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Hampton-Dumont, A-G-W-SR and Dike-New Hartford Advance in Football Playoffs

10/30/2014 - Hampton-Dumont, AGWSR and Dike-New Hartford will be moving on to the "sweet 16" of the High School football playoffs following victories yesterday
(Wed.).  Late last (Wed.) night the Iowa High School Athletic Association
released the second round pairings with all remaining area teams will have to travel for the next round on Monday night.

Hampton-Dumont will travel to Baxter to play Collins-Maxwell-Baxter;

AGWSR will go to Nashua-Plainfield;

and Dike New Hartford will make a long trip to West Branch.

The Hampton Dumont game will be broadcast live on KLMJ with the A-G-W-SR game broadcast on KQCR Monday (Nov 3) night.

4 Floyd County Men Charged in Attack

10/30/2014 - The Floyd County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the report of a male subject being attacked October 12th.  According to Chief Deputy Jeffrey Crooks, the sheriff's office was called to the Emergency Room at the Floyd County Medical Center to take a report from the victim who stated he had been attacked by 5 or 6 adult males.  Wednesday (Oct 29) of this week 4 people were arrested on charges of two counts of willful injury causing serious injury with 20-thousand dollar bonds set for all four men: 25-year old Jeffrey Stoddard and 21-year old Tyler Tonelli both from Charles City and 25-year old Brett Carlson and 26-year old Cody Cordes both from New Hampton.  Throughout the course of the investigation, the Floyd County Sheriff's Office and Iowa D-C-I filed charges against 24-year old Steven Zastrow of Charles City for failure to register on the sex offender registry.  Assisting agencies included the Nashua, New Hampton and Charles City Police Departments, Division of Criminal Investigation and U.S. Marshal's.

Hampton Compost Site Closing 5pm Beginning Monday

10/30/2014 - Beginning Monday (Nov 3), the Hampton Compost Site will be closing at 5pm, due to the end of daylight savings time.

The City of Hampton reminds residents that depositing leaves, weeds and grass on public streets is a violation of city code as the city does not collect yard waste with the street sweeper.  Yard waste should be taken to the City's compost site during regular hours or can be burned on the residents property during the 30 day window for open burning in Hampton that runs from November 1st through November 30th.

Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot is Friday

10/30/2014 - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is tomorrow (Fri. Oct 31).  Those voting absentee are being reminded there are specific steps to take when returning the ballot.  Vote the ballot, sign the affidavit envelope - if not signed it will not be counted, then place the voted ballot into the secrecy envelope, place that envelope into the affidavit envelope and mail to the auditor's office.  Ballots that are returned by mail need to carry a postmark of November 3rd or before in order to be counted or can be dropped off at the auditor's office until the end of business Monday (Nov 3).

Auditor offices across the state will be open this Saturday (Nov 3) 9am until 5pm to accomodate absentee voting.  Polls will be open statewide on Tuesday (Nov 4) 7am until 9pm

Combine Destroyed By Fire In Southern Franklin County

10/30/2014 - Yesterday (Wed.) afternoon the Bradford Fire Department was called out on the report of a combine on fire in the 15-hundred block of 50th Street in rural Bradford.  No injuries reported.  The combine, owned by Larry Sailer, is considered to be a total loss.  Estimated value of the combine at 15-thousand dollars.  The Franklin County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

Root Retires From Franklin County Sheriff's Office

10/29/2014 - After serving Franklin County for over two decades, Deputy Sheriff Leon Root from Latimer is retiring.  Root has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for 23-years.  His last day on the job is Friday (Oct 31).

Community Meeting November 12th to Discuss Allison Veteran's Memorial

10/29/2014 - A community meeting has been scheduled for next month to discuss planning and construction of a Veteran's Memorial to be built in Allison.  A citizen has committed to donate a lot on mainstreet south of the courthouse for the project.  The Allison Veteran's Memorial community meeting is set for Wednesday, November 12th 7pm at the Allison Library.  Everyone is encouraged to attend and offer suggestions.

Selected site for potential Veteran's Memorial in Allison.  Courtesy of KLMJ News.

Good Turnout for Hampton Dumont Coat Giveaway Tuesday

10/29/2014 - There were fewer coat donations than in years past, but a strong community turnout for the annual Hampton Dumont High School Key Club winter coat and outerwear giveaway.  H-D School Counselor, Tricia Christiansen tells KLMJ News that all but a few coats were taken as the school's foyer was packed with people waiting for the coat giveaway to begin yesterday (Tue) afternoon.  Christiansen says leftover items will be taken to Goodwill.

Eldora Police Chief Ted Paxton Resigns

10/29/2014 - Today (Wed.) Eldora Police Chief Ted Paxton submitted his resignation.  Paxton has been hired to become police chief in the city of Vinton in Benton County northwest of Cedar Rapids.  Paxton has been a member of the Eldora Police Department for 15 years, the last seven as chief.  Paxton is originally from rural Montour.  His last day on the job in Eldora will be November 27th.

100 Plus Women Make Donation to Calkins Nature Area

10/29/2014 - Earlier this month, 100 Plus Women Who Care Hardin County held its final event for 2014, raising 81-hundred dollars for the Calkins Nature Area.  According to Calkins Interpretive Park Ranger, Luke Wagner the donation will be used on the new museum being built at the nature area located southwest of Iowa Falls including for the costs associated with interior work of the museum, along with amenities for a storage area.  Plans include new display cases for Indian artifacts, expanded educational materials, upgraded security system, new specialty LED lighting, and a larger artifact storage.  A new aquarium is also planned for a display of native Iowa fish.  For more information on the 100 Plus Women Who Care Hardin County, Carol Gilbert at 515-855-4170 or Toni Nederhoff at 641-485-0880.

(L to R) Toni Nederhoff, Eldora;  Janice Hanus, Iowa Falls; Dean Lewerke, Friends of Calkins Nature Area Board Member; Luke Wagner, Calkin’s Nature Area Interpretive Park Ranger; Carla Holt, Iowa Falls; and Jane Granzow, Eldora



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