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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 1:35pm
The state of emergency continues for Franklin County. Supervisor Gary McVicker in conjunction with  Franklin County Emergency Management reported that there are flooding areas in West Fork, by Aredale, as well as flooding along the creek in...
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:09am
The National Weather service issued a warning for Northeast Franklin County that will remain in effect until 10:45 p.m. The forecasted amount of rain from last night until that time is 1-2 inches. Flooding from rivers, if any occur, is anticipated...
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:28am
Franklin County is now in a State of Emergency, according to Thomas Creighton after the rains over the last 24 hours. Preliminary data from the National Weather Service, Des Moines, said that average rain fall for Hampton over the last 48 hours...
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 4:24pm
Sheffield- Shirley J. Plagge, 84, of Sheffield, died Thursday (September 22, 2016) at the Sheffield Care Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, 504 Thompson Street, Sheffield,...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 2:34pm
      This past summer marked the 100-year anniversary of the event that added Rockwell, Sheffield and Hampton to the first ever route across country from north to south. The new highway would span from Winnipeg, Canada all the...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 2:33pm
     The West Fork Board of Education were swore into their offices and accepted a gift from Sukup Manufacturing at their monthly Board meeting on Monday.      With the new school year starting recently, the Board...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 2:32pm
The Meservey Fire Department is making an addition to it’s building. The construction has begun and the foundation is being laid now. The addition to the building is for the possibility of getting a new pumper truck for the volunteer squad...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:27am
VENTURA – A heavy thunderstorm started shortly after the varsity girls’ race began during Thursday’s cross country meet at Regular Baptist Camp in Ventura. According to Hampton-Dumont coach Traci Moorehead, about two-thirds of that...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:47pm
     First Security Bank and Trust will be closing their branches in Meservey and Swaldale on December 7, according to a press release issued by Kurt Herbrechtsmeyer, the president and CEO of First Security.     ...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:46pm
     The Rockwell Aquatic Center has closed for the season after a good year of participation.      The pool employs about 17 people throughout the summer, including lifeguards, management staff and concession...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:46pm
Rockwell resident now has to replace her furnace for the fourth time        Problems with flooding have become a major issue for some residents of Rockwell, and those issues were discussed at the regular City Council meeting...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:43pm
     The start of the new school year, when high school students start preparing to get their licenses or newly driving with their licenses, can be one of excitement and wonder in the realm of independence. But independence without...
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