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Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:32am
West Fork held its football camp at the practice field on Sheffield last week. The official start to the season was Monday and the first football game is less than two weeks away. For more photos from the camp, see the Aug. 9 print editions of the...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:17pm
Franklin County officials are facing a dilemma in regards to raising recycling costs, a crisis that is affecting communities on the national level. The problem stems from the United States’ recycling relationship with China, explained Ned...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:12pm
The Rockwell city council has decided to move forward with a project that will provide the community with a new, professionally developed website. At their last regular assembly last week, Councilman Adam Wedmore presented quotes from two web...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:07pm
Cerro Gordo County is taking strides to move away from County Social Services (CSS), a 22-county-wide mental health and disability services program, to Central Iowa Crisis Services (CICS), a similar organization that serves neighboring counties such...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:04pm
A new face is joining the ranks of West Fork’s leadership—filling the vacancy left by former high school principal Clyde Tarrence—and she brings with her a whole nest of new Warkhawks. Dreams of being a teacher brought to life...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:44pm
As area children found out last week, science can be a little weird and a lot of fun. Nearly a dozen students, from third grade and up, participated in the Iowa State University Extension Franklin County’s Outdoor Science Camp at Mayne’s...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:41pm
A Rockwell man was involved in a two-vehicle accident in which he was driving down the wrong lane of Highway 65 last Friday. Heather Fails, 47, of Mason City, was heading north on the highway at just before 11 p.m., and Fred Berger, 85, of Rockwell...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:40pm
The Rockwell Lions Club is hosting an evening of dirt track figure eight racing on Saturday, Aug 11. Residents should be advised of potential higher-than-usual noise and traffic levels in the area, but less than what is anticipated during the...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:40pm
Once a year, communities in Franklin County come together for an evening of live music, good food and bidding wars for a cause: raising money in the name of cancer research. Hundreds of local survivors and their families and friends flocked to the...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:29am
DES MOINES – West Fork junior infielder Lukas Wogen was voted to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) Class 1A second team all-state baseball squad, announced Tuesday morning. Wogen, who batted second most of the season, led the...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:27am
SHEFFIELD – Decisions must be made for Sheffield native Seth Tuttle, a three-year European basketball player, as he hosted his third annual basketball camp last week. Tuttle, 25, is facing a choice between returning to play basketball...
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 5:23pm
Jim Hanig, 53, of Sheffield, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 27, at Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Sheffield with Rev. Kim Wills presiding....
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