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,...
01/06/2015 - 2:06pm
The Hampton City Council got a head start on the 2015-16 Fiscal Year budget during a brief planning workshop Monday night.      City Manager Ron Dunt ran through a rough draft that detailed funding priorities for each department. Facility improvements, street repair and other infrastructure upgrades received the most...
01/06/2015 - 2:06pm
Small businesses and local agriculture companies will unite next week during a special event aimed at strengthening bonds between their customer bases.      The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host the first-ever Town & Country Ag Expo on Jan. 15 at the Franklin County Convention Center. The event...
01/06/2015 - 2:04pm
Farmland values in Franklin County decreased 12.3 percent from the previous year in 2014, mirroring a statewide trend that saw average prices fall in all but six of Iowa’s 99 counties.      The decrease coincided with a drop in corn and soybean prices, according to Iowa State University’s annual Land Value...
01/06/2015 - 2:03pm
Suggested improvements to Drainage District #48 became clearer Monday morning during a special informational session at the Franklin County Board of Supervisors meeting.      Around 15 landowners attended the meeting to hear a presentation from David Cook of McClure Engineering Company. Cook described five improvement...
12/30/2014 - 5:19pm
Powerful June storms, topsy-turvy elections and a streak of frigid February weather were only a few top stories that graced the front pages of the Hampton Chronicle in 2014. Some of those events had a larger community-wide impact than others, but each one left a lasting impression on Franklin County in one way or another.    ...
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