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05/16/2019 - 10:46am
The Sheffield City Council discussed park improvements and noise complaints during their regular meeting on Monday, May 13. At the meeting the council met with Holly Coffee of the newly formed Amenities Group to discuss ideas to spruce up the city park. "It's in dire need of some updates," said Coffee, whose group has toured the park looking for ways it can be improved. They found...
04/25/2019 - 10:36am
Don’t tell the Franklin County 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Senior team that not growing up on a livestock production is a disadvantage. The team, consisting of Jaiden Shahan, of Ackley, Jenna Shahan, of Ackley, Jacob Fjeld, of Iowa Falls, Mikayla Fjeld, of Iowa Falls and Elizabeth Thiesen, Alden, claimed the State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl title...
04/25/2019 - 10:33am
Nearly a year of planning and training for Belmond resident Angie Flores culminated last week as she crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Even though she ran every step of the challenging 26.2 mile course, Flores still had a hard time comprehending what she had just done when she finished with a time of three hours and 58 minutes....
04/18/2019 - 10:22am
A group of volunteers from the Hampton area saw firsthand the impact of historic flooding in Southwest Iowa. Chris Sauke, of Church of the Living Word, organized a group of 15 volunteers to travel to Hamburg, Iowa Saturday to assist with flood cleanup. The group arrived in Hamburg at 9 a.m. Saturday and got to work helping a homeowner prepare a...
04/18/2019 - 10:20am
A wet start to spring brings an air of déjà vu to the area’s crop planting season. Angie Rieck-Heinz, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension, said once again, rain has put a hold on efforts to get fields ready for planting. Last year, wet conditions pushed planting into late May in some areas. While it’s...
04/18/2019 - 10:11am
Superintendent Darrin Strike announced his resignation during the West Fork Community School Board meeting on Monday, April 15. “Serving as the superintendent of the West Fork Community School District has been extremely rewarding,” said Strike “I am proud of the work that we have accomplished together for the benefit of the...
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