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01/27/2015 - 4:58pm
Despite outspoken criticism from school administrators and state lawmakers, a new plan that would enforce strict start date rules on Iowa’s K-12 schools moved forward last week.      The Iowa Department of Education released guidelines detailing its new policy for early start date waivers on Jan. 21. State law mandates that schools begin classes no sooner than the...
12/30/2014 - 5:11pm
North Side Elementary will receive around $1.5 million worth of renovations next year if Hampton-Dumont follows through with recommendations proposed during a special board of education workshop Dec. 22.      The building needs multiple upgrades before kindergarten classes move in from South Side Elementary next fall....
12/24/2014 - 12:52pm
The West Fork Community School Board moved forward with plans to build a new athletic building following a contentious vote during its regular meeting Dec. 15.      For several months now, the board has worked on developing a new building to provide needed space for the school's wrestling program and weight room. To...
12/24/2014 - 12:52pm
Strip clubs, burlesque houses and other adult-only businesses were at the center of attention during the Franklin County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 17.      The board met with Zoning Director Russell Wood to discuss the county’s policy regarding “adult use” businesses. There is currently no...
12/24/2014 - 12:51pm
The Franklin County Food Pantry’s move to the former Hampton Gospel Hall building has been indefinitely delayed this month following a holdup with the property transfer.      According to county Supervisor Corey Eberling, the delay was caused by discrepancies on the property’s title. County Attorney Daniel...
12/24/2014 - 12:49pm
There’s new light at the end of the tunnel for two of Hampton’s most embattled and outdated pieces of infrastructure.      The city is on the hook for a $175,000 grant that would assist with traffic light replacement at one of Hampton’s two busiest intersections. The city could use the money to replace...
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