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06/20/2018 - 10:50am
UPDATE: Thomas Craighton, Franklin County Emergency Management Coordinator, has reported that Hampton's McDonald's restaurant and Crossroads convenience store are open and the carbon monoxide threat has been controlled.   McDonald’s restaurant and Crossroads convenience store in Hampton were evacuated at around 10:30 a.m. this morning (Wed, Jun 20). The Hampton Police...
06/05/2018 - 5:03pm
Hampton-Dumont third grade teacher Terri McWilliams can point to three core lessons she learned as a child that lead to her career as a school teacher. “I had parents and grandparents that taught me to love learning, love people and strive to make the world a better place,” she said. “Given those gifts and lessons early in life,...
06/05/2018 - 5:00pm
Two lucky area sixth graders got to travel in style on Sunday as they departed Hampton for a week of camping. Every year the Hampton Kiwanis Club, at the recommendation of teachers and school administrators, selects two well behaved students to be granted the opportunity to spend some time at a vacation camp in Boone. This year, Gabriella Kramer...
06/05/2018 - 4:58pm
A renowned Christian musician visited Hampton’s Band Shell Park last Sunday, June 3. Jason Gray, a southwestern Minnesota native, performed in Hampton as part of his new album tour, “Where the Light Gets In,” which is described as a “brighter and more hope-centered” account of Gray’s personal struggles, from...
06/05/2018 - 4:57pm
On Sunday, May 20 the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office received a call that reminded residents of a decades-old local cold case. Human remains were recovered in the 22000 block of 275th Street—near Mason City and North Iowa Area Community College—and were sent to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny. An...
05/29/2018 - 5:46pm
Flags and flowers placed throughout the streets and cemeteries on Memorial Day in Franklin County serve as a poignant reminder of all those that sacrificed everything to protect the citizens of their country. Anthony Spradlin, Hampton-Dumont Middle School Principal and a 31 year member of the United States military, said those tributes and the...
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