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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 1:59pm
With the new school year just around the corner, the West Fork Board of Education approved a large number of new contracts for teachers, coaches and volunteers during their regular meeting on Monday.      New kindergarten...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 1:58pm
The Rockwell City Council discussed tax incentives, pool business and employee accountability during its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 16.      The city's tax abatement policy was the first item up for discussion as...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 1:57pm
Area fire departments came together on Thursday, July 17, for a special training session in Rockwell.      Representatives from the fire departments of Rockwell, Thornton, Dougherty, Meservey, Mason City, Plymouth, Swaledale...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 1:55pm
The Linn Grove Country Club invited area kids for a children's tournament on Monday, July 21. Eighteen kids spent the late morning playing nine holes of golf out on the course.      Participating in the tournament was (...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:05am
     Five young women will compete in the 2014 Franklin County Fair Queen contest inside the Phelps Implement Tent this Thursday, at 5 p.m.      This year’s contestants include: Hannah Petersen, 18,...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:03am
The Thornton City Council met for their regular meeting on Monday, July 7.      At the meeting the city held a public hearing over the decision to enter a Sewer Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement. With no written or...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:03am
Cerro Gordo County Democrats met Thursday in a show of support for this year's nominees across the ballot.      Along with state level Democrats Sharon Steckman and Amanda Ragan, the rally was also attended by candidates...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:58am
It was an exciting day at the North Iowa Fair for Britta Becker this year.  The 16 year-old daughter of rural Swaledale's Robert and Lynda Becker was crowned fair queen last week.   "I was just really surprised when they...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:37am
Discussion over fireworks permits created sparks during the regular meeting of the Rockwell City Council on Wednesday, July 2.      Two private permits to shoot off fireworks over Independence Day weekend were requested by...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:34am
It was a big weekend for Rockwell as Independence Day celebration coincided with this year's annual Truck and Tractor Pull.      The festivities started on Thursday as the Rockwell Chamber of Commerce put on the city'...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:32am
      Heavy rainfall throughout the second half of June has created uncertainty among local agriculture experts about the potential success rates for the region’s corn and soybean crop.      Despite a...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:30am
Years of hard work and extensive planning finally paid off June 25 when local 911 dispatching services moved out of the Hampton Police Department and in to the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC).      The transition...
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