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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:25am
SHEFFIELD – Class A fifth-ranked St. Ansgar was everything it was billed to be. The Saints rushed for 409 total yards and were dominant defensively in handing West Fork its second straight loss of the season, 49-6, on Friday, Sept. 19....
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:31pm
Parents that had children in any Franklin County school between January 2000 and August 2014 have until Sept. 30 to file a claim and receive a small payment as part of a recent lawsuit settlement with one of Iowa’s largest food distributors...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:28pm
The City of Sheffield has a new full time city clerk. Katy Flint of Hampton has taken the job, following the departure of former clerk, Amanda Dannen. Flint, a Hampton native, was the chief sales officer for Cell Tech when she decided it was...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:24pm
      April Hemmes fought back tears as she described the agonizing uncertainty she and her husband, Tom Kazmerzak, have faced in the year since their son’s disappearance.     “To try to explain to...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:18am
SHEFFIELD – Facing match point in the third set of a Corn Bowl Conference rivalry match, North Butler clawed its way back into it. But West Fork was able to hold on in a 25-20, 25-16, 27-29, 23-25, 15-5 win over the Bearcats on Thursday,...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 12:03pm
Iowa’s approximately 7,200 Army National Guard soldiers got an unexpected weekend off this week as budget shortfalls resulted in the postponement of their weekend training. As the federal fiscal year comes to a close, the National Guard...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:52am
Sheffield Police Officer Jeremy Dodge turned in his resignation on Monday during Sheffield’s regular city council meeting. After three years serving the Sheffield  community, Dodge will be moving on to another career...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:44am
Great weather, new attractions and increased attendance combined to make the 2014 Franklin County Fair a resounding success compared to 2013.      Fair officials are reporting profit increases in nearly every category from...
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 11:43am
Hampton physician Dr. David Dennis will hang up his stethoscope for the final time Sept. 30 after 38 years of service to Franklin County and the surrounding area.      Dennis, a native of Denison, spent his entire medical...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 11:11am
SHEFFIELD – A blocked kick and stops made by West Fork against Belmond-Klemme on fourth down helped the Warhawk football team to hang on against the Broncos, 20-19, on Friday, Sept. 5. Under first-year coach Eric Gabe, who has the Warhawks...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 11:06am
HAMPTON – Less than a week after rolling her vehicle on a county road, West Fork head volleyball coach Abbee Dickman directed her team to an eighth straight Franklin County Triangular win. She has the bumps and bruises to show for the...
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:52pm
Wanda (Heimendinger) Barney, 98, of Davenport, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Crest Health Care Center, Davenport.  A private family gathering will be held at a later date.  Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting her...
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