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09/23/2014 - 3:33pm
The sound of gunfire rattled the hallways at South Side Elementary last week as bullet casings from a rifle and handgun fell to the floor. Faculty members remained inside their rooms and offices, eagerly waiting for the shots to stop.      Thankfully, it was all just a drill.      The exercise was part of a joint preparation plan meant to train...
09/02/2014 - 5:25pm
A multi-vehicle accident involving a semi, car, truck and motorcycle sent three people to the hospital and temporarily shut down Highway 65 between Chapin and Sheffield on Aug. 27.      According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a 2001 Freightliner semi driven by John Stier, 34, of Grand Meadow, Minn., and motorcycle...
09/02/2014 - 5:23pm
     A 2013 renovation project at one historic Hampton landmark earned accolades from a statewide preservation group last month.      G.A.R. Memorial Hall was awarded honorable mention recognition Aug. 21 in Preservation Iowa’s “Preservation At Its Best” competition. The contest...
09/02/2014 - 5:17pm
The verdict is still out on a proposed wind energy project affecting landowners in Franklin County and 15 others across Iowa more than a year after it was first announced to the public.      Rock Island Clean Line (RICL), a high voltage transmission line connecting northwest Iowa wind farms to outlets in Chicago and beyond...
09/02/2014 - 5:16pm
Authorities in Cass County say a former Hampton woman conned an entire community into donating thousands of dollars and other gifts when she lied about her daughter having cancer.      Leatha (Carr) Slauson, 30, of Atlantic, was arrested on charges of child endangerment Aug. 21 after investigators discovered her five-year-...
08/28/2014 - 4:48pm
West Fork United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual ice cream social on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and serving will begin at 5 p.m. The church is located five miles east of Sheffield on C-13, and then three miles south on S-56. The menu includes beef burgers, chips, pickles, beverages, bars and homemade ice cream. A free will offering will be...
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