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04/17/2019 - 11:29am
National Library Week seemed like an appropriate time to show what the Coulter Public Library can offer area children. The library celebrated National Library week with a number of events, including story time at CAL and St. Paul’s Lutheran School, a community coffee and activities at the library. “We’ve been getting things ready for the summer reading program, so we’ve...
04/17/2019 - 11:27am
A group of volunteers from the Hampton area saw firsthand the impact of historic flooding in Southwest Iowa. Chris Sauke, of Church of the Living Word, organized a group of 15 volunteers to travel to Hamburg, Iowa Saturday to assist with flood cleanup. The group arrived in Hamburg at 9 a.m. Saturday and got to work helping a homeowner prepare a...
04/17/2019 - 11:24am
A collapsed, tattered barn on Alicia Thomson’s property southwest of Coulter tells two stories. The first, most obvious and recent is the effect last week’s high winds had on the area. A straight-line gust more than 50 miles an hour left part of the barn looking as if someone pushed over a house of cards. The roof and supporting beams...
04/10/2019 - 10:14am
A controversial bill making its way through the Iowa legislature could have a big impact on Iowa's solar energy industry. House File 669 would allow the state's electric utilities to charge a fee on residents and businesses that utilize solar energy generation to supplement their regular electric use. As it currently stands, residents that...
04/10/2019 - 10:03am
The Hampton-Dumont-CAL High School drama department is out to prove that murder and comedy can coincide in the same story. H-D-CAL students this weekend will present “Is There a Doctor in the House?” – a comedy murder mystery set in a hospital – as its annual spring play. Director Tammy Morris said the play differs from the...
04/10/2019 - 10:01am
Iowa Supreme Court Justice Edward Mansfield last week visited Hampton-Dumont High School and explained his job in a way to which students could relate. Using examples of a high school football player who was found to have possession of a firearm on school property and a baseball player who suffered a brain injury from a foul ball, Mansfield...
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