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03/26/2015 - 7:55pm
The search for a new Hampton City Council member took an unexpected turn Thursday night following an announcement at the council’s regular meeting. Ward 1 Council Member Meghan Freie announced that she will not be moving from Hampton and wished to retain her current seat. The council recently accepted Freie’s resignation effective May 31, but an unspecified series of events has...
03/20/2015 - 1:19pm
A Hampton lawyer who served as city attorney for several years had his license suspended last Friday for failing to pay taxes and other violations. The Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board suspended Michael J. Cross’ license for one year following an investigation into the lawyer’s financial accounts. The board found that...
03/17/2015 - 3:47pm
The Hampton City Council will appoint a new member to Ward 1 within the next month following a unanimous decision at last Thursday’s meeting.      The unknown appointee will fill the hole left by outgoing Ward 1 Council Member Meghan Freie, who is moving from the area later this spring. Freie announced the news last week...
03/17/2015 - 3:46pm
Seven dying and damaged ash trees were removed from Hampton’s Waterworks Park recently in an effort to rid the area of unwanted growth.      The ongoing project will help protect the park from disease and pests, particularly the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The invasive beetle hasn’t been confirmed in Hampton or...
03/17/2015 - 3:44pm
Students at Hampton-Dumont Middle School packed the gym last Thursday for a special educational event aimed at promoting smart choices and a healthy lifestyle.      Around half a dozen stations exploring multiple topics were on display during the first-ever H-D Middle School Health Fair. Students received lessons in things like...
03/17/2015 - 3:43pm
A glowing wooden apparatus illuminates a dark corner inside a shed at Franklin County Conservation’s headquarters in Hampton. Its rigid frame is covered by a plastic tarp, shielding the contents from chilly temperatures lurking outside.      “Last year they tried to grow some in here, but a lot of the plants died,...
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