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08/14/2018 - 4:26pm
The Franklin County Board of Health last week appointed an interim administrator for Franklin County Public Health. Earlier this month, current director Christa Wiarda announced her resignation from the position, effective Aug. 27. Jennie Swart, assistant administrator, also resigned from the position, which became effective Aug. 9. The Board of Health on Tuesday appointed current public health...
08/14/2018 - 4:23pm
Mel Allen can still tell you every detail about his day on May 15, 1968. An Iowa State Patrolman living in Hampton at the time, Allen was notified via radio that a funnel cloud had been spotted just south of Hampton heading northeast on what was an otherwise relatively clear day. That funnel cloud ended up being part of the first recorded F5...
08/14/2018 - 4:21pm
Summer may be half over but Hampton’s biggest celebration of the season is still on tap. Hampton Summerfest returns on Saturday, Aug. 25 with a slew of activities for all ages. Registration for the Summerfest Car Show begins at 9 a.m., with the car show running from noon to 4 p.m. at Band Shell Park. The Dean of Juggling will perform at noon...
08/07/2018 - 6:47pm
A new face is joining the ranks of West Fork’s leadership—filling the vacancy left by former high school principal Clyde Tarrence—and she brings with her a whole nest of new Warkhawks. Dreams of being a teacher brought to life Bobby Willms, a Wisconsin native, is a family-oriented administrator with almost 15 years’ worth...
08/07/2018 - 6:42pm
The bur oak trees at Herriman Park went under the microscope again as bur oak blight continues to be a presence in Iowa. Hampton Tree Board member Dick Lukensmeyer said in late July, Iowa DNR District Forester Joe Herring visited the Hampton park to see if additional bur oak trees warranted treatment against bur oak blight. The disease, a fungus...
08/07/2018 - 6:37pm
The annual Friends of Beeds Lake Restoration Run is right around the corner, but there’s much more to the run that just feet hitting the pavement. Dave Heyden, Friends of Beeds Lake, said the run is vital to the group’s effort to bring improvements to Beeds Lake. Each year, proceeds from the 5k, 1k, half marathon and kid’s 1k are...
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