Opinion

12/16/2014 - 2:21pm
Utilizing our utilities        Recent discussion from the city council has explored possible funding opportunities to improve crumbling infrastructure in Hampton’s downtown district. The current proposal would affect local taxpayers’ pocketbooks, but it’s an expense residents must be willing to pay if they want progress in the near future....
12/09/2014 - 12:01pm
I hate politics        I’ve had some feedback on my Thanksgiving column that goes like this, “I liked it, it was apolitical.” And, “Your last column was good. There was less politics.”      I’ve also had people say they know I like to talk politics. But I hate...
12/02/2014 - 4:05pm
Uncertainty abounds following latest RFS announcement        A recent development regarding the nation's ethanol industry was a mixed bag of news for grain farmers across Iowa. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delayed a decision that would reduce the amount of blended ethanol required in the nation's...
12/02/2014 - 4:05pm
We are in Holly Dazzle season! Many fun events will take place in Hampton on Saturday, Dec. 6! The PTO Cookie Walk will be at Breadeaux Pizza from 10 a.m. until noon. Stop by and pick up some yummy treats! Santa’s Workshop will take place in the basement of Hampton State Bank from 10 a.m. until noon. This is a great way for kids to...
12/02/2014 - 3:56pm
Black Friday Blues                   Black Friday has come and gone again. I hope you all made it out OK.      I went shopping on Friday morning, but it just wasn’t as fun as it used to be. Here’s five reasons why.   ...
12/02/2014 - 3:53pm
Expanding economy, growing middle class are focus for 2015        Senate Democrats are preparing for the 2015 legislative session, which runs Jan. 12 through early May.      After the 2014 election, Iowa will continue to have a divided state government. I will be part of the Democrat-controlled...
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