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11/18/2014 - 4:03pm
Long-time dentist Dr. Bill Moore has retired after more than 36 years in Hampton. Moore finalized the sale of his practice to Dr. Jake Sorensen last Friday. Sorensen has six years of experience in dentistry and officially took over operations in Hampton on Monday. He also has an office located in Clear Lake and will be assisted here by Dr. Jonathan Smiley. The local dentist office has been...
10/21/2014 - 3:02pm
     It’s no small wonder why Cindy Wittmer is a strong advocate for yearly mammogram screenings.      “I’m a big poster child for having your annual mammogram, because it caught my cancer early. There was no lump or anything,” she said. “It saved my life. I’ve always said...
10/21/2014 - 3:00pm
A local author’s memoir about growing up in northwest Iowa during the early Forties has gained a small statewide fanbase following its publication last fall.      Jack Leinen, Hampton, published “Swimming Naked” in 2013 after almost two years of research and writing. The book is loaded with humorous...
10/16/2014 - 4:59pm
Members of the Hampton Fire, Hampton PD, Franklin County Emergency Management, and Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded to a house fire this afternoon in the 400 block of 3rd Ave. S.E. Look for more details about the fire in next week's Chronicle and on this website.  We have a reporter on the scene.
10/14/2014 - 4:30pm
Damp October weather is making for a slow harvest in Iowa this year.      As of October 5, the statewide harvest of beans was 9 percent complete, with corn only 5 percent complete.      “It’s going pretty slow,” said AgVantage crop specialist Tanner Bohman.     ...
10/14/2014 - 4:30pm
Hampton was  recertified as a Main Street Iowa Community last week during an annual visit from state officials, marking the 23rd-straight year the city earned accreditation.      Hampton has participated in Main Street Iowa since 1991. The program assists its member communities with economic development and provides...
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