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09/15/2014 - 1:43pm
      April Hemmes fought back tears as she described the agonizing uncertainty she and her husband, Tom Kazmerzak, have faced in the year since their son’s disappearance.     “To try to explain to you what we’ve been through this past year is impossible,” said Hemmes. “That’s why we’re up here begging anyone who knows...
08/26/2014 - 10:27pm
Former GOP primary candidate Gary McVicker was the unanimous choice at a special nominating committee held last Friday to replace three-term District II Supervisor Jerry Plagge on the November election ballot.   Plagge withdrew his name from the ballot last week citing personal reasons. McVicker, who lost to Plagge by a three votes in...
08/21/2014 - 12:14pm
              Franklin County Republicans will select a new candidate for Supervisor District II at a special nominating convention Friday night in Hampton.             Three-term Supervisor Jerry Plagge, who narrowly defeated challenger Gary McVicker...
08/19/2014 - 4:32pm
The Hampton City Council learned at its meeting Aug. 14 that preliminary pipework for the city's new wastewater treatment plant is scheduled to begin sometime this week. Engineer Tom Madden of Yaggy Colby Associates met with the council to go over the pipework plans that will connect the old wastewater plant to the site of the new facility...
08/19/2014 - 4:31pm
A steer raised by one local teen sold for nearly $5,000 at the 32nd Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show Aug. 9 at the Iowa State Fair. Hampton-Dumont senior Kendrick Suntken’s steer “Toby” sold for $4,750 at the event, which is held as a fundraiser for Iowa’s three Ronald McDonald Houses. 2014 marked the third-...
08/19/2014 - 4:30pm
Back-to-school facility updates and district policy changes topped a short agenda at the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education meeting Monday night. Though no formal action was taken on the matter, the board encouraged 7-12 Activities Director Nate Boock to move forward with a policy cancelling Wednesday practices for all junior high...
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