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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 questions were raised about the policy in January,...
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...
01/20/2015 - 3:05pm
The Hampton-Dumont Board of Education moved one step closer to finalizing improvement plans at North Side Elementary during its meeting Monday night.      The board unanimously approved a $1.4 million spending limit to pay for facility upgrades at the building. All H-D kindergarten classes will move to North Side next fall...
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