Nick Pedley

03/03/2015 - 5:26pm
The Hampton City Council discussed a proposal at last Thursday’s meeting that would establish designated parking areas at three public lots when the emergency snow ordinance is in effect.      The proposal was only one on a list of changes included in a draft amendment to the city’s current snow ordinance. Certain questions were raised about the policy in January,...
03/03/2015 - 5:25pm
Local officials are optimistic that a 10-cent increase in the state’s gas tax will help fund additional road repairs and other infrastructure improvements in Franklin County.      The Iowa Legislature last week approved the first increase in the state’s gas tax since 1989. The hike will generate more than $200...
03/03/2015 - 4:54pm
Hungry locals hankering for a plate of quality Mexican food will have another dining option in downtown Hampton soon.      Hacienda Vieja Family Mexican Restaurant will open its doors later this week in the former Morelos Restaurant building. Hacienda Vieja is the eighth restaurant for owners Salvador Lepe and Raul Guitrow, who...
02/24/2015 - 12:44pm
    The United States must strengthen its role in the Middle East to protect Americans against the growing threat of Islamic extremists both at home and abroad, according to a strategy explained last week by Congressman Steve King.     The longtime Republican lawmaker met with members of the Hampton Rotary on Feb. 18...
02/24/2015 - 12:42pm
     Senator Chuck Grassley had no issue critiquing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy résumé during a stop in Franklin County last week.     “We are in a more dangerous world today, and Americans are in a more dangerous situation because of him wanting to lead from behind,”...
02/24/2015 - 12:38pm
    The staff at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office grew by one this month following the addition of Deputy Josh Einspahr.     The job is the Illinois native’s first in law enforcement. He has spent the past two weeks training under fellow deputies during ride-alongs and other activities, which has given...
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