Nick Pedley

10/14/2014 - 4:30pm
Hampton was  recertified as a Main Street Iowa Community last week during an annual visit from state officials, marking the 23rd-straight year the city earned accreditation.      Hampton has participated in Main Street Iowa since 1991. The program assists its member communities with economic development and provides other resources to help foster growth in the small...
10/14/2014 - 4:29pm
Local officials are sounding the battle cry to make Franklin County a more welcoming community for military veterans.      Franklin County Development Association Director Karen Mitchell has met with local governments and businesses recently to introduce a special new program aimed a drawing veterans to the Hawkeye State....
10/14/2014 - 4:28pm
With revenue slipping and a new opportunity knocking at his door, Movies America owner Russ Gibson has decided to close the video rental business after 20 years of operation.      “I hate for the video store to close, but when it comes to short notice I really didn’t have time to sell it to someone who could...
10/14/2014 - 4:26pm
End the War on Drugs, cut ag subsidies and completely blow up America’s immigration policy.      Those three not-so-subtle talking points were the focus of a campaign visit from Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rick Stewart last Friday. Stewart passed through Hampton on his bicycle, which has been the main mode of...
10/07/2014 - 4:38pm
Guests at the Windsor Theatre received a blast from the past Saturday night during the fourth annual “An Evening Like It Used To Be” show. The event, which is held as a fundraiser for the Franklin County Arts Council, featured comedic skits and music from the 1910s and 1920s.      “It was just great,...
10/07/2014 - 4:35pm
City error leads to second appeal hearing for Heyde property        The lengthy battle between the City of Hampton and Milton Heyde continued last week during a special appeal hearing regarding one of the local landlord’s rental properties.      In July, Code Enforcement Officer Doug Tarr...
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