Nick Pedley

06/14/2016 - 4:41pm
Hanig withdraws name from ballot        Despite the result of last week’s primary election, sheriff candidates Linn Larson and Rick Rieken will face off one more time this fall.       Larson defeated Rieken 634-559 June 7 to land the Republican Party’s nomination. However, Rieken announced he will run independently this November for...
04/19/2016 - 4:43pm
     Declining enrollment and low state funding have local school districts tightening their belts as they look towards the 2016-17 school year.      Two of Franklin County’s four main school districts recently approved budgets that increase property taxes next year. Despite the hikes, the schools won...
04/19/2016 - 4:27pm
Engineer: Curved wall ‘beyond the point of salvaging’        The Hampton Public Library’s curved brick wall will have to be torn down and rebuilt following a recent discovery that froze ongoing renovations at the historic building.      Engineers have determined that a bulge in the...
04/19/2016 - 4:25pm
     Project officials are optimistic construction work at Hampton’s new wastewater treatment plant will wrap up ahead of its September deadline.      Engineer Tom Madden met with the Hampton City Council last Thursday to discuss the $8.4 million project and explain recent expenses. Despite previous...
04/19/2016 - 2:39pm
     The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for local dance instructor Nina Esslinger.      This spring, Esslinger sold Ms. Nina’s Dance Center to former student Summer Jo (Pearson) Schmidt. The transition will close out Esslinger’s storied career in dance, which began decades ago when she was...
04/12/2016 - 4:14pm
     The CAL Board of Education voted to continue sharing junior high athletics with Hampton-Dumont during its meeting Monday night.      The decision came following extensive debate and deliberation over the future of junior high athletics. Since CAL shares varsity football and cross country with Clarion-...
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