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11/08/2019 - 8:46am
During its regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Thornton City Council took the next step in selling the former school land in the community. Daryl Overson had expressed an interest in purchasing the land in order to construct a house and a storage area for supplies for his plumbing business. The measure was subject to a public hearing and approval of the Council. During Monday’s...
11/08/2019 - 8:42am
The 2019-20 school year is off to a good start for West Fork High School exchange students Alara Altundal and Manuel Bibi Altundal, from Turkey, is staying with the Yolanda and Nathan Pralle family during the school year. Bibi’s host family are Toni and Brandon Lauffer. The two students arrived in Sheffield during the summer. Both have...
11/08/2019 - 8:40am
State Auditor Rob Sand paid a visit to Hampton on Monday, October 28 for a public meeting to talk with local residents. Sand started the meeting with an update on the changes he has made to the State Auditor's office since being elected last year. "We've been very busy," said Sand. "Most of the stuff we talked about during...
11/08/2019 - 8:38am
Members from all reaches of the community got a first-hand glimpse into what it takes to be an immigrant to the country. La Luz Hispana on Satur-day hosted “Getting in Line: An Immigration Simulation” at the Youth For Christ building in Hampton. The activity pitted participants with vari-ous scenarios regarding their arrival in the...
11/08/2019 - 8:35am
West Fork High School will be the site of a full evening of entertainment on Sunday, Nov. 11. The festivities begin with a spaghetti dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. It will be a free will meal, with proceeds to benefit the West Fork High School Senior Class. That will be followed by a pair of Dairyland Donkey Basketball Games starting at 7 p.m. in the...
10/24/2019 - 9:40am
Mid-October brought below freezing temperatures but area crops dodged disaster for the most part. Angie Rieck- Hinz, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said that temperatures on Oct. 11 dropped to 30 degrees in the area overnight. Rieck-Hinz said that while temperatures likely reached colder temperatures in lower...
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