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...
08/08/2018 - 4:12pm
The Rockwell city council has decided to move forward with a project that will provide the community with a new, professionally developed website. At their last regular assembly last week, Councilman Adam Wedmore presented quotes from two web development companies, one based out of Mason City and one a nationwide franchise. The council moved...
08/08/2018 - 4:07pm
Cerro Gordo County is taking strides to move away from County Social Services (CSS), a 22-county-wide mental health and disability services program, to Central Iowa Crisis Services (CICS), a similar organization that serves neighboring counties such as Franklin and Greene. The need for change Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Chris Watts said that it...
08/08/2018 - 4:04pm
A new face is joining the ranks of West Fork’s leadership—filling the vacancy left by former high school principal Clyde Tarrence—and she brings with her a whole nest of new Warkhawks. Dreams of being a teacher brought to life Bobby Willms, a Wisconsin native, is a family-oriented administrator with almost 15 years’ worth...
08/01/2018 - 2:41pm
A Rockwell man was involved in a two-vehicle accident in which he was driving down the wrong lane of Highway 65 last Friday. Heather Fails, 47, of Mason City, was heading north on the highway at just before 11 p.m., and Fred Berger, 85, of Rockwell was southbound in the northbound lane. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff, Fails attempted...
08/01/2018 - 2:40pm
The Rockwell Lions Club is hosting an evening of dirt track figure eight racing on Saturday, Aug 11. Residents should be advised of potential higher-than-usual noise and traffic levels in the area, but less than what is anticipated during the National Truck and Tractor Pull. The races begin at 7 p.m., and the Lions Club expects around 1,000 people...
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