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02/15/2017 - 2:04pm
Valentine’s Day, February 14, is a special day for honoring sweethearts. It may go back to Roman times, when a special festival called Lupercalia was celebrated on February 15. In the 19th century the custom began; sending valentines, pretty decorated cards or pieces of paper, to the boy or girl one liked best. Often the young couples exchanged gifts as well. Then the idea of sending comic...
02/15/2017 - 2:03pm
As state legislature drafts new election regulations, Franklin County isn’t experiencing any ‘misconduct’ In the wake of recently discovered discrepancies in the 2016 election in Dallas County, Iowa, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate has urged the state legislature to pass his collection of election regulations, known as the...
02/15/2017 - 2:01pm
Franklin County to continue positive negotiations despite possible mandate changes Public workers convened in Mason City on Saturday, Feb. 11, to voice their concerns over new legislation that would reform Iowa’s Chapter 20 Code on collective bargaining, legislation over 40 years old. Over 150 people crammed into the Mason City Public...
02/15/2017 - 1:58pm
Students took part in a “virtual field trip” West Fork students were in for a special lesson using virtual reality headsets. Deb Veersteg, a representative from the Area Education Agency, visited a number of different classrooms on Thursday, Feb. 9 to demostrate virtual reality to West Fork students and led the classes through a lesson...
02/08/2017 - 5:35pm
Sheriff Linn Larson changes policy on communicating with immigration officials      Franklin County will no longer participate in the withholding of information on arrested individuals from immigration officials, according to Franklin County Sheriff Linn Larson. Such policy previously aligned Franklin County with “...
02/08/2017 - 3:01pm
     The Rockwell City Council discussed the budget and a couple Public Works projects at their  quick regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1.      The City Council looked over the 2017-2018 budget and what each department is allocated.      The only question about the budget came from...
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