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02/24/2015 - 12:48pm
DES MOINES – Credit Kendrick Suntken for getting Mario Peña to go back out for wrestling. The two who describe themselves as ‘just like brothers’ went out the same way on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Wells Fargo Arena, as Class 2A state wrestling runners-up. Behind the two finalists and Carter Barkema, who reached the state semifinals at 132, the Bulldogs finished eighth in team...
02/24/2015 - 12:44pm
    The United States must strengthen its role in the Middle East to protect Americans against the growing threat of Islamic extremists both at home and abroad, according to a strategy explained last week by Congressman Steve King.     The longtime Republican lawmaker met with members of the Hampton Rotary on Feb. 18...
02/24/2015 - 12:42pm
     Senator Chuck Grassley had no issue critiquing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy résumé during a stop in Franklin County last week.     “We are in a more dangerous world today, and Americans are in a more dangerous situation because of him wanting to lead from behind,”...
02/17/2015 - 3:45pm
The Hampton Industrial Park grew for the second time in a year recently following the addition of  Taskmaster Components.      The business has set up shop in the former Winnebago building on Olive Avenue. The Hampton location will be the third for Taskmaster, which supplies wheels and tires to the trailer industry. The...
02/17/2015 - 3:40pm
WEBSTER CITY – Kendrick Suntken knows his way around Wells Fargo Arena. As do his Hampton-Dumont wrestling teammates Carter Barkema and Mario Peña. The trio will be making a three-peat at the Class 2A state wrestling meet in Des Moines beginning Thursday, Feb. 19. “Two of them (Suntken and Peña) are in the same class, so...
02/17/2015 - 3:34pm
If it seemed like there were a few more empty seats at Hampton’s Windsor Theatre last year, you weren’t imagining things.      Attendance dropped 18 percent to 19,775 in 2014, according to a report released last month by Manager Jim Davies. The final tally was the third-lowest since 1999 and marked the second time...
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