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11/08/2019 - 8:42am
The 2019-20 school year is off to a good start for West Fork High School exchange students Alara Altundal and Manuel Bibi Altundal, from Turkey, is staying with the Yolanda and Nathan Pralle family during the school year. Bibi’s host family are Toni and Brandon Lauffer. The two students arrived in Sheffield during the summer. Both have especially enjoyed their time spent with their host...
11/08/2019 - 8:40am
State Auditor Rob Sand paid a visit to Hampton on Monday, October 28 for a public meeting to talk with local residents. Sand started the meeting with an update on the changes he has made to the State Auditor's office since being elected last year. "We've been very busy," said Sand. "Most of the stuff we talked about during...
11/08/2019 - 8:38am
Members from all reaches of the community got a first-hand glimpse into what it takes to be an immigrant to the country. La Luz Hispana on Satur-day hosted “Getting in Line: An Immigration Simulation” at the Youth For Christ building in Hampton. The activity pitted participants with vari-ous scenarios regarding their arrival in the...
10/24/2019 - 9:38am
The Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus presented its “A Bridge Between Heaven and Earth” concert Sunday afternoon at Zion St. John Lutheran Church. The concert included 10 selections featuring a variety of musical styles. Those songs were Music Down in My Soul; Then Sings My Soul, How Great Thou Art; Babethandaza; Psalm 100; His Eye is on...
10/24/2019 - 9:35am
West Fork School Superintendent Mike Kruger reported at Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting that the enrollment for the district has increased by 15 students. Kruger noted that this year’s enrollment numbers are 719.40 students, compared to 704 last year. “Having an increase is always good. We want to continue to do what...
10/10/2019 - 11:11am
Speaker of the Iowa House Linda Upmeyer last week announced that her 18th year serving in the Iowa House of Representatives will be her last. Upmeyer last Monday issued a release announcing she will not seek reelection in 2020 and will step down as Speaker of the House in late 2019. In an interview with the Hampton Chronicle, Upmeyer said she...
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