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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:55pm
Hot and humid conditions weren’t enough to keep people from turning out to support cancer research Saturday in Sheffield for the 2014 Franklin County Relay For Life.      Around $67,000 was raised by local Relay teams,...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:47pm
For the second time in two years, Franklin County has been declared a disaster area by the federal government.      President Barack Obama and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared Franklin County and 25...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 2:17pm
The National Weather Service (NWS) ruled damage sustained to a handful of rural Alexander farm buildings was the result of an EF1 tornado on June 16.      Local officials and residents affected by the storm suspected a...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 2:16pm
NIACC President Dr. Steve Schulz met Friday with members of the media to provide an update on the NIACC student housing construction project.      “We are extremely excited about the progress of our new student housing...
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...
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