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02/14/2018 - 7:38pm
Collin Witte, of Rockwell, has been awarded a beekeeping scholarship from the Iowa Honey Producers Association. Soon Witte will receive his beekeeping equipment and begin to assemble his hive. The items he will be granted include: a beehive, beekeeping equipment, honeybees, a mentor and beekeeping classes. In late April, Witte will get the honeybees and place them into his hive with the help of...
01/31/2018 - 5:19pm
A shooting at the Dows exit in Franklin County at around 1:30 a.m., on Sunday, Jan. 28 remains under investigation. The shooting sent one victim by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City. After an initial response by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Wright County Sheriff’s Office, and...
01/31/2018 - 4:34pm
Sheffield native Nicki Rusinack has a very personal passion for the recognition of veterans and the importance of the sacrifices they endure for our nation. Her father, David Rusinack, is a Vietnam war veteran and the originating spark of Nicki’s endeavors that have created shockwaves far beyond Iowa’s borders. Rusinack, currently...
01/31/2018 - 4:19pm
Despite the city's size, the community of Rockwell perseveres with its many resources and assets. From a fun-filled community pool to a beautiful public school campus, this township holds a mighty little candle to all the challenges it faces as a rural Iowan city. The Rockwell Public Library is no exception, and its administrators are eager to...
01/29/2018 - 3:40pm
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify two subjects possibly connected to a shooting near the Dows exit in Franklin County early Sunday morning. Surveillance footage from a nearby convenience store showed the two individuals possibly connected to the incident in the store shortly before the shooting occurred. The...
01/24/2018 - 4:51pm
On Tuesday afternoons, a classroom at the West Fork Rockwell campus is teeming with the sounds of curious young voices, experiments, and shouts of inquiry as young students engage in West Fork's new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) club. The school was pleasantly surprised at the amount of children interested in...
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