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02/24/2015 - 12:44pm
    The United States must strengthen its role in the Middle East to protect Americans against the growing threat of Islamic extremists both at home and abroad, according to a strategy explained last week by Congressman Steve King.     The longtime Republican lawmaker met with members of the Hampton Rotary on Feb. 18 and criticized America’s recent attempts to...
01/27/2015 - 4:58pm
Despite outspoken criticism from school administrators and state lawmakers, a new plan that would enforce strict start date rules on Iowa’s K-12 schools moved forward last week.      The Iowa Department of Education released guidelines detailing its new policy for early start date waivers on Jan. 21. State law...
01/27/2015 - 4:58pm
A new cleanup campaign hopes to crackdown on messy ditches and roadways throughout Franklin County this spring.      The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Engineer’s Office are joining forces to ramp up enforcement of County Ordinance No. 4.1. The ordinance sets guidelines for right-of-ways on rural roads,...
01/27/2015 - 4:57pm
Legal action on parking tickets issued during a Jan. 7 snowstorm will be delayed until the Hampton City Council addresses the issue at its Feb. 23 workshop.      The announcement came following a brief discussion during the council’s meeting last Thursday. More than 90 parking tickets were issued to vehicles in...
01/27/2015 - 4:54pm
Shifting community demographics and rural population growth were examined in-depth Monday afternoon during a special forum at Center 1 in Hampton.      Storm Lake Public Safety Director/Police Chief Mark Prosser delivered a presentation on diversity to a crowd filled with local residents, business leaders and other...
01/27/2015 - 4:53pm
A local manufacturing company received statewide recognition for entrepreneurial innovation during a special ceremony last Friday in Hampton.      Global Ag, Inc. received a Renew Rural Iowa Leader Award from the Iowa Farm Bureau. The award acknowledges growing rural companies that are impacting their communities through...
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