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06/19/2019 - 11:38am
School may be out for the summer but the Hampton-Dumont School District wants to make sure its students are fed even in the vacation period. The school’s free summer meal program began last week. Throughout the summer, any child up to the age of 18 can go to Hampton-Dumont High School and receive a free breakfast and lunch during the week. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday, from 7:...
06/19/2019 - 11:34am
Representatives from four area churches are teaming together to bring lessons and teachings to people from all walks of life. On Saturday, June 29, Dows First Lutheran Church will host HOPE Conference 2019, an all day event that includes worship, group study and breakout sessions. The four presenters this year are Rev. Laurel Meester, First...
06/19/2019 - 11:32am
Long-time area employer Eaton Corporation has announced that they will be shutting down their heavy-duty engine valve plant in Belmond. Employees of the Belmond facility were informed last Thursday that the factory would be closing down by the end of next year. "We're building out the details at this time," said Eaton Senior Manager...
06/19/2019 - 11:29am
The City of Hampton now knows who will serve as mayor until the next election in November. Following the resignation of current Mayor Brook Boehmler, which will be effective July 1, the Hampton City Council opened the pending vacancy up for applicants in order to appoint a replacement. Boehmler in April issued a letter of resignation to the...
06/19/2019 - 11:25am
Usually tarantulas and scorpions can only be found in libraries if they’re confined to the stories between book covers but last week, a whole hoard of critters visited Hampton Public Library. As part of the summer reading program, A Universe of Stories, the Iowa State University Insect Zoo last Wednesday stopped at the library with dozens of...
06/12/2019 - 10:55am
Tuesday on the Town returned to Band Shell Park last week with a large crowd of hungry concertgoers, a temperate evening and high-quality musicians. Spensha Baker, a country artist who finished fourth on “The Voice” last year, kicked off the weekly June concert series in energetic fashion. Playing a mix of covers and original songs,...
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