Greg Forbes

06/19/2018 - 5:21pm
Spring is a season for growth, but not just for plants and crops. Last Saturday, St. Peter’s United Church hosted a Morning of Reflection for Women. With a garden them for the event, each speaker, all women from area churches, encouraged those present to continue to plant and grow roots in their faith. Topics included how to stay true to roots, grow spiritually, how changes happen as people...
06/05/2018 - 5:03pm
Hampton-Dumont third grade teacher Terri McWilliams can point to three core lessons she learned as a child that lead to her career as a school teacher. “I had parents and grandparents that taught me to love learning, love people and strive to make the world a better place,” she said. “Given those gifts and lessons early in life,...
05/29/2018 - 5:46pm
Flags and flowers placed throughout the streets and cemeteries on Memorial Day in Franklin County serve as a poignant reminder of all those that sacrificed everything to protect the citizens of their country. Anthony Spradlin, Hampton-Dumont Middle School Principal and a 31 year member of the United States military, said those tributes and the...
05/29/2018 - 5:44pm
Mason City-based Hewitt Hauling will no longer provide garbage pickup in Hampton. Ron Dunt, Hampton City Manager, said the city earlier this month revoked its license after repeated attempts to get Hewitt to comply with insurance and liability requirements listed in the Hampton city ordinance. Representatives with Hewitt said the company elected...
05/29/2018 - 5:43pm
Addressing Hampton-Dumont’s 64 graduating seniors at the 2018 commencement ceremony Sunday, keynote speaker Anthony Spradlin let the audience in on his journey from a graduating senior himself in 1988 to his current position as H-D Middle School principal. After high school, Spradlin said he decided college wasn’t the next practical...
05/29/2018 - 5:41pm
The Hampton City Council on Thursday amended the city ordinance to regulate the sales of fireworks in Hampton. As approved, the ordinance now states that retailers can sell in zoning districts classified as Arterial Transitional (AT). Hampton City Manager Ron Dunt said this is the only location fireworks may be sold. He said AT zones are mainly on...
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