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09/19/2017 - 3:51pm
The Hampton Council approved additions to the city’s municipal code by adding a section to the prohibited parking section. Changes to the prohibited parking section include: no parking on First Ave. SW, both north and south side of the avenue, between Third St. SW and Fifth St. SW; no parking on Third St. SW, on the west side of the street, between Central Ave. and First Ave. SW; and no...
08/22/2017 - 12:52pm
With the 2017 Iowa State fair wrapped up as of August 20, so too has the experience of getting to participate in the state fair queen competition for a young Latimer woman. Stephanie Thielen, 18, who recently graduated from CAL High School, was crowned the winner of the Franklin County Fair Queen contest back on July 20, and along with wearing a...
08/15/2017 - 7:01pm
The mood was a happy one at Dralle’s Plumbing and Heating on July 27 as papers were signed for Mort’s Plumbing & Heating of Iowa Falls to acquire the company. The new ownership was effective Monday, August 14. The acquisition, termed a good fit by owner Tim Primus, was welcomed by all involved. Service will continue as normal with...
08/15/2017 - 5:22pm
The Hampton City Council approved the final language for the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Re-Allocation ballot item during their regular meeting on Thursday, August 10. Since 2009, LOST revenue has been exclusively dedicated to funding the construction, equipping, and operational costs of the Hampton Aquatic Center. With the pool now paid off,...
08/15/2017 - 5:20pm
After changing his plea status twice since his initial arrest in April, Michael Lynn Rodemeyer Sr., 72, of Hampton, filed a final guilty plea to amended sexual abuse charges in Franklin County District Court on August 3. Rodemeyer was arrested on April 20, 2017, after a weeklong investigation into reports of alleged sexual abuse of a minor...
08/15/2017 - 5:17pm
After a fire that sparked and caused irreparable damage to five of the Sheffield Sunrise Apartments this past spring, the complex’s local board of directors has made the difficult decision to not rebuild them moving forward. Back on April 2, 2017, a fire started in the elderly/disabled apartment complex as the result of what a resident said...
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