Mayor, two councilmen sworn in at Hampton Dec. 30

Hampton Councilman Jim Davies, right, was sworn in by City Manager Ron Dunt, left on Jan. 6 prior to the council's workshop. Davies missed the swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 30 after he got stranded in bad weather (Photo by Nick Pedley).

Brook Boehmler shakes former mayor Shawn Dietz's hand after Dietz administered the oath of office on Dec. 30. Boehmler defeated Diane Weldin in the Nov. 5 election 567 - 235. (Photo by Nick Pedley)

Shawn Dietz wrapped up his two-year tenure as Hampton’s mayor with his final offical act Dec. 30 by swearing in new Mayor Brook Boehmler and two councilmen.

     Boehmler, along with councilmen Dick Lukensmeyer and Jay Hickman, recited their oaths of office at Hampton City Hall with a few spectators in attendance. Incumbent Councilman Jim Davies, who was also scheduled to take his oath, was unable to attend the ceremony after he got stranded out of town because of poor weather.

     "We've got a great group on the council and a great staff here in Hampton," Boehmler said following the ceremony. "I'm looking forward to working with them and promoting the community in a positive light."

Read the full article in the Jan. 8 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.