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11/14/2018 - 12:18pm
Jeffrey Vaske, Assistant Director at the Iowa State University Veterans Center, began his keynote speech at the Hampton-Dumont High School Veterans Day by honoring those who came home from the Vietnam War to anger and hatred. “I’m sure many of you in attendance know about how poorly our Vietnam veterans were treated when they came home,” he said. “There were no parades,...
10/31/2018 - 10:43am
Tyler Stewart’s interest in politics and government he formed as a student at Hampton-Dumont has helped him earn an award that recognizes his civics teaching. Stewart, a 2010 H-D grad, was recently named the Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Excellence in Teaching award recipient, which recognizes an Iowa social studies who inspires students to...
10/31/2018 - 10:38am
A key player in Hampton’s mission to build a multi-sport recreation complex in town told his story to city officials Wednesday. Bob Hellman, founder of Build Our Ballpark, which has helped build and refurbished 49 fields in 10 years, stopped by Hampton City Council Chambers to talk about his vision and offer suggestions how he thinks the...
10/31/2018 - 10:37am
Nearly 20 pieces of heavy machinery rolled through Dwight Ellingson’s soybean fields near Bradford last Tuesday. Normally, Ellingson would be out there himself during the harvest, but when an infection landed him in intensive care, his friends and neighbors stepped up. “He’s on the mend but just has no strength to do it himself,...
10/24/2018 - 10:36am
When asked what they want to be when they grow up, children are often quick to respond “policeman,” “firefighter” or “doctor.” Col. Michael Scalise had an answer for that question when he was five years old. That answer turned into a 30-year career with the United States Marine Crops. “I’ve never...
10/24/2018 - 10:34am
The owners of a Hampton business have been recognized for their entrepreneurial prowess. The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC) selected John and Deb Currier, owners of Got You Covered, as the Entrepreneurs of the Month for October. The honor recognizes “entrepreneurs...
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