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11/14/2017 - 10:39pm
“Vintage and made wears for homes — that’s the P.C. version,” said co-owner Jennifer Hobson. But really, First and Second Vintage is about much more than home décor and repurposed antiques. For these three ladies, Hobson, Teresa Fox and Jerre Grefe — owners of the newest member to the Hampton downtown community — First and Second Vintage is about sharing...
11/14/2017 - 10:38pm
The Latimer Council approved of a utility rates amendment to it Utility Rates Ordinance that allows for a 3 percent increase in utility rates, annually. City Clerk Melissa Simmons said that such amendments would not take place until July of 2018. Council must still pass an amendment before any increase in rates. The council also approved of a...
11/14/2017 - 10:37pm
The City of Hampton’s premiums for its Wellmark BCBS insurance plan for employees will increase 11.91 percent for the 2018 calendar year, should the city choose to remain in its current plan. According to Brandon Litton, representing Wellmark, the city is at an average level when it comes to percent increases. The city’s initial rate...
11/14/2017 - 10:35pm
The following are the results of the 2017 election for Franklin County communities, approved by the supervisors this past Monday: Sheffield: 233/819 Mayor: Scott Sanders Council at Large: James Robbins, Nick Wilson. Council at Large (vacant): Dave Smit (write-in) Ballot Question: “Shall the City of Sheffield, in Franklin County, Iowa, enter...
11/14/2017 - 10:33pm
Farming can be a rough and rugged business, both physically and mentally, and over time, can take its toll on farmers. With the early morning hours, the late nights, the rain, the heat, the snow the cold, as well as the demands of moving, lifting and adapting to new trends in technology, farming can be a difficult job on the human body. But for...
11/07/2017 - 4:37pm
Multiple Veterans Day programs will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, to honor local veterans for their service. The public is invited to attend. Hampton: A program will be held in the Hampton-Dumont High School gymnasium at 12:45 p.m. Prior to the service, veterans and a guest are invited to a free meal at the Bulldog Café at the high school....
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