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04/18/2018 - 3:12pm
Earlier this month, the Hampton Rotary Club distributed 155 dictionaries to Franklin County third graders. John Terwin, co-president of the Rotary Club, said the annual event is greatly anticipated by both Rotary and the students. “For one, kids love to get the books,” he said. “At times, you start to wonder if they still appreciate a dictionary, but their eyes still light up...
04/11/2018 - 4:23pm
Teasing, tension, and testy waters will likely always exist between generations. Younger people frustrate older ones, and kids are oftentimes perplexed by their parents. No matter how much upset there is at the borders between each generation, there are two demographics in particular that seem to have heightened levels of agitation: millennials...
04/11/2018 - 4:21pm
Community members flocked to the Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Rockwell last Saturday to show their support for Emersyn Brown, a ten-year-old Sheffield native who is battling leukemia. The benefit included a live auction and silent auction, and received donations big and small, ranging from bean bag toss game sets to gift baskets and baked goods....
04/04/2018 - 4:41pm
The Sheffield Economic Development Committee took significant strides in its endeavor to enrich the community’s housing market at its monthly meeting last Tuesday, March 27. The committee unanimously voted against Iowa State’s “Marketing Main Street” program, which would charge Sheffield between $1,500 and $2,000 to train...
04/04/2018 - 4:35pm
Two Sheffield residents visited the Iowa Statehouse on behalf of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) last month to advocate for state veterinary laboratory funding. Mark Devries, District Four Director of the ICA, and Steve Riles, both of Sheffield, spoke with legislators regarding a potential 20 million dollar project that would provide...
04/04/2018 - 4:32pm
Members and parents attended the annual banquet of the West Fork FFA Chapter on Tuesday, March 20 in the north gymnasium of the West Fork High School. A catered meal was served courtesy of Hickory Park located in Ames, Iowa. Each year, the FFA chapter hosts the banquet to recognize member achievements from the previous year, recognize community...
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