Hampton Police Investigating Car-Keying Incident in McDonald's Parking Lot
04/20/2014 - Last (Saturday) night Hampton Police arrested 18 year old Gunner Martin of Hampton for underage possession of alcohol. Martin was cited and released to appear in court at a later date. Yesterday (Saturday) Hampton Police received a report of the theft of a ring, valued at 120 dollars taken from a residence in the 700 block of 3rd Street Northeast, and a vandalism report of a vehicle parked in the McDonald's parking lot on Highway 3 east that had been keyed with a sharp instrument. Those incidents remain under investigation.
Rainfall Reported on 10 of 20 April Days in Hampton
04/20/2014 - Two thirds of the way through April rain and or snow has fallen on 10 of 20 days. The most precipitation was recorded on April 13th when one point three inches of rain was recorded here in Hampton. So far for the month three point 13 inches of precipitation including two and a half inches of snow has been recorded in Hampton. The high temperature for April has been 81 degrees on the 12th, and the low 20 degrees on the morning of the 15th. The average high temperature this month has been 55 degrees, the average low temperature 30 degrees.
Hampton-Dumont Color Dash Raises $5,500 for H-D Scholarship Fund
04/20/2014 - 400 runners participated in yesterday's second annual Color Dash 5-K in Hampton, benefitting the Hampton-Dumont Scholarship Fund. $5,500 was raised in Saturday's Color Dash. That brings the two-year total for the event to nearly $14,000 dollars. This year marks the 20th year for the H-D Scholarship Fund.
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Shellabration Announces Entertainment for Summer Event
4-20-14 Shellabration is Fort Dodge has announced their headline entertainment for this summers Shellabration event. Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform Friday night, August 1st, at Rogers Sports Complex, north of Fort Dodge. Tickets for Lynyrd Skynyrd are 36 dollars and will go on sale May 17th. For more information visit Shellabration dot org.
Waterloo Man Hits Officer With Car
4-20-14 A 24 year old Waterloo man is facing several charges after he allegedly hit a Cedar Falls police officer with his vehicle early Saturday morning. Michael Claney of Waterloo has been arrested for second-offense O-W-I, interference causing injury and for assaulting a police officer. The Police Report said a group of officers were near Joker's in downtown Cedar Falls responding to a disturbance. An officer approached Claney's stopped vehicle to instruct him to move. As Claney drove away, he ran over the officer's foot, hitting his leg and knocking him down. Claney's vehicle was stopped a few blocks away. The un-identified officer sustained minor injuries with no broken bones.
New Hartford Man Facing Serious Charges
04/19/2014 - Thursday night the Butler County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of Beaver Street in New Hartford. 46-year-old Brian Schipper was arrested and charged with two counts of 3rd degree sexual abuse and four counts of delivery of methamphetamine to a minor. Schipper is being held today (Sat.) in the Butler County Jail on no bond. Delivery of methamphetamine to a minor is punishable by up to 99 years in prison on each count. 3rd degree sexual abuse is a class "C" felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Several Fires Reported In Butler County
04/19/2014 - Fire departments in Butler County have been out on numerous fire calls since yesterday (Fri.). Yesterday (Fri.) afternoon the Dumont, Aplington and Aredale Fire Departments responded to the report of a corn crib on fire in the 11-thousand block of 250th Street north of Ackley. A controlled burn got out of control and reached the corn crib which was destroyed. Firefighters were on the scene for about three hours. Yesterday (Fri.) afternoon a controlled burn got out of control and reached a field in the 14-thousand block of 230th Street southeast of Dumont. The Dumont, Aplington, Allison, Clarksville, Greene and Aredale Fire Departments were called out with some firefighters on the scene for four and a half hours. Last (Fri.) night the Aredale and Dumont Fire Departments were called out on the report of an old corn crib on fire in the 17-thousand block of 160th Street near Aredale. Other fires included a grass fire reported this (Sat.) morning northeast of Bristow at the intersection of 170th Street and Ivy Avenue and a grass fire last (Fri.) night in the 25-thousand block of Floyd Line Street near Greene. No injuries reported from any of the fires.
Grundy Supervisors To Discuss Repairs At The Law Enforcement Center
04/19/2014 - Monday (April 21st) the Grundy County Board of Supervisors will meet with custodian Mark Jungling to discuss repairs at the law enforcement center. The Grundy supervisors will review investments with county treasurer Brenda Noteboom. The supervisors will also meet with county attorney Kirby Schmidt to discuss the emergency management commission and the county coordinator. The Grundy County Board of Supervisors meet Monday at 9am at the courthouse in Grundy Center.
There Is Still Time To Sign Up For The Opportunity Village Walk
04/19/2014 - There is still time to join the Opportunity Village 45th annual benefit walk scheduled for Sunday, May 4th. This year's theme is "Who Do You Walk For?" Walkers are asked to think about who inspires them and dedicate their walk to that person. The goal is to raise 150-thousand dollars. Walkers solicit donations to the village as sponsorships in their name. Walkers can choose routes of 10, 3 or one mile in Clear Lake or Fort Dodge. Benefit walk sponsor envelopes and registration packets are available at the Village General Stores in Clear Lake and Fort Dodge. For more information go to oppvill.org.
Garage Fire In Hampton
04/19/2014 - Last (Fri.) night the Hampton Fire Department was called out on the report of a garage on fire at a residence in the 16-hundred block of 140th Street. No injuries reported. Firefighters were on the scene for about one hour.