Travis Fischer

04/25/2019 - 10:41am
Those that liked their health insurance will get to keep it for at least another year as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have approved the extension of transitional policies in Iowa through 2020. Transitional plans and plans that were grandfathered in following the passage of the Affordable Care Act continue to be utilized by over 82,000 Iowans and while the continued renewal of...
03/28/2019 - 10:25am
Plans for Rockwell’s storm sewer renovation continued during their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 20. Now that the city has settled on a path for funding the storm sewer project, the council met with Justin Miller of McClure Engineering to discuss the details of the project and tentative timetable. Depending on how the bids come in, the...
03/21/2019 - 1:17pm
Nobody went hungry in Dougherty on Saturday as the community came together for the 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Homemade Soup Contest. Sponsored by American Legion Post 354, the contest featured twenty crockpots of chilies, stews, and soups for everyone to try out as people from across the state and beyond gathered in the little town for...
03/21/2019 - 1:16pm
The West Fork Community School Board talked about the senior trip, next year’s budget, and e-sports during their regular meeting on Monday, March 18 in Rockwell. The meeting began with a presentation by representatives from the senior class as Lauren Trewin, Mckenna Weaver, Samantha Ries, Mara Heimbuch, Rachael Jones, and Devin Kotenbeutl...
03/14/2019 - 11:41am
The Rockwell city council decided to move forward with their storm sewer renovation project this year during their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 6. At the meeting, the board held a public hearing concerning a resolution to enter into a general obligation bond for up to $1,030,000 to finance the project. Though the resolution was approved, it...
03/14/2019 - 11:39am
The weather outside has been frightful, but while snowy roads may cause scheduling headaches for some, for others they can really be a matter of life and death. For the EMS department at Franklin General Hospital, winter storms provide a real challenge for ambulance crews as they try to keep themselves safe while attending to medical emergencies...
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