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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...
06/06/2018 - 3:50pm
Summer fun has begun, but healthcare off icials want to make sure the heat and sun are enjoyed as safely as possible. Allie Kjormoe, ARNP at Franklin Medical Center- Hampton, said summer’s heat, sun exposure and humidity can be dangerous if not approached properly. “Prolonged heat and sun exposure can lead to sunburn, heat exhaustion...
06/06/2018 - 3:48pm
Sunner Finisher Farm, contracted by Iowa Select of Iowa Falls, was denied an application to construct an additional hog confinement site at their existing location near Latimer and Coulter in the Marion Township. The Board of Supervisors (BOS) made this unanimous rejection Wednesday, May 30. Four community objections were received by the BOS....
06/06/2018 - 3:15pm
Summertime and ice cream go hand in hand, but for one Hampton native, the frozen treat is a year round commitment. Dereck Lewis, a 2004 Hampton-Dumont graduate, is the man responsible for Thelma’s Treats, the ice cream sandwich brand that combines homemade cookies and soft serve ice cream. Thelma’s, the name an homage to his...
06/06/2018 - 3:08pm
On Sunday, May 20 the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office received a call that reminded residents of a decades-old local cold case. Human remains were recovered in the 22000 block of 275th Street—near Mason City and North Iowa Area Community College—and were sent to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny. An...
06/06/2018 - 3:06pm
When Bev Bohach sits down at the piano, the ivory keys mean more to her than just a hobby. “We totaled all my years of teaching piano lessons up, and it came to 53 years,” said Bohach, a Sheffield native. Children and adults in the community alike have been coming to Bohach for over half a century to either begin their journey as a...
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