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02/20/2018 - 6:12pm
Iowa Speaker of the House, Linda Upmeyer, became the first ever chairwoman of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) for the 2018 election cycle last week. Upmeyer, District 54 Representative whose area covers Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, was announced as the chairwoman last Tuesday. The RLCC is a caucus of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) that tasks itself to...
01/28/2018 - 2:59pm
A shooting at the Dows exit in Franklin County at around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 28, remains under investigation. The shooting sent one victim by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City. After an initial response by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Wright County Sheriff’s Office,...
01/23/2018 - 5:31pm
It was a busy day at the Hampton-Dumont Middle School building on Saturday, January 20 as the H-D school district hosted their first large group district speech contest. "I think it's going great," said H-D speech coach Emileigh Eilderts, who spent the day making sure that all the students, judges, and supporting family members got...
01/23/2018 - 5:29pm
Hampton-Dumont senior Preston Miller recently had the rare chance to go behind-the-scenes at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Through a job shadow with Speaker of the House of Representatives Linda Upmeyer, Miller got a first-hand look at how state government operations on a day-to-day basis. He was able to tour the Capitol building, lead the...
01/23/2018 - 5:26pm
Over the weekend, 60 students from the Hampton-Dumont Large Group Speech team competed at the district Large Group Speech competition, hosted by H-D for the first time. Speech coach Wendy Buseman said the achievements of this year's team are remarkable. But just four years ago, that level of success and participation was almost unfathomable....
01/23/2018 - 5:23pm
A familiar face to shoppers has filled a storefront on Hampton's Main Street. Tiffany Winkowitsch, who opened Flowers on Fourth last August, has moved her business to Main Street. She officially opened the doors to the new location last Monday. The move this soon after opening wasn't necessarily her plan when she opened Flowers on Fourth,...
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