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11/22/2017 - 12:32am
Iowa State Sen. Amanda Ragan (D-District 27) stopped by Center One, Hampton, on Nov. 15 to discuss issues ahead of the legislatures session, to begin next year. Community residents, group leaders and city employees discussed the potential loss of backfill payments to cities and schools, as well as housing and employment challenges to boost economic growth. Ragan also addressed educational matters...
10/24/2017 - 4:06pm
The basketball courts of the Franklin Wellness Center were decorated from floor to ceiling with over 60 quilts from residents in the Franklin County area, either handmade, passed down, purchased or found at an auction. This past Saturday, October 21, the community was invited to witness these quilts from varying eras, and of varying decorative...
10/24/2017 - 4:03pm
The Hampton-Dumont School District will advertise for a part-time-to-full-time nurse to add to the district’s current nursing staff, with the recent resignation of the district’s current full-time Medicare billing clerk. At the district’s regular board meeting on October 16, the board evaluated its current staffing needs for its...
10/24/2017 - 4:02pm
The Hampton-Dumont middle school and high school marching band invited younger grades and parents to a midafternoon performance at the high school football field. Earlier this month, after rains prolonged H-D’s football game, the bands were unable to have their performance at halftime. Thursday afternoon’s performance showcased what...
10/24/2017 - 3:59pm
This past October 16 marks the one-year anniversary of Sheffield Police Chief Sam Cain’s time on the beat. After 365 days of all-nighters, patrols and dispatch calls, Cain’s narrowed his role down to three categories. “You’re part attorney, part animal catcher, [and] all that stuff,” Cain said. The 24-year-old police...
10/17/2017 - 10:28pm
Michael Lynn Rodemeyer Sr., 72, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for three counts of sexual abuse in the third degree at his sentencing hearing on Oct. 12. Rodemeyer was accused of engaging sexually with a minor on several occasions, and was initially facing two counts of sexual abuse in the second degree from the Hampton Police Department, and...
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