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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:28pm
A Rockwell man faces a felony charge for his role in a disturbance at a Hampton business last week. Merced Rovels, 23 of Rockwell, was arrested and charged with willful injury, a Class D felony, stemming from a fight at the Coconut Lounge Saturday,...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:26pm
The Franklin County Board of Health last week appointed an interim administrator for Franklin County Public Health. Earlier this month, current director Christa Wiarda announced her resignation from the position, effective Aug. 27. Jennie Swart,...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:23pm
Mel Allen can still tell you every detail about his day on May 15, 1968. An Iowa State Patrolman living in Hampton at the time, Allen was notified via radio that a funnel cloud had been spotted just south of Hampton heading northeast on what was an...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:21pm
Summer may be half over but Hampton’s biggest celebration of the season is still on tap. Hampton Summerfest returns on Saturday, Aug. 25 with a slew of activities for all ages. Registration for the Summerfest Car Show begins at 9 a.m., with...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:19pm
Age of the Geek Column: It wasn't a stellar week for IGN last week. IGN is, by a wide margin, the largest and most prolific video game news website out there. When they review a video game, tens of thousands of people see it. Thus was the case...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:16pm
Editorial: Aug. 23 is the first day schools can legally start in Iowa, which means it won’t be long before school buses full of kids are back on the roads. Now is a good time for motorists to remember to respect the school buses and stop arms...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:15pm
To the editor: Factory farms are detrimental to public health. They contribute to hazardous water conditions where people and animals can get sick by drinking or even touching water. It makes a person think, why are so many confinements going up?...
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