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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:30am
The Rockwell City Council discussed grants, trees, and property lots during their regular meeting on Wednesday, May 20.      Brandon Shaw with USDA Development visited the council to discuss the USDA's grant program. While...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:29am
     The Sheffield Public Library is launching its annual summer reading program for 2015 with registration and an open house kickoff. Registration began May 26and ends June 6.      Readers of all ages will explore...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:29am
     A river cleanup will be held on the Shellrock River on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The float will begin at Wilkinson Park and end at the Shellrock River Preserve campground. Event volunteers may use canoes or kayaks as...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:28am
The recent verbal feud between Swaledale Mayor John Drury and the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors has raised questions about the way the county distributes its financial support to large cities like Mason City compared with smaller...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:14am
     West Fork's Britta Becker was crowned queen of the Mason City Band Festival on Saturday, May 23.      After riding through the annual parade, followed by the West Fork Marching Band, Becker lined up on...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 11:55am
DES MOINES – Save for a repeat performance by Drew Engebretson in the 800, the Warhawks was thwarted for medals by a few close calls. Engebretson, who finished sixth a year ago coming out of the first section, was among the second section and...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 11:50am
DES MOINES – Neither West Fork or Hampton-Dumont relay teams got what they wanted, but both senior anchors said they were glad to have the final experience with their teammates. When it came to the Warhawks' 4x800, which went into the...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 11:24am
A rainy day change of plans led to the Thornton Memorial Day service being held at First Methodist Church.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:45am
The West Fork Community School District released 65 new additions to the grown-up world on Sunday as the school celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2015. After years of tests, projects, field trips, and homework, the West Fork Senior Class...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:43am
Plans to build the new West Fork athletic facility continued to stall on Monday, May 19 as the West Fork Community School Board discussed potential cost saving options in lieu of an estimate update from Henkel Construction.     ...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:42am
The Highly Pathological Avian Influenza continues its spread across the state, but poultry producers working together with local, state, and federal agencies may be winning the fight against the outbreak.      Since April 13, the...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:40am
A memorial service will be held for Marvin (Pete) Petersen onSaturday, May 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. at the Retz the Funeral Home in Thornton, Iowa.  Interment will immediately follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery.
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