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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 11:27am
Since the okay has been given to return to Iowa high school summer sports, baseball and softball, what will it look for the officials who call the games? Some area umpires weighed in on just that. Umpires, including former Hampton-Dumont athletic...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 11:20am
HAMPTON – There may be a lot more than usual guidelines to follow, but following the governor’s proclamation on Wednesday, May 20 that summer sports practice could start on June 1, the governing bodies of the Iowa High School Athletic...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:32am
DES MOINES – West Fork’s Taylor Twedt is among a trio in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s 2020 track and field Hall of Fame, announced recently. The Class of 2020 will be formally inducted at the 2021 state track and...
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 2:59pm
Golfing during the coronavirus pandemic remains one of the few things people who want to be active can do while maintaining a social/physical distance from others. All of the area golf courses have kept a steady flow of business since the weather...
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 2:58pm
Four Sheffield community churches came together on Tuesday, May 5 to offer a meal for area residents and raise funds for the local food bank. Hamburgers grilled up by the Franklin County Cattlemen were served up to a line of cars that extended from...
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 2:56pm
The Sheffield City Council discussed when or if they will re-open the city swimming pool during their regular meeting on Monday, May 11. Like most public places, swimming pools have been closed under the state emergency proclamation to prevent the...
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 2:55pm
Rockwell's 150th Anniversary celebration has been postponed until next year due to the spread of COVID-19. The decision was made on Wednesday, May 6 at the regular Rockwell City Council meeting. Since it is unknown what the state rules will be...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:55am
SHEFFIELD – Tim Shreckengost of Sheffield defied the odds by hitting a hole-in one on Ridge Stone Golf Course hole No. 6 for the second time in his career, the latest coming on Sunday, May 3. The odds of hitting one hole-in-one is 12,500 to 1...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 4:34pm
SHEFFIELD – Newly-updated dugouts await West Fork’s baseball team and its visitors this summer, it only remains to be seen if those updates will be met with a 2020 season. New head coach Tom Shreckengost inquired about replacing the...
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 2:33pm
With many families now facing sudden financial uncertainty, area food banks remain an understanding and reliable source to provide balanced meals to those in need. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of area residents have faced job cuts...
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 2:29pm
After years of planning and setbacks, ground broke last week on Rockwell's long awaited storm sewer renovation project. Once finished, the new 36-inch pipe will carry water from 3rd Street all the way to Beaver Creek, hopefully saving households...
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 2:27pm
There's trouble in River City, with a capital T, which rhymes with C, which stands for COVID-19. With the pandemic continuing to spread across the state, the Mason City Chamber of Commerce announced this week that the North Iowa Band Festival,...
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