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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:19pm
DES MOINES - Growing three inches in height over the course of the last year helped West Fork's Austin Larson go from an also-ran to a contender for the 110-meter high hurdles in Class 1A. The Warhawk junior ran a PR of 15.30 seconds to finish...
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:42am
DES MOINES - Believe it or not, Jake Hansen of West Fork earned his first state track medal on Thursday, May 18. Finishing fourth in the 3,200, Hansen ran to 9 minutes, 50.87 seconds his first time running the event at state, just the second time he...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:28pm
An email phishing scam designed to hack Gmail accounts surfaced across the country last week, even affecting parts of rural Cerro Gordo County. The scam sent out emails to a reported 1 million Gmail users, according to CNNTech. The messages arrived...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:26pm
As police investigate, one suspect detained, others suspended   In an effort to quell rumors regarding a recent shooting threat against the West Fork School District, a community meeting was hosted at the high school on May 11. According to...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 2:22pm
A lot of things have changed in Swaledale since John Drury, the town’s mayor, was a kid growing up there. Old businesses have come and gone, and new ones have taken their place. Its population has taken a small dip to around 165, although its...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:24pm
Jon Neiderbach, of Windsor Heights, traveled to Cerro Gordo County last weekend as part of his run for Iowa Governor. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate announced his campaign in February, and traveled to First Congregational United Church of...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:44am
NORTHWOOD – Last year, CAL’s Kainan Braun became the first boys state qualifier from the school in a few years, this year he gets to celebrate with a teammate. Israel Rivera will also be his competition in the 400-meter dash in the Class...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:34am
SHEFFIELD – Both West Fork golf teams took seventh in the Top of Iowa Conference meets held at Ridge Stone and Pioneer Town & Country Club for girls and boys, respectively, on Monday, May 8. Behind the Warhawks’ Grace Shreckengost...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:01am
Marjorie M. Cross, 95, of Hampton, died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., on Friday, May 12 at the Dows United Methodist Church in Dows, with Pastor Shawn Hill...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:48pm
When the glitz and glam of West Fork’s Arabian Nights themed prom on April 29 was over, the decorations were reused for Tiny Prom, a dance for pre-school through fourth grade students. The April 30 event welcomed approximately 60 local...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:13am
West Fork School District was the target of a shooting threat this week, according to the Sheffield Police Department. Concerned West Fork community members contacted local law enforcement on Friday, May 5, after hearing rumors that a violent act,...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:11am
Members of the Swaledale community came together to start preparing for the 2017 RAGBRAI — which will pass through the town —during a meeting at the Swaledale Public Library on May 2. The last time the annual seven-day-long bike ride...
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