Savannah Howe

01/17/2018 - 6:15pm
The rural Iowan community holds much appeal for families with young children looking to establish roots: quiet neighborhoods, intimate teacher to student ratios, and lower crime rates, relative to bigger metropolitan areas. While the lifestyle of a family in area like this one may be different than one in, say, New York, the quality of life here is difficult to beat. However, one shared trouble...
01/10/2018 - 3:59pm
The high school gymnasium was alive with the sound of games, popping balloons and laughter when grades 9-12 crowded the bleachers on Wednesday, Jan 3. West Fork’s students had a full agenda ahead of them, including a ceremony recognizing academics, a fine arts display, games, class meetings and a handful of guest speakers. The Warhawk Way To...
01/03/2018 - 9:53pm
The year is 2018, and schools all over have embraced the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs as a vital stepping-stone into college curriculums. University classrooms are moving further and further away from a lecture-based, pen-and-paper learning environment. Professors are using hands-on problem...
01/03/2018 - 9:52pm
A Cerro Gordo County Deputy chased a Ventura man across Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock and Wright counties at approximately 12:30 a.m., on Christmas morning. The pursuit began when Justin Glidden, operating a 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue, refused to pull over at the intersection of 237th St. and Balsam Ave., just south of Ventura, according to the...
01/03/2018 - 9:45pm
Sukup Manufacturing Co. needs a gigantic bow to top off their gift of brand new renovations to the West Fork FFA Chapter’s agricultural barn, which will expand the dated building’s lifetime significantly. This historic 19th century structure has many past lives, including being a church, a masonry and a horse barn, but it now houses...
12/27/2017 - 3:34pm
The Iowa farmland value survey released by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development of Iowa State University defied expectations this year. Farmland values per acre were experiencing a three year (2014-2016) steady decline unsettlingly similar to that of the 1980s farming crisis. At the end of 2016, dollar value per acre of farmland fell...
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