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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:43pm
Fran Buckel, general manager at Franklin REC, announced his retirement during Franklin REC’s annual meeting on April.      “If all goes as planned this will be the last time you will see me at an annual meeting,...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:42pm
     America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day.      On April 13, Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative will honor the hard working men who...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 3:39pm
Freshman U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst visited the area last week as part of her inaugural recess tour of the state. Back in Iowa after her first 90 days in Congress, Ernst visited Sukup Manufacturing on Wednesday to talk with employees about her activities...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 2:16pm
HAMPTON – Helping themselves to four second-place finishes led to a tie for fifth-place for the Hampton-Dumont girls’ track team at its own Lady Bulldog Classic on Friday, April 10. Runner-up placings for Madison Mason in both throwing...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:40pm
Construction on a new state of the art grain facility in western Franklin County is moving along as planned, according to company officials.      Fort Dodge-based NEW Cooperative began construction on a four-bin expansion east of...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:15pm
The Thornton City Council discussed strategies for moving the city's empty lots during their regular meeting on Monday, April 6.      Reporting from a meeting with the Promoting Thornton group, Mayor Brian Crowell asked the...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:13pm
The Rockwell City Council met on Wednesday, April 1st for their regular meeting at City Hall.      Sue Adams of the Rockwell Nursing Home was present at the meeting to discuss the upcoming conclusion of their subsidy agreement...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:08pm
Kids searched high and low this weekend for Easter Eggs hidden in Rockwell's Zeidler Park. The Rockwell Chamber of Commerce hid 2000 eggs in the park on Saturday, each filled with candy by volunteers at the Rockwell Community Nursing Home. Six...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:04pm
Students competed in the AEA 267 6th grade Math Bee on March 25 in Clear Lake. Over 100 area students completed as teams and also as individuals.  Topic math questions included geometry, ratios, the number system, and statistics.  Students...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:03pm
The 6th Annual Bridge of Hope North Central Iowa Trivia Game Show Night was held at the Church of the Living Word on Saturday, March 28. Leon Kuehner and Erran Miller entertained the crowd and emceed the event. There was a record crowd this year...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:28am
NASHUA – Peyton Twedt was only taking aim at qualifying for the Drake Relays in the high jump. By the time he was done at West Fork’s home meet, held at Nashua-Plainfield, the Warhawk senior not only locked in Drake, but made a stab at...
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