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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:04pm
Valentine’s Day, February 14, is a special day for honoring sweethearts. It may go back to Roman times, when a special festival called Lupercalia was celebrated on February 15. In the 19th century the custom began; sending valentines, pretty...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:03pm
As state legislature drafts new election regulations, Franklin County isn’t experiencing any ‘misconduct’ In the wake of recently discovered discrepancies in the 2016 election in Dallas County, Iowa, Iowa Secretary of State Paul...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:01pm
Franklin County to continue positive negotiations despite possible mandate changes Public workers convened in Mason City on Saturday, Feb. 11, to voice their concerns over new legislation that would reform Iowa’s Chapter 20 Code on collective...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 1:58pm
Students took part in a “virtual field trip” West Fork students were in for a special lesson using virtual reality headsets. Deb Veersteg, a representative from the Area Education Agency, visited a number of different classrooms on...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 1:57pm
LAKE MILLS – Consider the weight of the situation for West Fork senior Jake Hansen. With a pin of Lake Mills’ Cael Boehmer in the 138-pound district final at Lake Mills, Hansen became the Warhawks first four-time state wrestling...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:35pm
Sheriff Linn Larson changes policy on communicating with immigration officials      Franklin County will no longer participate in the withholding of information on arrested individuals from immigration officials, according to...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:01pm
     The Rockwell City Council discussed the budget and a couple Public Works projects at their  quick regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1.      The City Council looked over the 2017-2018 budget and what...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 3:00pm
HyperStream exposes students to different technologies      Twice a month, West Fork students in fifth through eighth-grades participate in an after school club called HyperStream, led by tech teacher Jennifer Otten.  ...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 2:58pm
It is possible because of a donation by the Rockwell Lions Club      The Swaledale Fire Department has a new grass fire truck thanks to a donation from the Rockwell Lions Club.      The check, which was just...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 2:10pm
EAGLE GROVE – A week of rest did Jarel Arbegast’s body good. Sitting out the tough Top of Iowa Conference wrestling meet aided the West Fork 170-pound senior as he won the Class 1A sectional title at Eagle Grove along with teammate Jake...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:23pm
     Two residents of Rockwell led police on a chase through farm country and were eventually arrested on drug charges.      On Jan. 21, at approximately 9 p.m., a Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputy...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:22pm
West Fork Elementary School gets a “Needs Improvement” ranking, highlighted by “closing the gap” scores      Iowa’s Department of Education has released their annual report cards on all Iowa schools...
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