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Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:31pm
The city of Sheffield and the Sheffield Community Club are gearing up for the annual late-summer celebration, which is scheduled for next Saturday, Aug. 25. The event takes place at the city park in Sheffield, and will kick off with the Lions Club...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:11pm
Chamber Acres in Rockwell was alive and rumbling Saturday night as it hosted Gunderson Racing LLC Figure 8 races. This was a new track for the drivers. Drivers Jason Van Wert, Josh Dunn, Justin Wedeking, “Farmer” Lane Leerhoff and Jake...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:10pm
Sunday was a fun-day in Rockwell as the community finished out a busy week with their annual chicken dinner. Volunteers from the Rockwell Fire Department made their way down to Ziedler Park before the crack of dawn to start cooking up 1,250 chicken...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 4:09pm
Rockwell had a lot going on last week, kicking things off with the city’s first annual National Night Out event. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that encourages communities to strengthen the relationship between...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:32am
West Fork held its football camp at the practice field on Sheffield last week. The official start to the season was Monday and the first football game is less than two weeks away. For more photos from the camp, see the Aug. 9 print editions of the...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:17pm
Franklin County officials are facing a dilemma in regards to raising recycling costs, a crisis that is affecting communities on the national level. The problem stems from the United States’ recycling relationship with China, explained Ned...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:12pm
The Rockwell city council has decided to move forward with a project that will provide the community with a new, professionally developed website. At their last regular assembly last week, Councilman Adam Wedmore presented quotes from two web...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:07pm
Cerro Gordo County is taking strides to move away from County Social Services (CSS), a 22-county-wide mental health and disability services program, to Central Iowa Crisis Services (CICS), a similar organization that serves neighboring counties such...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:04pm
A new face is joining the ranks of West Fork’s leadership—filling the vacancy left by former high school principal Clyde Tarrence—and she brings with her a whole nest of new Warkhawks. Dreams of being a teacher brought to life...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:44pm
As area children found out last week, science can be a little weird and a lot of fun. Nearly a dozen students, from third grade and up, participated in the Iowa State University Extension Franklin County’s Outdoor Science Camp at Mayne’s...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:41pm
A Rockwell man was involved in a two-vehicle accident in which he was driving down the wrong lane of Highway 65 last Friday. Heather Fails, 47, of Mason City, was heading north on the highway at just before 11 p.m., and Fred Berger, 85, of Rockwell...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:40pm
The Rockwell Lions Club is hosting an evening of dirt track figure eight racing on Saturday, Aug 11. Residents should be advised of potential higher-than-usual noise and traffic levels in the area, but less than what is anticipated during the...
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