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08/08/2018 - 4:17pm
Franklin County officials are facing a dilemma in regards to raising recycling costs, a crisis that is affecting communities on the national level. The problem stems from the United States’ recycling relationship with China, explained Ned Parker, Conservation Director of Franklin County Conservation. China has accepted American materials to be processed and recycled in past years, but...
08/08/2018 - 4:12pm
The Rockwell city council has decided to move forward with a project that will provide the community with a new, professionally developed website. At their last regular assembly last week, Councilman Adam Wedmore presented quotes from two web development companies, one based out of Mason City and one a nationwide franchise. The council moved...
08/08/2018 - 4:07pm
Cerro Gordo County is taking strides to move away from County Social Services (CSS), a 22-county-wide mental health and disability services program, to Central Iowa Crisis Services (CICS), a similar organization that serves neighboring counties such as Franklin and Greene. The need for change Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Chris Watts said that it...
08/08/2018 - 4:04pm
A new face is joining the ranks of West Fork’s leadership—filling the vacancy left by former high school principal Clyde Tarrence—and she brings with her a whole nest of new Warkhawks. Dreams of being a teacher brought to life Bobby Willms, a Wisconsin native, is a family-oriented administrator with almost 15 years’ worth...
08/01/2018 - 2:44pm
As area children found out last week, science can be a little weird and a lot of fun. Nearly a dozen students, from third grade and up, participated in the Iowa State University Extension Franklin County’s Outdoor Science Camp at Mayne’s Grove. In the morning, students learned about raptors and their habitats, characteristics and more...
08/01/2018 - 2:41pm
A Rockwell man was involved in a two-vehicle accident in which he was driving down the wrong lane of Highway 65 last Friday. Heather Fails, 47, of Mason City, was heading north on the highway at just before 11 p.m., and Fred Berger, 85, of Rockwell was southbound in the northbound lane. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff, Fails attempted...
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