed a one percent increase in supplemental state aid, or $32 million for public schools, with a $10 million supplement for transportation assistance. The Iowa Senate responded in favor of the $32 million, but suggested $14 million for...
01/28/2018 - 2:59pm
A shooting at the Dows exit in Franklin County at around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, remains under investigation. The shooting sent one victim by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City. After an initial response by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Wright County Sheriff’s Office,...
01/23/2018 - 5:31pm
It was a busy day at the Hampton-Dumont Middle School building on Saturday, January 20 as the H-D school district hosted their first large group district speech contest. "I think it's going great," said H-D speech coach Emileigh Eilderts, who spent the day making sure that all the students, judges, and supporting family members got...
01/23/2018 - 5:29pm
Hampton-Dumont senior Preston Miller recently had the rare chance to go behind-the-scenes at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Through a job shadow with Speaker of the House of Representatives Linda Upmeyer, Miller got a first-hand look at how state government operations on a day-to-day basis. He was able to tour the Capitol building, lead the...
01/23/2018 - 5:26pm
Over the weekend, 60 students from the Hampton-Dumont Large Group Speech team competed at the district Large Group Speech competition, hosted by H-D for the first time. Speech coach Wendy Buseman said the achievements of this year's team are remarkable. But just four years ago, that level of success and participation was almost unfathomable....
01/23/2018 - 5:23pm
A familiar face to shoppers has filled a storefront on Hampton's Main Street. Tiffany Winkowitsch, who opened Flowers on Fourth last August, has moved her business to Main Street. She officially opened the doors to the new location last Monday. The move this soon after opening wasn't necessarily her plan when she opened Flowers on Fourth,...
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