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06/20/2018 - 4:26pm
The West Fork Board of Educators approved a handful of resignations at their regular monthly assembly earlier this month. Tori Simkins, the school’s band instructor, has resigned from her position. She has been with the district for two years, according to the West Fork School website. Anne Meester has been an educator for the district since 2001. She will not be returning in the fall. A...
06/20/2018 - 4:22pm
Downtown Rockwell rang with the sound of revving engines last Saturday morning as dozens of choppers lined the streets near the Rockwell Fire Department. Although the bikers had gathered from all over northern Iowa to embark from Rockwell on a cycle journey, it wasn’t a typical Saturday Harley stroll. The North Iowa Wish Ride occurs annually...
06/19/2018 - 10:23am
ACKLEY – Right from the first batter, West Fork certainly had its hitting shoes on against AGWSR on Thursday, June 14 during this non-conference baseball game at Ackley. Lead-off hitter Mitchell Halloran started the game off with a home run to right, his first of two on the night against first-time varsity starter Ben Macy, on a night when...
06/18/2018 - 9:53am
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors chose the candidate to fill the late Sheriff Linn Larson’s position at their regular weekly assembly Monday, Jun 18. Three individuals from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department applied to fill the position, including former contender Deputy Rick Rieken, Deputy Aaron Dodd, and acting sheriff...
06/13/2018 - 8:03am
Libraries and young readers alike are thrilled at all that is to come in this summer’s reading program, and Sheffield Library Director Jessica Foreshoe reports the first week has been a success. Lynn Thayer, geologist, visited the library last week to give a presentation on fossils, minerals and more. He had samples from all over the world,...
06/13/2018 - 8:01am
The results are in for Iowa’s Jun 5 primary election and, while some officials remained entirely uncontested, other contenders are shoving past one another in the race by a narrow margin. Republican—Federal Steve King, Republican Representative for District 4, was contested by contender Cyndi Hanson, but she missed the mark and scored...
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