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01/27/2015 - 4:58pm
Despite outspoken criticism from school administrators and state lawmakers, a new plan that would enforce strict start date rules on Iowa’s K-12 schools moved forward last week.      The Iowa Department of Education released guidelines detailing its new policy for early start date waivers on Jan. 21. State law mandates that schools begin classes no sooner than the...
01/20/2015 - 3:05pm
A new real estate development in downtown Hampton took center stage during two community meetings last Thursday at Godfather’s Pizza.      KL Holdings LLC owners Landon Plagge and Kyle Pralle met with local residents and answered questions about their company’s proposed $4 million housing project called “...
01/20/2015 - 3:03pm
The possible use of police body cameras in Franklin County depends on increased funding and internal policy changes, local law enforcement officials say.      Nationwide debate over body cameras has grown significantly in recent months following controversial events in New York and Ferguson, Mo. Supporters say recorded...
01/20/2015 - 3:02pm
Rural roads met Main Street on Thursday as agriculture and local business joined up for the Greater Franklin County Town & Country Expo.      Running from midmorning to midafternoon, the expo featured 21 vendors from a range of businesses set up at the Franklin County Convention Center. Many had demonstrations or...
01/20/2015 - 3:01pm
A familiar face will join the CAL administrative office when classes begin next fall.      The CAL Board of Education last week hired Steve Lane to fulfill part-time superintendent and elementary principal duties in 2015-16. Lane will replace outgoing Superintendent Dwight Widen, who has been with the district for the past...
01/13/2015 - 3:31pm
A recent outbreak of snow-related parking tickets was criticized by irritated Hampton residents during last Thursday’s city council meeting.      More than 90 residents were ticketed for violating the city’s emergency snow ordinance following a Jan. 5 winter storm. Some of those individuals had input for the...
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