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07/18/2018 - 3:29pm
As corn grows and dry conditions produce dust, law enforcement officials are encouraging motorists to use added caution while navigating rural roads this summer. Franklin County Sheriff Aaron Dodd said one of the most important steps to avoid accidents on gravel roads this time of year is to exercise patience and awareness at intersections, as most rural intersections are unmarked by a stop or...
07/03/2018 - 1:09pm
Milton Berle once said that if opportunity doesn’t knock, one simply needs to build a door, and that’s exactly what one Rockwell man did, literally. “It started as just a side job,” said Peter St. Germain, owner of Rough Cut Woodworking, “but it took off quick and I really wasn’t expecting it to. So I quit my...
07/03/2018 - 12:00am
Note: Due to the Fourth of July deadline, this story won't appear in its entirety until the Thursday, July 12 edition of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.   SHEFFIELD — With “rally caps” on, the West Fork softball team loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning and Morgan Meier put down an RBI bunt to...
06/27/2018 - 4:04pm
With the sound of snapping timber and crumpling sheet metal came the end of an era for the Franklin County Fairgrounds. “I showed livestock here in the 50s,” said Franklin County Fair Board’s Carol Lowery, as she watched over the demolition of the fairgrounds’ dated show arena. “The arena has been around for such a...
06/27/2018 - 2:08pm
Rockwell’s 10th annual North Iowa Nationals truck and tractor pull is right around the corner, and the community is gearing up for the weekend that will bring thousands of people to the small town’s Chamber Acres. The pull is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Jul 5-7. Ticket gates will open at 5 p.m. and the shows will commence...
06/27/2018 - 2:06pm
Whether nine-years-old or 99, Swaledale’s Big Day has something to offer for all its residents and neighbors. The town-wide celebration was held last Saturday, Jun 23, and featured a classic car and tractor show, a parade and wine tastings by Hansell’s Towns End Winery. Nearly $600 was raised by the pie auction, and Vernon Harper, of...
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