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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:05am
     Five young women will compete in the 2014 Franklin County Fair Queen contest inside the Phelps Implement Tent this Thursday, at 5 p.m.      This year’s contestants include: Hannah Petersen, 18,...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:03am
The Thornton City Council met for their regular meeting on Monday, July 7.      At the meeting the city held a public hearing over the decision to enter a Sewer Revenue Loan and Disbursement Agreement. With no written or...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:03am
Cerro Gordo County Democrats met Thursday in a show of support for this year's nominees across the ballot.      Along with state level Democrats Sharon Steckman and Amanda Ragan, the rally was also attended by candidates...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:58am
It was an exciting day at the North Iowa Fair for Britta Becker this year.  The 16 year-old daughter of rural Swaledale's Robert and Lynda Becker was crowned fair queen last week.   "I was just really surprised when they...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:37am
Discussion over fireworks permits created sparks during the regular meeting of the Rockwell City Council on Wednesday, July 2.      Two private permits to shoot off fireworks over Independence Day weekend were requested by...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:34am
It was a big weekend for Rockwell as Independence Day celebration coincided with this year's annual Truck and Tractor Pull.      The festivities started on Thursday as the Rockwell Chamber of Commerce put on the city'...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:32am
      Heavy rainfall throughout the second half of June has created uncertainty among local agriculture experts about the potential success rates for the region’s corn and soybean crop.      Despite a...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:30am
Years of hard work and extensive planning finally paid off June 25 when local 911 dispatching services moved out of the Hampton Police Department and in to the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center (LEC).      The transition...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 2:32pm
  SHEFFIELD – West Fork’s softball team capped off a special night by holding off Rockford, 7-5, on Wednesday, July 2. The events of the evening began with retired coach Ned Bohach being honored for his 50 years with the...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 2:23pm
  SHEFFIELD – Tied at 3 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, West Fork loaded the bases with two out to bring up one of its top hitters in senior Spencer Halloran. Falling behind 0-2 in the count, Halloran found a way to...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:45am
Franklin County families with incomes at or below twice the federal poverty level can apply for assistance to recoup damages suffered during the June 16-20 storms.      Fourteen counties throughout the state are now eligible...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:39am
     Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, visited Sukup Manufacturing on Friday as part of his annual tour of Iowa's counties.      "This is such a great business," said Northey....
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