Opinion

10/14/2014 - 12:55pm
Prioritizing downtown street renovations a must        A recent in-depth study on Hampton’s downtown district revealed some interesting statistics about future economic development here in the heart of Franklin County. Customers and shop owners completed surveys that gauged their opinions on the local business climate, and the results provided a treasuretrove...
09/30/2014 - 11:19am
A note from Fritz: My friend Brett Pharo wrote this regarding ISIS. Brett is a sheep farmer in Michigan and regularly sends his very insightful “Random Thoughts from the Corner Chair.” I was planning to write about the same subject and can’t improve on what Brett says here, so I’m passing it on in place of The...
09/23/2014 - 11:11am
ALICE training a step in the right direction for student safety        With a crack of a handgun and the boom of a rifle, last week's teacher in-service at Hampton-Dumont was transformed into anything but your run-of-the-mill staff development session. Local law enforcement officials walked the halls in three...
09/23/2014 - 11:10am
The Big 30         Well, it's all over now. My twenties, that is.      In between me writing this and you reading it I will have had my 30th birthday. I'm pretty sure that means I'm supposed to be a grown-up now, but the older I get the more I realize what a meaningless...
09/23/2014 - 11:08am
  New column: Chamber Chat            The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is excited to have a new section in the Hampton Chronicle and Sheffield Press. You will see Chamber Chat every other week in the paper.      This will keep you posted on any chamber events...
09/23/2014 - 11:07am
Iowa ranks high for fiscal responsibility        A perfect credit rating and strong budget make Iowa one of the best run states in the country. As your state senator, I am committed to keeping Iowa’s finances in good shape.      I am proud of the bipartisan efforts of the Legislature to...
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