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04/14/2015 - 3:18pm
Freshman U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst visited the area last week as part of her inaugural recess tour of the state. Back in Iowa after her first 90 days in Congress, Ernst visited Sukup Manufacturing on Wednesday to talk with employees about her activities in Congress and take a tour of the factory.      “I think she’s great, I really do,” said Sukup Manufacturing...
04/14/2015 - 3:16pm
Drama was lacking Thursday night when the Hampton City Council unanimously voted to reappoint Meghan Freie to the Ward 1 council seat.      Council members took less than two minutes to reach their decision. Freie, who has held the Ward 1 seat since July 2014, planned to move from the area and submitted her resignation last...
04/14/2015 - 3:15pm
Construction on a new state of the art grain facility in western Franklin County is moving along as planned, according to company officials.      Fort Dodge-based NEW Cooperative began construction on a four-bin expansion east of Rowan this spring. The facility, which sits inside Franklin County along S-13, will have 1,875,000...
04/09/2015 - 4:08pm
State officials have hammered the final nail in the coffin for a proposed $4.1 million housing project in downtown Hampton. KL Holdings owners Kyle Pralle and Landon Plagge received word on Thursday that the Iowa Economic Development Association (IEDA) will not allow the business to change ownership in hopes of saving The 101 project. Pralle and...
04/07/2015 - 3:34pm
Unexpected construction costs and communitywide backlash have canceled plans for a $4.1 million apartment building in downtown Hampton, the project’s developers announced Monday. KL Holdings owners Kyle Pralle and Landon Plagge will no longer pursue the construction of a 26-unit apartment complex known as The 101. Recent soil tests revealed...
04/07/2015 - 3:32pm
From food to furniture, a new discount retail store in downtown Hampton has it all. Main Street Market held its grand opening Monday following five months of interior renovations and upgrades. The business is located in the former Dollar General building across from the courthouse and features a diverse inventory like health and beauty products,...
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