Dick Fridley

07/10/2019 - 8:43pm
On Thursday through Saturday, July 4-6, Chamber Acres in Rockwell hosted the North Iowa Nationals presented by Graham Tire as part of the 50th season of National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) Championship Pulling. The 11th annual event was sponsored by the Rockwell Lions Club, with proceeds going to many great causes in the community. In NTPA Championship Pulling, vehicles drag a 20-ton...
07/04/2019 - 11:24am
Retiring Swaledale City Clerk Judy Witte is wrapping up a nearly 14-year tenure in that position. Witte started as city clerk after retiring from the field of education. “I was looking for something parttime when I saw this position was available. I applied and was hired,” she said. What does she enjoy most about the position? “I...
07/04/2019 - 11:18am
Fourth District Iowa Congressman Steve King addressed a number of issues during a town hall meeting Friday afternoon at the Franklin County courtroom in Hampton. In his introductory remarks, King talked about the United States trade issue. “It’s been a bit frustrating for a lot of us,” he said. “The USMCA (United States-...
06/27/2019 - 3:14pm
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig said Iowa farmers have been working hard to overcome the slow start to the crop planting season. Naig was in Hampton last Thursday, as part of his 99-county Iowa tour. “Summer is a good time to travel. I also enjoy getting to visit county fairs and to discuss agricultural issues,” he said. The...
06/27/2019 - 2:53pm
The June 19 Rockwell City Council meeting saw the resolution of a debate involving trees planted by Bill and Pat Sheldon along an alley in the community. At a May meeting, fellow property owner Wanda Kruse requested that the Sheldons move the trees further into their property as they hindered her ability to mow. It was noted by the council at the...
06/27/2019 - 2:50pm
Darrin Strike’s career as superintendent of the West Fort School District is coming to a successful end at the end of this month. Strike will be commencing a career as a regional administrator for the Grant Wood Area Education Agency based out of Cedar Rapids. “I will be working with a number of districts to make sure they are...
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