Savannah Howe

06/20/2018 - 4:26pm
The West Fork Board of Educators approved a handful of resignations at their regular monthly assembly earlier this month. Tori Simkins, the school’s band instructor, has resigned from her position. She has been with the district for two years, according to the West Fork School website. Anne Meester has been an educator for the district since 2001. She will not be returning in the fall. A...
06/06/2018 - 3:48pm
Sunner Finisher Farm, contracted by Iowa Select of Iowa Falls, was denied an application to construct an additional hog confinement site at their existing location near Latimer and Coulter in the Marion Township. The Board of Supervisors (BOS) made this unanimous rejection Wednesday, May 30. Four community objections were received by the BOS....
06/06/2018 - 3:08pm
On Sunday, May 20 the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office received a call that reminded residents of a decades-old local cold case. Human remains were recovered in the 22000 block of 275th Street—near Mason City and North Iowa Area Community College—and were sent to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny. An...
06/06/2018 - 3:06pm
When Bev Bohach sits down at the piano, the ivory keys mean more to her than just a hobby. “We totaled all my years of teaching piano lessons up, and it came to 53 years,” said Bohach, a Sheffield native. Children and adults in the community alike have been coming to Bohach for over half a century to either begin their journey as a...
05/31/2018 - 4:39pm
In smaller communities, bicycling is a cost-efficient, environment-friendly and health-boosting alternative to vehicular travel during the warm months. Many choose to leave their motorized wheels in park and hit the streets on a six-speed. However, federal statistics show that bicycling comes with great risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety...
05/31/2018 - 4:36pm
The West Fork seventh and eighth graders got the opportunity to participate in a day full of scientific learning last Tuesday, May 29. Multiple agencies visited the school to provide the program, including Iowa State University, The Franklin County Extension Office and Central Rivers AEA. The students were able to experience virtual reality...
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