Nick Pedley

10/21/2014 - 3:06pm
A jury trial involving the City of Hampton and local landlord Milton Heyde was postponed last Wednesday until further notice, according to documents filed in Franklin County District Court.      Heyde, the defendant, is refuting a July nuisance property citation issued to a duplex he owns at 120 and 120 1/2 1st Ave. NE. A jury trial was set for Oct. 28 to decide the matter...
09/02/2014 - 5:25pm
A multi-vehicle accident involving a semi, car, truck and motorcycle sent three people to the hospital and temporarily shut down Highway 65 between Chapin and Sheffield on Aug. 27.      According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, a 2001 Freightliner semi driven by John Stier, 34, of Grand Meadow, Minn., and motorcycle...
09/02/2014 - 5:23pm
     A 2013 renovation project at one historic Hampton landmark earned accolades from a statewide preservation group last month.      G.A.R. Memorial Hall was awarded honorable mention recognition Aug. 21 in Preservation Iowa’s “Preservation At Its Best” competition. The contest...
09/02/2014 - 5:17pm
The verdict is still out on a proposed wind energy project affecting landowners in Franklin County and 15 others across Iowa more than a year after it was first announced to the public.      Rock Island Clean Line (RICL), a high voltage transmission line connecting northwest Iowa wind farms to outlets in Chicago and beyond...
09/02/2014 - 5:16pm
Authorities in Cass County say a former Hampton woman conned an entire community into donating thousands of dollars and other gifts when she lied about her daughter having cancer.      Leatha (Carr) Slauson, 30, of Atlantic, was arrested on charges of child endangerment Aug. 21 after investigators discovered her five-year-...
08/27/2014 - 6:45pm
Three people were transported from the scene of an accident involving two vehicles, a motorcycle and one semi between Chapin and Sheffield on Highway 65 late Wednesday afternoon. Very few details were available at the time of this posting. The two vehicles – a truck and a car – were totaled in the accident, and the motorcycle came...
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