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03/03/2015 - 5:26pm
The Hampton City Council discussed a proposal at last Thursday’s meeting that would establish designated parking areas at three public lots when the emergency snow ordinance is in effect.      The proposal was only one on a list of changes included in a draft amendment to the city’s current snow ordinance. Certain questions were raised about the policy in January,...
02/24/2015 - 12:38pm
    The staff at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office grew by one this month following the addition of Deputy Josh Einspahr.     The job is the Illinois native’s first in law enforcement. He has spent the past two weeks training under fellow deputies during ride-alongs and other activities, which has given...
02/24/2015 - 12:35pm
     Statement of full disclosure: Frankie Aliu is a marketing representative at Mid America Publishing, owner of the Hampton Chronicle.     It’s been business as usual at Seven Stars Family Restaurant following a recent change in ownership.     Frankie Aliu bought the local diner from his...
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 - 3:42pm
The Hampton-Dumont school board released its counteroffer to the H-D Education Association’s initial contract proposal during a short meeting Monday night.      The board proposed a 2.1 percent salary increase for the 2015-16 school year. The offer fell short of the education association’s original 6.04 percent...
02/17/2015 - 3:41pm
Residents who violated Hampton’s snow ordinance on Jan. 7 were given a break last Thursday following a unanimous decision by the city council.      Nearly 90 vehicles were ticketed for parking on the street when the city’s snow ordinance was in effect on Jan. 7. Due to the high volume of citations and confusion over...
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