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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:23pm
No measureable snow has fallen yet, but city and county crews are ready once the snow starts piling up. Jay Waddingham, Franklin County Engineer, said winter preparations typically begin in the summer, when salt is pur-chased through the Iowa DOT....
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:20pm
A large crowd enjoyed refreshments of cookies, cider or coffee at the annual Merchants Christmas Party for adults Saturday afternoon, Dec. 9, at the First Grace Baptist Church in Sheffield. “Sheffield Bucks” totaling $650 were presented...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:14pm
The town of Swaledale is reeling this week following the untimely passing of Troy Smeby. Smeby, 42, was a member of the Swaledale City Council and a deacon at Immanuel Reformed United Church of Christ in Klemme. According to the Iowa State Patrol...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:13pm
Santa Claus came to Thornton on Saturday, December 9 as the community gathered in the Thornton Fire Station for the annual Christmas gift drawing. Puzzles, toys, gift cards, and more were up for grabs as Santa Claus distributed gifts for kids and...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:11pm
Derek Lee Parks, of Springfield, Illinois passed away at home on November 29, 2017. There will be a graveside service in Mason City, at a later date. Memorials in Derek’s name may be sent to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 222 S Riverside...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:09pm
The Rockwell City Council met for their regular meeting on Wednesday, October 18 at city hall. At the meeting, the council continued their discussion about reimbursing property owners along 4th St. South that had cleaned out their ditches, shortly...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 5:08pm
The Thornton City Council wrapped up their business for 2017 during their regular meeting on Monday, December 11. Waterworks were the topic of the evening as the council reviewed the results of a recent inspection by the Iowa Department of Natural...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:53pm
SHEFFIELD – West Fork turned a 12-all tie score after one into a 66-40 rout of Mason City Newman in this girls’ basketball contest on Friday, Dec. 8. The Warhawks started to pour it on in the second quarter and led 27-15 at halftime,...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:50pm
GREENE – West Fork’s wrestlers may not have nearly enough to complete a team, but the few who coach Jared Arbegast has in his room come to compete. Four out of the five Warhawks who were at the North Butler-Clarksville wrestling...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:23pm
The annual Sheffield Merchants Holiday Party will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 2 p.m., at the First Grace Baptist Church, located on East Gilman Street. There will be refreshments of hot cider, coffee and cookies served. Drawings will be...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:19pm
The USDA’s final harvest report released Monday reflects a successful harvest for north central Iowa, but a Franklin County official said results are even better than the report indicates. Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:15pm
Many local businesses participated in the city’s Holiday Open Houses in Sheffield on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2 Five names were drawn from attendees and each won a $30 Sheffield Bucks certificate. Winners were: Galen Eisentrager, Cheryl...
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