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02/13/2019 - 4:54pm
A Sukup Manufacturing employee has joined a group of elite young professionals – forty of them to be exact. Emily Schmitt, general council for Sukup, was named to the Des Moines Business Record Forty under 40 list, which acknowledges business leaders in the state under the age of 40 who have “demonstrated impressive career achievements and unparalleled community involvement.”...
02/06/2019 - 4:45pm
Area native Kennedy Hansen’s journey to the top of the competitive water ski circuit started as a way to cool off in the summer as a young kid. Hansen, 15, daughter of Kelly (Christiansen) Hansen, a Hampton native and CAL graduate, was recently named the American Water Ski Association’s Junior Athlete of the Year after compiling a list...
02/06/2019 - 4:42pm
A new service at Franklin General Hospital will help more effectively diagnose cardiac patients. The FGH Auxiliary last month purchased a stress echo bed, which allows radiologists to perform stress echos – an exam used to determine how well a patient’s heart and blood vessels respond to exercise. Lindsey Thompson, of the FGH...
02/06/2019 - 4:40pm
Hampton will be the stage for one of Winter Rec Fest’s most unique events. Due to issues the ice on the Iowa River in Iowa Falls, organizers announced recently that the Winter Rec Fest Fat Bike Race will take place separate from the rest of the festival’s events on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Maynes Grove. The race is an approximate 10-mile...
02/06/2019 - 4:39pm
KLMJ radio’s “Newsmaker” series celebrated its 1,000th episode the same way it began. Last Wednesday’s edition hit the century mark and featured an interview with KLMJ owner Craig Donnelly and Hampton Mayor Brook Boehmler – the exact pairing when the program first aired on Feb. 9, 2015. The Monday through Friday...
01/31/2019 - 11:17am
Dr. Dave Schmitt spent his career doing what anyone wishes to do: combine his passions with his career. Schmitt, a native of rural Hampton, recently retired from his position as the State Veterinarian with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship after 20 years with the department. The position allowed Schmitt to pursue his love of...
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