Opinion

01/27/2015 - 11:46am
Narrowing needs at North Side   A $1.4 million improvement plan at North Side Elementary has sparked extensive discussion from the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education in the past two months. Though it’s clear the building needs the updates, it’s important that the district looks at the long game while planning ahead.      The $1.4 million project is only...
01/13/2015 - 3:21pm
Couple unhappy with IUB’s process   Letter to the Editor:        A year and a half ago we were informed by registered letter that Texas and New York billionaires wanted access to our farm for their personal gain. The Rock Island Clean Line (RICL) wants to build a high voltage transmission line smack...
01/06/2015 - 1:55pm
Bringing broadband to the barn        While the rest of the nation debates net neutrality, Iowa is set to engage in its own battle over speedy Internet service when the General Assembly convenes next week for the 2015 session.      Buzz surrounding Gov. Terry Branstad's "Connect Every...
01/06/2015 - 1:54pm
Coming Soon-ish To A Theater Near You        It’s the first column of 2015 and that means, mostly because this is the deadest time of year for actual news, let’s take a look at 10 movies I’m keeping an eye out for this year.      Some of these I expect to be good, and I might...
01/06/2015 - 1:50pm
All politics is local Two weeks ago The Hampton Chronicle had some important issues that need to be addressed. The Homecoming vandalism is one of those things that has gone on long enough that it has been considered acceptable even though nobody (?) would act this way under ordinary circumstances. There should never have been a time when...
01/06/2015 - 1:49pm
Incentives abound as tax season opens        I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year. This certainly is a special time of year. I hope you were able to spend some time relaxing, reflecting and making joyful memories with family and friends.      Thanks for the many warm...
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