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06/21/2017 - 5:47pm
This article is part of a larger series that will break up the data provided in the study into smaller sections, putting their impact into context of the multiple forces at work when it comes to the Franklin County housing market. For context, this story reviews the demographics of the Franklin County population. Future articles will breakdown the numbers in this story further for understanding....
06/21/2017 - 5:40pm
This summer will be pretty much like any other for Hampton resident Mike Elling, who has spent his life teaching at both Hampton-Dumont Middle School and West Fork High School. With school out for the next few months, he will get to relax, and enjoy some down time without worrying about creating lesson plans or grading tests. But when this summer...
06/14/2017 - 10:43am
In 1885, a Swedish immigrant named Emil Tyden came to the United States with just $20 to his name. After he arrived, he went on to become well known for his inventions, from cargo seals for railroads to fire-fighting sprinkler systems. During his lifetime, Tyden was also heavily involved in agriculture, and purchased and built up eight large farms...
06/14/2017 - 10:40am
With the last day of West Fork’s 2016-2017 school year also came preschool-1st grade general music teacher and high school choir director Shelby Wilson’s last day with the district. Since starting in 2012, Wilson has directed West Fork High School’s musicals, concert choir, show choir and chamber singers, and has handled the...
06/13/2017 - 10:52am
ALLISON – West Fork’s baseball team overcame a two-run first inning hole by scoring five runs in the second and then kept adding on in an eventual 9-5 road win against North Butler on Wednesday, June 7. The Warhawks also managed to get by a rocky start for pitcher Mitchell Halloran, who gave up four runs, two of which were earned on...
06/07/2017 - 4:18pm
This year’s Independence Day could be more explosive than most. Earlier this year, the state legislature passed a law that makes firework sales legal in Iowa for the first time in nearly eight decades. However, strict rules and regulations still apply. While firework sales are legal, they are not legal all the time. Instead, the state has...
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