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06/30/2015 - 10:43am
    July 4-6 promises to be three days of musical fun in Hampton for local residents and visitors alike.     The world famous Hampton Municipal Band will kick off the jam-packed weekend with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Band Shell Park. The performance will close out the band’s 2015 concert season and is free to the public. The Hampton Jaycees will follow the...
06/30/2015 - 10:41am
    Superintendent Dwight Widen capped a 31-year career in public education Tuesday when he bid farewell to the CAL Community School District.     “It will be very surreal when I hand over the keys,” he said.     The veteran school administrator, teacher and coach announced his retirement...
06/30/2015 - 10:34am
    Hampton is home to yet another promising pageant contestant.     Richelle Orr became Miss Iowa Teen USA in 2011, and in 2013 she became Miss Iowa USA. Hampton-Dumont senior Bekah Christiansen, 17, hopes to join the ranks as she competes to be this year’s Miss Iowa Teen USA in October.     She...
06/30/2015 - 10:31am
    Since he was 15, Jeff Spear dreamed of owning a 1955 Chevy Del Ray.     Not a standard one, though. He wanted to hot rod it – make it louder, more powerful and uniquely his own.     It seemed he and his wife Tracy had gotten their chance when they found and bought the car at an auction in 2013...
06/23/2015 - 1:02pm
Sharon Burman got a call from the Franklin County Sherriff’s Department while at work Monday morning. Wind had badly damaged her home and property north of Hansell.      “All they told me was there was a two-by-four sticking out of the roof,” she said.      Her heart raced as she drove home...
06/23/2015 - 1:01pm
A rash of graffiti vandalism has local law enforcement officials asking for the public’s help in identifying a culprit.      Multiple spray painted designs, also known as “tags,” showed up this month on public and private property in the Hampton area. The Rolling Prairie Trail and multiple businesses were hit...
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