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12/05/2018 - 11:24am
Hampton-Dumont-CAL High School Senior Brody Angstman and his classmates in the building trades class are quickly learning how homes go from blueprints to a reality. “There’s a lot more to it than just swinging a hammer,” said Angstman, who plans to participate in the building trades program at North Iowa Area Community College after graduating high school. “It really gives...
11/28/2018 - 4:54pm
A statewide tour to bring a little Christmas to those in need is scheduled to stop in Hampton next week. Iowa Select Farms’ Operation Christmas Meal On-The-Go is a four-day, 12 town effort to give away 12,000 free pork loins. Allyson Ladd, Communications Manager with Iowa Select Farms, said the event will offer the chance at a special...
11/28/2018 - 4:52pm
One of Hampton’s most prominent musical groups is ready to celebrate its 40th year with a fun and festive Christmas concert. This year’s Franklin Chorale annual Christmas concert will be Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 22 First Ave. SW in Hampton. Founded by Mary Lou Semler in 1978, the...
11/28/2018 - 4:51pm
The weather was damp but that didn't stop crowds from flocking around Hampton's Main Street on Friday for the annual Friday Uncorked. Inviting locals and visitors alike to tour downtown and sample a variety of wines, many from Iowa vineyards, the ninth annual wine walk very nearly sold out this year, bringing more than 230 people to...
11/28/2018 - 4:49pm
A dozen wineries were represented in this year's Friday Uncorked, but a newcomer to the sample table comes from close to home. Steve Madson, principal of Hampton-Dumont High School, set up at Rustic Brew on Friday to promote his off-hours project: Lazy Acres Winery. A Madson family endeavor, the winery has been years in the making, with plans...
11/28/2018 - 4:47pm
The Franklin County Alcoholism Service Center is scheduled to close at the end of the year. Larry Fanny, director of the center since 2010, informed the Franklin County Board of Supervisors last week that he is retiring and services will end on Dec. 31st. Fanny said that Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings will still be held at the center on...
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