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Hampton Compost Site Scheduled to Open April 6th

03/30/2015 -The Hampton Compost Site is scheduled to open one week from today (Mon), April 6th.

Hampton Public Works Director Doug Tarr tells KLMJ News this is consistent with when the city has opened the compost site in past years.

The Hampton Compost Site will open next Monday (Apr 6), weather permitting. Hours are 8 am until 6:30 pm on Monday's and Saturday's - 2 pm until 6:30 pm on Wednesday's and Friday's.

Citizens are reminded there is no open burning within the city limits of Hampton allowed.

Ackley Man Arrested on Domestic Abuse Assault Charge

03/30/2015 - Last (Sunday) night Franklin County Sheriff's deputies arrested an Ackley man on domestic abuse and assault charges.   49 year old Mark Leonard Tubbs was charged with second offense domestic abuse and assault charges.

Tubbs was transported to the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center in Hampton and held overnight for a court appearance this (Monday) morning.

Iowa Falls Home Destroyed in Sunday Afternoon Fire

03/30/2015 - Yesterday (Sunday) afternoon around 12:30 Iowa Falls Firemen were paged out to a house fire on the east edge of town.    Dennis Barrick with the Iowa Falls Fire Department tells KLMJ/KQCR News that winds caught flames from a fire on the homes deck and whipped them towards the house which then caught fire.  Barrick says the structure is listed a total loss.   No injuries reported.

Iowa Falls Firemen were on the scene for around 5 hours.  Assisting at the scene were firemen from Alden, Buckeye and Steamboat Rock.  Also assisting at the scene was the Hardin County E-Squad, Iowa Falls Police and A-M-R Ambulance.   

Aplington Parkersburg Senior Wins in CSpan Video Contest

03/30/2015 - Christopher Ethan Self, a senior at Aplington-Parkersburg Senior has won a third place prize in C-SPAN's 2015 StudentCam competition. Over 2-thousand videos were submitted in the national competition from 45 states and Washington D.C.

This year, students were asked to create a video related to "The Three Branches and You: tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community.” Ethan's video is entitled “The New Generation - the Americans with Disabilities Act,”.
Ethan is among 347 students from across the country winning a total of 1-hundred thousand dollars, including one grand prize winner, four first prize winners, 16 second prize winners, 32 third prize winners and 97 honorable mentions.  Ethan was the only student in Iowa to win.

The StudentCam competition invites students in grades 6 through 12 to produce a five-to-seven minute documentary on a national policy issue. For more on the C-Span competition and to check out the videos visit

Photo Courtesy KLMJ/KQCR News.


Bridge of Hope Game Show Night Raises 19K Saturday

03/30/2015 -  Saturday night Franklin County's Chapter of Bridge of Hope held their 6th annual Game Show Night. 36 teams of six people participated in the popular trivia night held at the Church of the Living Word Gymnasium.

Michael and Jodi White's team consisting of Michael and Sarah Schall, and Austin and Karla Mae Elling answered 90 of 100 trivia questions to win the Bridge of Hope Game Show competition. Runner-up was the Godfather's Team and 3rd place was claimed by a team named the "Best Guessers".

Bridge of Hope Chairperson Carol Snell tells KLMJ News that over 19 thousand dollars was raised this year. Thats the most money the event has ever raised.


High Temperature in Hampton for March 79 Degrees With 2 Days Left

03/29/2015 -  With only a couple of days left in the month, the high temperature for March has been 79 degrees on the 16th, and the overnight low temperature has been 20 degrees below zero on the first day of the month. The average high this month has been 46 degrees, the average overnight low temperature has been 23 degrees. In March precipitation has been recorded on six of 29 days with just a half inch of precipitation being recorded at the KLMJ/KQCR Studio's. The most rain, 45 one hundredth's of an inch was recorded this past Tuesday.


Butler County Fire Departments Kept Busy Saturday

03/30/2015 - Saturday almost every fire department in Butler County was paged out to a grass fire. Four Dapartments, Allison, Bristow, Clarksville and Parkersburg were all paged out to one controlled burn Saturday afternoon a half mile south of Allison that got out of control. Firemen were on the scene of that fire for almost three hours.

Early yesterday (Sunday) morning Aplington and Dumont Firemen were paged out to a grass fire for an hour and a half. In al,l there were seven grass field fire reported Saturday in Butler County, along with two dozen reports of controlled burns. No injuries reported in any of those fire calls.


Iowa Falls Man Charged With OWI After Rolling Vehicle Sunday

03/30/2015 - Early yesterday (Sunday) morning Hardin County Sheriff's deputies arrested an Iowa Falls man on O-W-I charges after he rolled his vehicle on Hardin County road D-35 just south of Highway 20. 31 year old Gregory Dominick of Iowa Falls was also charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle. Dominick was transported to the Hardin County Jail, held overnight for a court appearance yesterday (Sun) and released from custody.

Saturday afternoon Hardin County deputies arrested a Sioux City man during a traffic stop on Highway 20. 24 year old Aaron David Jones was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Jones was transported to the Hardin County Jail on the charge. Jones posted bond and was released from custody.


Global Compassion Network Hires New Executive Director

03/28/2015 - Eagle Grove based Global Compassion Network has a new executive director. Paul van Gorkom has been hired to replace Terry Baxter who is now an Iowa State Representative. van Gorkom comes to the G-C-N from Chicago where he's spent the past 30 years in the security services industry, serving in such roles as sales executive and vice president/general manager.

The Global Compassion Network is a not-for-profit 501-C-3 organization founded in 2011 to care for and support both the physical and spiritual needs of those impacted by humanitarian disasters around the world.
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Hancock Supervisors Change Insurance Coverage

03/28/2015 - The Hancock County Board of Supervisors recently voted to withdraw from the Iowa Governmental Health Care Plan. Hancock County needed to decide if it wanted out of the group by April 1st so withdrawal could be effective for July 1st, the start of the county's new fiscal year.

The I-G-H-C-P trust includes 33 counties with insurance through Wellmark. The trust is administered by Two Rivers which is under investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division's Fraud Department.

Yesterday (Fri.) the Hancock County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to join the Iowa Community Trust Governmental Health and Related Benefits Program.  



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