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03/22/2017 - 11:50am
     The Rockwell City Council approved a change to the city ordinance when it came to nuisances.      The Council had heard concerns from residents about a semi-truck running for long periods of time.      The ordinance change was to regulate vehicle engine noise. The change is as written:      No person shall operate the...
03/22/2017 - 11:50am
     The West Fork Board of Education discussed and approved the school budget for the 2017-18 school year, and discussed the possibility of using a food management firm to take over food operations at West Fork.      At their regular meeting on Monday, Superintendent Darrin Strike went through a detailed...
03/22/2017 - 11:46am
Dougherty celebrated its Irish roots during St. Patrick’s Day with their 15 th annual Homemade Soup Contest at the old school gym next to the closed St. Patrick’s Church. The American Legion hosted the contest and Dougherty’s own Denny Campbell led the event. There were 17 different soups to choose from this year, ranging from...
03/22/2017 - 11:43am
New Executive Director of the Iowa Democratic Party talks of journey to politics Kevin Geiken was just looking for a free burger and a soda when he wandered into a Charles City campaign office for Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Barack Obama in 2007.      The Dumont native had been on a self-proclaimed “choose-...
03/22/2017 - 10:48am
A small group gathered to voice concerns and give opinions to a member from Sen. Joni Ernst’s office at the Rockwell Public Library on March 15. Brittany Carroll, Regional Director for the Ernst Office, visited Rockwell to get constituents concerns and relay them to their senator. About 10 people were at the library, and there was initial...
03/15/2017 - 3:38pm
     The Thornton City Council approved a $5 service charge on resident’s monthly water bills at their regular meeting on March 7.      The Council held a public hearing on the matter, and with no comments the measure was approved but will not take effect until after publication, per law.   ...
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