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09/20/2017 - 3:20pm
The Sheffield City Council approved changes to the city’s fireworks ordinance during their Sept. 11 regular meeting. A conversation about adjusting the firework policy within Sheffield started during the July 10 council meeting, when Sheffield resident Doug Dohlman, of 505 Maple St., presented to the council and expressed concern about the unpermitted use of fireworks that occurred in town...
09/13/2017 - 3:37pm
The Iowa 4-H Foundation sponsors the annual Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Iowa State Fair. Counties nominate volunteers, community leaders and Extension staff members who have exemplified outstanding service and dedication to the 4-H youth program in their county. Only one individual or couple per county can be nominated each...
09/13/2017 - 3:36pm
The Sheffield Public Library held a community work day last weekend to help landscape library grounds. From 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sept. 9 approximately 30 community members came out to the library bearing shovels, rakes and other gardening tools to help remove rock outside of the library, tear up landscaping fabric and turn dirt. The Sheffield Public...
09/13/2017 - 2:16pm
The Rockwell City Council talked about working with residents on various road projects during the regular meeting on Wednesday, September 6, at city hall. At the meeting, the council discussed bills sent to the city from Ries Excavating and Mort’s Water Company for work done on East Main Street at the behest of Larry Nuehring. Believing that...
09/13/2017 - 2:09pm
Several communities and local causes within Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties recently received funding from the Farrer Endowment Foundation, a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation in Mason City. Lloyd J. Farrer and Georgetta V. Farrer of Mason City created the foundation in 1983 to make contributions and gifts to other organizations of a charitable...
09/13/2017 - 2:07pm
A landmark crowd flocked to Hansell over Labor Day weekend as TownsEnd Winery held their ninth annual Fall Wine Release celebration. Offering samples and selling wine by the glass, TownsEnd Winery used the weekend event to give people a chance to try their range of wines. From the sweet Red Raspberry wine to the antioxidant rich Aronia Berry wine...
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