• 01/13/2022 - 10:04am

  • Pastor G. Kim Wills, chairman of the West Fork Food Pantry Board, addresses those in attendance at the grand opening of the new location for the facility at 106 West Gilman Street in Sheffield

    Offering his congratulations at the observance was Sheffield Mayor Scott Sanders.

    These were some of those in attendance at the special event.

    Highlighting the program was the ceremonial burning of the mortgage for the new site

    Diane Wills, site coordinator for the Food Pantry, celebrates the traditional ribbon cutting.

    There were lots of smiles for Food Pantry officials and visitors during the open house.

    This large room in the southwest corner of the Food Pantry will be available for organizations to conduct meetings. (Dick Fridley photos)
    01/06/2022 - 9:34am

  • Among the area veterans honored at the Quilts of Valor ceremony at Meservey were: Front row: (left to right): Michael Gobeli, John Clemons, Herbert Basener, Nathan Pals. Back row: Dennis Boelman, Arnie Shaw, David Basener and Richard Meints. Not shown is Duane Mennenga. (Dick Fridley photo)

    Herbert Basener, a veteran from the Second World War, is pictured with the quilt he received. (Dick Fridley photo)
    01/06/2022 - 9:18am
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    12/23/2021 - 12:20pm

  • Sheffield Mayor Scott Sanders swears in newly elected Council member Ryan Kruger.

    Sheffield Mayor Scott Sanders swears in newly elected Council member Julia Showalter.

    Sheffield City Clerk Ashley Francis swears in reelected Mayor Scott Sanders.(Dick Fridley photos)
    12/23/2021 - 10:37am
  • 12/09/2021 - 12:42pm

  • Members of the state champion West Fork Dance Team include: Front row (left to right): Kalli Trewin, Emma McKee, Delaney Christianson, Kacie Eisentrager, Reggy Janssen, Korina Tomicic, Mya Braun, Cici Sullivan. Back row: Coach Kaci Harper, Ellie Lauffer, Ava Henricks, Gracie Ditsworth, Grace Craighton, Keelee Sheriff, Libby Trewin, Ellie Weaver, Olivia Jones and Coach Roxanna Johnson. (Courtesy photo)
    12/09/2021 - 12:37pm

  • Kylee Dorenkamp played the part of Dr. Mortimer. (Dick Fridley photo)

    Elena Andreeska portrayed Jennie Watson in the play. (Dick Fridley photo)
    11/24/2021 - 9:52am

  • Members of the West Fork Dance Team include: Front row (left to right): Ava Henricks, Olivia Jones, Kalli Trewin, Kacie Eisentrager, Libby Trewin, Cici Sullivan. Back row: Reggy Janssen, Korina Tomicic, Delaney Christianson, Emma McKee, Ellie Lauffer, Mya Braun, Grace Craighton, Ellie Weaver, Keelee Sheriff and Gracie Ditsworth. (Courtesy photo)
    11/24/2021 - 9:48am
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  • Members of the Thornton American Legion Post 440 took part in Thursday’s West Fork Veterans Day program at the school in Sheffield. (Dick Fridley photo)

    The West Fork High School Chorus, directed by Emily Koob, performed Thank You Soldiers as part of Thursday’s Veterans Day program in Sheffield. (Dick Fridley photo)
    11/18/2021 - 8:51am


01/13/2022 - 10:04am
2021 was a big year for the West Fork area. The year started off on point for the school as the district hosted their first archery tournament in Rockwell in January. With more than 300 shooters taking aim throughout the day, the tournament wasn't...


09/16/2021 - 10:24am
Within the camp of the West Fork cross country teams, the Warhawks are sitting in a good spot. There is plenty of room to grow, and if the day is not the best, they don’t have to dip down very far. At the Belmond-Klemme Cross Country Meet, which...


01/12/2022 - 8:27am
Jeanette R. Collins, 92, of Sheffield, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the Sheffield Care Center in Sheffield, Iowa after a long life filled with love she joyfully shared with others.   She was born November 5, 1929 in Mason City, Iowa to...

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