Nick Pedley

08/27/2015 - 12:08pm
A famous war memorial received a warm Franklin County welcome Wednesday during a kickoff ceremony for a special four-day salute to Vietnam War veterans. The Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial passed through the area on I-35 escorted by a roaring convoy of motorcycles. The motorcade was headed to Forest City for Operation Landing Zone (LZ), which hopes to give area veterans the welcome home they...
06/16/2015 - 4:15pm
Showing he’s focused on more than just social issues, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum touted his foreign policy experience and economic strategy during a stop in Hampton last Tuesday.      The former U.S. Congressman and winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucus fielded questions from around 15 guests at the Youth...
06/16/2015 - 4:12pm
Thanks to a lot of teamwork and elbow grease, two Hampton couples have transformed a deteriorating property into a prime piece of real estate.      Jayme and Mindy Murray and Marilyn and Larry Jurgena joined forces three years ago to purchase a foreclosed property located in their neighborhood. The house had fallen into...
06/16/2015 - 4:10pm
Gov. Terry Branstad touted Iowa’s healthy economy and expressed optimism for future growth during a brief visit to Hampton last Friday.      The governor met with local business executives and government officials at Buresh Building Systems in the industrial park. Branstad fielded questions and addressed ongoing issues...
06/09/2015 - 4:32pm
Coulter residents will hit the streets and pack city park next Saturday during the community’s annual Firemen Fun Day celebration.      Multiple events like a parade, childrens’ games and car show are planned for the all-day festival. Firemen Fun Day is geared towards families and children, and organizers are...
06/09/2015 - 4:28pm
H-D Drama Dept. awarded for "Music Man" production        Young thespians from Hampton-Dumont High School hit the big stage last week during a special ceremony honoring the best musical theater performances of the year.      Members of the H-D Drama Department participated in the third annual...
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