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06/20/2018 - 4:26pm
The West Fork Board of Educators approved a handful of resignations at their regular monthly assembly earlier this month. Tori Simkins, the school’s band instructor, has resigned from her position. She has been with the district for two years, according to the West Fork School website. Anne Meester has been an educator for the district since 2001. She will not be returning in the fall. A...
06/20/2018 - 4:22pm
Downtown Rockwell rang with the sound of revving engines last Saturday morning as dozens of choppers lined the streets near the Rockwell Fire Department. Although the bikers had gathered from all over northern Iowa to embark from Rockwell on a cycle journey, it wasn’t a typical Saturday Harley stroll. The North Iowa Wish Ride occurs annually...
06/18/2018 - 9:53am
The Franklin County Board of Supervisors chose the candidate to fill the late Sheriff Linn Larson’s position at their regular weekly assembly Monday, Jun 18. Three individuals from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department applied to fill the position, including former contender Deputy Rick Rieken, Deputy Aaron Dodd, and acting sheriff...
06/15/2018 - 12:54pm
The names of the three candidates applying for the Franklin County Sheriff position have been released by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors. Deputy Aaron Dodd has been serving the community since August of 2003. Rick Rieken, a deputy for Franklin County since 2003, ran against the late Sheriff Linn Larson in the regular election of 2016....
06/13/2018 - 8:03am
Libraries and young readers alike are thrilled at all that is to come in this summer’s reading program, and Sheffield Library Director Jessica Foreshoe reports the first week has been a success. Lynn Thayer, geologist, visited the library last week to give a presentation on fossils, minerals and more. He had samples from all over the world,...
06/13/2018 - 8:01am
The results are in for Iowa’s Jun 5 primary election and, while some officials remained entirely uncontested, other contenders are shoving past one another in the race by a narrow margin. Republican—Federal Steve King, Republican Representative for District 4, was contested by contender Cyndi Hanson, but she missed the mark and scored...
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