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07/28/2015 - 4:24pm
Ongoing drama over a rewiring project at North Side Elementary continued Monday night during the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education’s regular meeting.      The board met with representatives from Dumont Telephone and Advance Tech Solutions to discuss the project. Earlier this month, members voted to void a rewiring contract with Dumont Telephone after Advanced Tech owner...
07/07/2015 - 2:23pm
    The last “mom and pop jail” to close in Iowa is open to new residents.     Priced at $49,000, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail east of the courthouse on Highway 3 has been on the market since November 2014. The home and jail combination features a kitchen, living room, two...
07/07/2015 - 2:19pm
    With the corn knee high by the Fourth of July, this year’s area crops are well on their way to bring in high yields.     “Everything looks really good for the most part,” said Mark Bausch, agronomist with North Iowa Cooperative in Thornton. “I think we’ve got potential for a really...
07/07/2015 - 2:16pm
    Seven months of planning and preparation will culminate with two fun-filled days in Dumont this weekend during the town’s annual celebration.     Dumont Sandbaggin’ Days kick off Friday with city-wide garage sales and the Unhinged Sidewalk Sale. A beer garden will open at 7 p.m. with the first-ever...
07/07/2015 - 2:13pm
     High turnout and positive feedback have Chamber officials feeling good about last month’s Tuesday on the Town festivities.     “We had an amazing season this year,” said Hope Polk, Chamber marketing manager. “Attendance was great, which makes all the hard work that goes into it...
07/07/2015 - 2:10pm
    The Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm played host to some long-distance travelers June 26 when descendants of former resident Henry Skow stopped in Hampton.     Tom and Elfie Sundberg and the couple’s son and daughter-in-law, Ian and Najah, visited the farm while in the area researching their family’s...
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