Savannah Howe

04/18/2018 - 3:10pm
The personnel portion of the West Fork School Board’s agenda was a little lengthier than usual at their regular monthly assembly last Monday. The retirement notice of long-time Administrative Assistant Patty Petersen was met with heavy hearts and well wishes from the board. Petersen began serving the community in 1998, in the Rockwell-Swaledale district. She then shifted her career and...
04/11/2018 - 4:21pm
Community members flocked to the Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Rockwell last Saturday to show their support for Emersyn Brown, a ten-year-old Sheffield native who is battling leukemia. The benefit included a live auction and silent auction, and received donations big and small, ranging from bean bag toss game sets to gift baskets and baked goods....
04/04/2018 - 4:41pm
The Sheffield Economic Development Committee took significant strides in its endeavor to enrich the community’s housing market at its monthly meeting last Tuesday, March 27. The committee unanimously voted against Iowa State’s “Marketing Main Street” program, which would charge Sheffield between $1,500 and $2,000 to train...
04/04/2018 - 4:35pm
Two Sheffield residents visited the Iowa Statehouse on behalf of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) last month to advocate for state veterinary laboratory funding. Mark Devries, District Four Director of the ICA, and Steve Riles, both of Sheffield, spoke with legislators regarding a potential 20 million dollar project that would provide...
03/28/2018 - 2:49pm
Every teacher and para-educator at the West Fork Sheffield and Rockwell campuses will add a new skill to their arsenal: traumatic injury response training, according to administrators at the West Fork School Board meeting this month. The new training course, called "Stop the Bleed," is designed to provide the teachers with the knowledge...
03/28/2018 - 2:47pm
It's nice to dream of a white Christmas. The holiday season romanticizes snow; it's still early in the winter, commuters haven't spent months trudging through the slush and spray to work yet, and Iowa's cornfields are covered in a pristine and untouched blanket of snow. However, the whopping 14-17.5 inches that were dumped on the...
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