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03/26/2015 - 7:55pm
The search for a new Hampton City Council member took an unexpected turn Thursday night following an announcement at the council’s regular meeting. Ward 1 Council Member Meghan Freie announced that she will not be moving from Hampton and wished to retain her current seat. The council recently accepted Freie’s resignation effective May 31, but an unspecified series of events has...
03/03/2015 - 5:26pm
The Hampton City Council discussed a proposal at last Thursday’s meeting that would establish designated parking areas at three public lots when the emergency snow ordinance is in effect.      The proposal was only one on a list of changes included in a draft amendment to the city’s current snow ordinance. Certain...
03/03/2015 - 5:25pm
Local officials are optimistic that a 10-cent increase in the state’s gas tax will help fund additional road repairs and other infrastructure improvements in Franklin County.      The Iowa Legislature last week approved the first increase in the state’s gas tax since 1989. The hike will generate more than $200...
03/03/2015 - 5:24pm
Iowa State House Rep. Linda Upmeyer and Iowa State Sen. Amanda Ragan visited Hampton on Feb. 27 to speak with local constituents about the issues they would like to see addressed.      The state legislature is approaching “funnel week” where they decide which bills will be debated and voted on during this session....
03/03/2015 - 4:54pm
Hungry locals hankering for a plate of quality Mexican food will have another dining option in downtown Hampton soon.      Hacienda Vieja Family Mexican Restaurant will open its doors later this week in the former Morelos Restaurant building. Hacienda Vieja is the eighth restaurant for owners Salvador Lepe and Raul Guitrow, who...
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...
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