Travis Fischer

07/10/2019 - 8:44pm
It was a meeting of new beginnings for the Swaledale City Council as they met on Monday, July 9. The meeting began with a celebration of City Clerk Judy Witte's retirement, with the city presenting her with a commemorative clock in appreciation for her years of service. "It's been an interesting 14 years," said Mayor John Drury. "I've always appreciated your work and...
07/04/2019 - 11:20am
Things got a little hairy at Zion Reformed Church on Sunday as the vacation bible school kids celebrated the conclusion of their week-long classes and fundraiser event. Over the week of vacation bible school the kids solicited donations and scoured their couches for coins to raise money for Hope Haven, a charity organization that provides...
06/20/2019 - 3:08pm
It was the last school board meeting for West Fork Superintendent Darrin Strike as the board closed out the fiscal year during their regular meeting on Monday, June 17. The board thanked Strike for his years of service to the district and approved a contract for his replacement, Michael Kruger. Kruger, who once worked in the district when it was...
06/20/2019 - 3:03pm
A rainy day didn’t stop the fun in Swaledale on Saturday, June 15 as the community came together for a “Spring Fling” potluck dinner. Organized by Cathy Caspers Diercks and Cindy Caspers McDermott as a less work-intensive way to celebrate the community, as opposed to Big Day, the event invited the community to gather together...
06/20/2019 - 3:01pm
Long-time area employer Eaton Corporation has announced that they will be shutting down their heavy duty engine valve plant in Belmond. Employees of the Belmond facility were informed last Thursday that the factory would be closing down by the end of next year. "We're building out the details at this time," said Eaton Senior Manager...
06/13/2019 - 12:54pm
A dispute between neighbors continued at the regular Rockwell City Council meeting on Wednesday, June 5 as Wanda Kruse and Pat Sheldon continued to debate the use of their shared alley. The issue revolves around a series of trees in the alley planted by the Sheldons. At the previous meeting, Kruse requested that the Sheldons move the trees further...
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