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02/14/2019 - 2:59pm
The newspapers made the news as industry professionals across the state attended the annual Iowa Newspaper Association Convention and Trade Show. The three-day convention kicked off on Wednesday, February 6 with a legislative meet-and-greet where reporters and legislators from across the state met with each other to socialize in a rare non-work setting. On Thursday, the convention really began as...
02/07/2019 - 11:56am
The Thornton City Council oversaw the scheduled increase in water rates during their regular meeting on Monday, February 4. Unless directed otherwise by the council, rates for water, sewer, and garbage increase by three percent annually. The new base rates for 2019 will be $16.39 per month for water, $31.04 per month for sewer, and $16.86 per...
02/07/2019 - 11:55am
A near week of school closures due to cold weather left West Fork elementary students with an abundance of energy but the Rockwell campus teachers knew just how to burn that off. In memoriam of the 60th anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, West Fork specials teachers rounded up...
01/31/2019 - 11:53am
A contested seat on the Rockwell City Council will be definitively settled next week with a special election. The seat, formerly held by Adam Wedmore, was opened last year when Wedmore resigned after being elected to be the Cerro Gordo County Auditor. In December the council appointed Kevin Zeitler to fill the vacant seat. Zeitler had run for a...
01/31/2019 - 11:51am
Area high school students through an Iowa State Extension program can learn the ins-and-outs of leadership. The Extension’s Youth Leadership program combines sophomores and juniors from Hampton-Dumont-CAL and West Fork, who then work together to develop leadership skills. Michelle Sackville, Franklin County Extension county director, said...
01/31/2019 - 11:50am
Dr. Dave Schmitt spent his career doing what anyone wishes to do: combine his passions with his career. Schmitt, a native of rural Hampton, recently retired from his position as the State Veterinarian with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship after 20 years with the department. The position allowed Schmitt to pursue his love of...
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