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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...
09/19/2018 - 4:34pm
The Sheff ield City Council applied the brakes on putting a Sukup Safe T Home at the city campground during their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 10. At the meeting, the council considered a bid to install electrical service for a Safe T Home to be placed at the city campground, which led into a greater discussion about whether the city wanted a...
09/19/2018 - 4:32pm
The Swaledale City Council met on Monday, September 10 for their regular meeting at the city office. At the meeting the council met with Cerro Gordo County Treasurer Pat Wright, who walked the council through the functions of the treasurer’s office. Wright is also serving as the interim County Auditor but left the task of explaining the...
09/12/2018 - 4:04pm
A wet end to the growing season has created some potential concerns for area crop producers. Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension field agronomist who serves Franklin County, said standing water after torrential and consistent rains could create stalk quality issues i n cor n. She advises farmers to go into fields and conduct a sample...
09/12/2018 - 4:02pm
Franklin County Conservation last weekend welcomed a new resource for outdoors enthusiasts. On Saturday, Franklin County Conservation and Pheasants Forever held a dedication ceremony for the Forever Fen, a hunting and recreational plot on Spring Creek west of Beed’s Lake. Ned Parker, Franklin County Conservation Director, said the land is...
09/12/2018 - 4:00pm
The Thornton City Council welcomed Mike Hopkey to the council during their regular meeting on Monday, September 10. Hopkey will be serving out the remainder of Mike Younge’s term, who resigned from the council last month. “I’m just glad to be here,” said Hopkey. In other business, the council moved forward with the purchase...
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