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05/24/2017 - 3:45pm
A round of renovations to improve the quality of the Rockwell Aquatic Center wrapped up at the beginning of May. The nearly $28,000 project, funded through the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST), included having the pool professionally painted and the slides resurfaced. This was the first time the pool has been professionally painted. In the past, members of the staff did it. This time around, ACCO...
05/17/2017 - 2:22pm
A lot of things have changed in Swaledale since John Drury, the town’s mayor, was a kid growing up there. Old businesses have come and gone, and new ones have taken their place. Its population has taken a small dip to around 165, although its residential tax base has grown. And there are fewer farms these days. But one thing has not changed...
05/17/2017 - 12:24pm
Jon Neiderbach, of Windsor Heights, traveled to Cerro Gordo County last weekend as part of his run for Iowa Governor. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate announced his campaign in February, and traveled to First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mason City on May 12 to discuss his platform with area residents.  Neiderbach moved...
05/10/2017 - 2:48pm
When the glitz and glam of West Fork’s Arabian Nights themed prom on April 29 was over, the decorations were reused for Tiny Prom, a dance for pre-school through fourth grade students. The April 30 event welcomed approximately 60 local students to enjoy an afternoon of music and dancing. Photos from the event are available for purchase here...
05/10/2017 - 11:13am
West Fork School District was the target of a shooting threat this week, according to the Sheffield Police Department. Concerned West Fork community members contacted local law enforcement on Friday, May 5, after hearing rumors that a violent act, aimed at the school district and those associated with it, was being planned by a student. Both the...
05/10/2017 - 11:11am
Members of the Swaledale community came together to start preparing for the 2017 RAGBRAI — which will pass through the town —during a meeting at the Swaledale Public Library on May 2. The last time the annual seven-day-long bike ride across Iowa passed through Swaledale was in 2010. This time around, riders traveling the July 26 route...
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