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09/19/2018 - 4:37pm
Area citizens broke a little sweat in the unseasonable heat to help those in need. Church World Services, which provides hunger relief nationally and internationally, on Sunday conducted its annual, nationwide CROP Hunger Walk, which challenges communities to walk and raise money to help end hunger both at home and across the world. Nearly 30 people affiliated with different churches and...
09/05/2018 - 4:24pm
Peyton Kofoot’s fair project garnered a blue ribbon at the Franklin County Fair and a purple at the Iowa State Fair, but the meaning behind the project what gives the project its heart. Peyton, a sixth grader at Hampton- Dumont, elected to research the history of the ice cream stand at the Franklin County for the self-determined 4-H project...
09/05/2018 - 4:12pm
Suzan Helmke is surprised it’s been 20 years since she began working at the Franklin County Clerk of Courts Office. “Twenty years have really flown by,” said the judicial specialist for the department, adding that a working career spanning 40 years is hard to comprehend. “It doesn’t seem like I’ve worked for 40...
09/05/2018 - 4:05pm
It took just 10 hours for the evidence of a severe thunderstorm that slammed the Sheffield area to be cleared away by volunteers and city crews, Franklin County officials report. According to Franklin County Emergency Services Director Thomas Craighton, 70 volunteers, mostly from Sheffield, signed up to lend a hand in the early Monday morning...
08/29/2018 - 4:20pm
The community of Sheffield gathered for a late-summer celebration on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the annual People in the Park celebration–a day packed with a kid-friendly festivities and entertainment for the whole family. The event, organized by the Sheffield Community Club, started the morning with a parade and an omelet breakfast. Families then...
08/27/2018 - 4:57pm
The Sheffield and Rockwell communities are in full-fledged cleanup mode following severe weather that occurred Sunday night. Dozens of utility trucks, city vehicles, and emergency response vehicles lined the streets of Sheffield Monday as officials chipped away at the storm’s aftermath. Sheffield and Rockwell have been in the dark since 11 p...
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