Nick Pedley

04/26/2016 - 4:38pm
Former grocery store to be razed this summer        Latimer residents gathered to brainstorm ideas on future downtown development during a special meeting held last Thursday at the golf course.      The meeting focused on the former Corner Market building, which was recently purchased by Landon and Anne Plagge. The couple plans to donate the property...
03/08/2016 - 5:51pm
     The Hampton-Dumont Board of Education chose a veteran administrator to lead the district’s two elementary schools next year during a special closed-session meeting Monday night.      Ellen Pickhinke, current principal at Ridge View Middle School and Schaller-Crestland Elementary, will take the helm at...
03/08/2016 - 5:48pm
     A captivated group of toddlers hung on teacher Amber Bonewitz’s every word as she read them a picture book last Friday at the Hampton Community Christian Daycare.      It’s a familiar occurrence at the facility, but the setting wasn’t. The young students were still getting acquainted with...
03/01/2016 - 5:27pm
     Future street maintenance was the lone item of discussion last Thursday during a quick meeting of the Hampton City Council.      Engineer Mark Crawford met with the group to explain the 2016 Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Overlay and Pedestrian Ramp Improvement Project, which is planned for the southwest portion of...
03/01/2016 - 5:27pm
FC engineer confident in county’s bridge system despite state’s dubious national ranking         Franklin County Engineer Jay Waddingham wasn’t surprised by a recent report that ranked Iowa’s bridges as some of the worst in the nation.      “When you have the sheer...
03/01/2016 - 5:25pm
     The sound of pounding hammers and screeching drills echoed through the Hampton Public Library early last month. Despite the noise and bustling activity, the commotion was a welcomed change of pace for the library’s staff and loyal patrons.      It marked the start to an extensive renovation project two...
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