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02/13/2019 - 4:54pm
A Sukup Manufacturing employee has joined a group of elite young professionals – forty of them to be exact. Emily Schmitt, general council for Sukup, was named to the Des Moines Business Record Forty under 40 list, which acknowledges business leaders in the state under the age of 40 who have “demonstrated impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement.”...
02/06/2019 - 4:39pm
KLMJ radio’s “Newsmaker” series celebrated its 1,000th episode the same way it began. Last Wednesday’s edition hit the century mark and featured an interview with KLMJ owner Craig Donnelly and Hampton Mayor Brook Boehmler – the exact pairing when the program first aired on Feb. 9, 2015. The Monday through Friday...
01/31/2019 - 11:17am
Dr. Dave Schmitt spent his career doing what anyone wishes to do: combine his passions with his career. Schmitt, a native of rural Hampton, recently retired from his position as the State Veterinarian with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship after 20 years with the department. The position allowed Schmitt to pursue his love of...
01/31/2019 - 11:15am
Area high school students through an Iowa State Extension program can learn the ins-and-outs of leadership. The Extension’s Youth Leadership program combines sophomores and juniors from Hampton-Dumont-CAL and West Fork, who then work together to develop leadership skills. Michelle Sackville, Franklin County Extension county director, said...
01/31/2019 - 11:13am
Karen Mitchell, Franklin County Development Association (FCDA) Director, announced her retirement Monday. Mitchell, who has served the FCDA for 14 years, in a letter said she will retire effective Friday, Feb. 14. “It is time to turn my alarm clock off and divert my energies to playing with my grandkids, doing a little traveling and perhaps...
01/23/2019 - 1:35pm
April Hemmes last week received an award that added another title to her prolific agricultural career – “trailblazer.” The Hampton crop farmer was honored with the inaugural Executive Women in Agriculture Trailblazer Award, given to a female producer that demonstrates leadership, innovation and advocacy in an agricultural field....
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