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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 3:38pm
Local officials are sounding the battle cry to make Franklin County a more welcoming community for military veterans.      Franklin County Development Association Director Karen Mitchell has met with local governments and...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:07pm
West Fork High School will present its annual Fall Vocal Variety Show on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Under the direction of Shelby Wilson and accompanied by Nancy Retz, the concert will feature the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Women's...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:06pm
The Swaledale City Council talked water meters, nuisance properties, and holiday events during their regular meeting on Monday, October 13.      At the meeting Public Works Director Greg Meier relayed a request from Bob...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:06pm
The 2014 Mason City Farm to Table Dinner will take place on Wednesday, October 29. Seatings, available at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., start at Mason City Brewing with special brews followed by the appetizer, prepared by Chef Brice, of Hy-Vee West ....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:04pm
End the War on Drugs, cut ag subsidies and completely blow up America’s immigration policy.      Those three not-so-subtle talking points were the focus of a campaign visit from Independent U.S. Senate candidate Rick...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:02am
HAMPTON – In the highly-competitive Hampton-Dumont volleyball invitational held Saturday, Oct. 11, both the Bulldogs and West Fork managed to earn one match win for the day. In the tournament that boasted more than half of the field ranked...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:00am
  POCAHONTAS – Pocahontas Area forced three turnovers after forcing both the West Fork starting running back and quarterback out of the game with injuries in a 34-7 win over the Warhawk football team on Friday, Oct. 10. Pocahontas...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:11am
The Thornton City Council held their regular meeting on Monday, October 6 at City Hall.      At the meeting, the council resumed discussion about a request from Utility Service Providers, who have asked permission to use the...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:11am
The Rockwell City Council met with Chris Diggins of NIACOG during their regular meeting on Wednesday, October 1 to go over the process of renewing city’s urban revitalization plan.      The city’s former plan,...
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 9:10am
A Clear Lake area deer preserve has been quarantined and depopulated following an outbreak of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) among the population.      According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, an inspection in...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:25pm
The 2014 Homecoming Queen and King, Taylor Rooney and Drew Engebretson were crowned at the pep rally. Taylor is the daughter of John and Shelley Rooney. Drew is the son of Scott and Christy Engebretson.  See this week's paper for lots...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 2:24pm
Guests at the Windsor Theatre received a blast from the past Saturday night during the fourth annual “An Evening Like It Used To Be” show. The event, which is held as a fundraiser for the Franklin County Arts Council, featured comedic...
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