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07/10/2019 - 8:44pm
It was a meeting of new beginnings for the Swaledale City Council as they met on Monday, July 9. The meeting began with a celebration of City Clerk Judy Witte's retirement, with the city presenting her with a commemorative clock in appreciation for her years of service. "It's been an interesting 14 years," said Mayor John Drury. "I've always appreciated your work and...
07/10/2019 - 8:43pm
On Thursday through Saturday, July 4-6, Chamber Acres in Rockwell hosted the North Iowa Nationals presented by Graham Tire as part of the 50th season of National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) Championship Pulling. The 11th annual event was sponsored by the Rockwell Lions Club, with proceeds going to many great causes in the community. In NTPA...
07/04/2019 - 11:24am
Retiring Swaledale City Clerk Judy Witte is wrapping up a nearly 14-year tenure in that position. Witte started as city clerk after retiring from the field of education. “I was looking for something parttime when I saw this position was available. I applied and was hired,” she said. What does she enjoy most about the position? “I...
07/04/2019 - 11:20am
Things got a little hairy at Zion Reformed Church on Sunday as the vacation bible school kids celebrated the conclusion of their week-long classes and fundraiser event. Over the week of vacation bible school the kids solicited donations and scoured their couches for coins to raise money for Hope Haven, a charity organization that provides...
07/04/2019 - 11:18am
Fourth District Iowa Congressman Steve King addressed a number of issues during a town hall meeting Friday afternoon at the Franklin County courtroom in Hampton. In his introductory remarks, King talked about the United States trade issue. “It’s been a bit frustrating for a lot of us,” he said. “The USMCA (United States-...
06/27/2019 - 3:17pm
For about 20 minutes on Saturday, the action at Coulter Fun Day settled to honor those who served in the United States Military and acknowledge a new piece of Coulter history. The American Legion Riders on Saturday morning hosted a dedication for the Franklin County Freedom Rock, painted by artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen last fall. The...
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