Savannah Howe

09/05/2018 - 4:05pm
It took just 10 hours for the evidence of a severe thunderstorm that slammed the Sheffield area to be cleared away by volunteers and city crews, Franklin County officials report. According to Franklin County Emergency Services Director Thomas Craighton, 70 volunteers, mostly from Sheffield, signed up to lend a hand in the early Monday morning hours following the storm’s end late Sunday...
08/29/2018 - 4:22pm
A Rockwell resident and councilman has announced he has received the Democratic party nomination for the elected position of Cerro Gordo County Auditor. Adam Wedmore is an active Rockwell resident, holding a seat on the city’s council and many other boards and commissions. “I have always been active in public service and have found the...
08/27/2018 - 4:57pm
The Sheffield and Rockwell communities are in full-fledged cleanup mode following severe weather that occurred Sunday night. Dozens of utility trucks, city vehicles, and emergency response vehicles lined the streets of Sheffield Monday as officials chipped away at the storm’s aftermath. Sheffield and Rockwell have been in the dark since 11 p...
08/22/2018 - 3:37pm
The Swaledale city council approved plans for a new playground at their last regular assembly earlier this month. The plans include a purchase of monkey bars, a teeter totter, and balance beams, all totaling just over $5,500 in grants and more in fundraising by local kids. The Troy Smeby memorial was also approved at the meeting. Smeby, a former...
08/22/2018 - 3:35pm
The Rockwell city council held the first public hearing in a series of several to finalize their animal control ordinance reform, which abolishes breed-specific terms that created upset among local dog owners. While some half-dozen Rockwell citizens were in attendance for the meeting, none had comments on the new draft. “I just want to say...
08/22/2018 - 3:30pm
A man who forgot to clean his trash out of a truck stolen from a Swaledale resident was arrested. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department, Andrew Cinque Jackson Jr., 36, of Gladstone, Missouri took a 1992 Ford Ranger without consent of the owner earlier this month. The Ranger was returned the following day, but a Walmart...
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