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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:37pm
Former GOP primary candidate Gary McVicker was the unanimous choice at a special nominating committee held last Friday to replace three-term District II Supervisor Jerry Plagge on the November election ballot.   Plagge withdrew his name...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:32pm
  Long-time supervisor thanks Franklin County for years of support   With health concerns and family at the forefront of his decision, three-term Franklin County Supervisor Jerry Plagge withdrew his name from the November...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:14pm
Special to the Chronicle   The late Dr. Richard Flickinger of Franklin County was inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17.   Eighty-two...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:20am
It’s back to school for West Fork students. With summer over, area teenagers reluctantly returned to classes on Wednesday, August 20 for the first day of high school. Elementary and middle school classes followed the next day.  ...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:04am
West Fork's boys cross country team enters the pre-season Iowa High School Track Coaches' Association poll at No. 1 in Class 1A.
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:20am
Sheffield city wide garage sales will be held August 22 and 23.  Click here for a map to plan your shopping.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:48am
Franklin County’s beloved courthouse received a splash of new color this summer, but it wasn’t intentional by any means.  Two copper statues perched atop the 123-year-old structure’s clock tower began rusting significantly...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:30am
  SHEFFIELD – New looks are all around for West Fork football this season. The Warhawks have a new head coach in Eric Gabe, a foreign exchange student who will handle kicking responsibilities and a freshman female joining the squad...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 1:46pm
The Rockwell City Council discussed the future of the city's economic landscape during their regular meeting on Wednesday, August 6.      The impending closure of Rockwell's Stop and Shop sparked concerns about the...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 1:45pm
The Swaledale Public Library is working on a tribute in honor of Devlin Obregon, the child who tragically died last summer while playing on Main Street. The library has purchased a bench to be installed in front of the building in the child's...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 1:43pm
It was a weekend of thrills and spills in Rockwell as the city celebrated the 10th annual Kicken-n-Chicken event.      Sponsored by the Rockwell Chamber of Commerce, the two day event started on Friday with a rodeo presented...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 1:39pm
A significant capital investment from one regional grain company has transformed the tiny Franklin County town of Chapin into a bustling construction zone this summer.   AgVantage FS, a Waverly-based grain company with locations...
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