Opinion

06/27/2017 - 4:19pm
When is a children's property no longer for children? A couple weeks ago I finally caught the "Power Rangers" movie that came out earlier this year. It was fine. Not great. Not terrible. I would watch another one if another one gets made, but who knows if that will happen. The movie didn't tank, but it definitely underperformed. Last week, in an interview with Screenrant,...
05/30/2017 - 4:39pm
May is a time of celebrations and remembering. On Memorial Day, we remember those who sacrificed for our country. Please take time to thank a veteran for your freedoms. The weeks since the Legislature adjourned have been busy ones for Iowa. Governor Branstad finished signing into law the legislation we passed this year. I joined north Iowans at...
05/30/2017 - 4:38pm
To the editor: Based on the column “Conserve through impeachment,” I believe that Ethan Stoetzer should be fired from the staff of the Hampton Chronicle because his views differ from mine. I base this on his column saying President Trump should be impeached because the president’s views differ from Mr. Stoetzer’s. He lays...
05/30/2017 - 4:37pm
In the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s one of the largest and most important business in Hampton was the oil and gas business. During this time period, Standard Oil was the largest with five stations, City Service (or Citgo) was second with four stations, and then we had Conoco, Skelly, DX, Sinclair, Deep Rock, Gasoline Alley, Texaco,...
05/30/2017 - 4:28pm
Many of us spent our Monday morning at parades or ceremonies in our respective towns. We watched marching bands, we held our hands over our hearts and we stood in moments of silence, either out of respect for those who lost their lives fighting for the United States of America, or for loved ones whom we have personally lost as a result of violent...
05/23/2017 - 3:52pm
Contradictive ideology      Last week, fireworks became legal in Iowa. They can only be bought from June 1 through July 8, and from Dec. 10 through Jan. 3 and their firing is also legal on and between those dates, if your county allows it, and then, only if your city allows it. The rationality was that the taxes for the state...
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