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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:37pm
The Sheffield City Council started the New Year with a new council member, appointing Jill Peterson to fill a vacant seat during their regular meeting on Monday, January 14. Peterson volunteered to finish out the term left by Jim Hegarty, who...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:34pm
The New Year is bringing new opportunities for Ashley Stevens, who is looking forward to running her own business as Twisted Roots salon in Sheffield. A 2014 West Fork graduate, Stevens started her career in cosmetology at Kush Spa & Salon in...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:32pm
High school students and teachers at West Fork started 2019 with a big change in their usual activities. Having taken their midterms before the holiday break, West Fork students were left with a week of classes in the New Year before the second...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:30pm
The Iowa Department of Transportation is planning a major bridge reconstruction project that will affect the city of Rockwell throughout the 2020 construction season. On Tuesday, January 8, the Iowa DOT and engineers from Veenstra and Kimm Inc. held...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 11:39am
ACKLEY — Save for the final, West Fork’s Levi Janssen was happy with his performance at the Cougar Wrestling Invitational hosted by AGWSR on Saturday, Jan. 12. Janssen finished second at the 285-pound weight class, losing by fall in the...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 11:37am
SHEFFIELD — Start to finish and in all facets of the game, West Fork’s girls’ basketball team impressed in a 56-42 win over the Lady Warriors on Friday, Jan. 11. The Warhawks were without senior Rachael Jones and an ankle tweak in...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 11:34am
SHEFFIELD — Sure, West Fork long-time coach Frank Schnoes didn’t like the way his team shot the ball to start, but he was even more disappointed in the way it defended on Friday, Jan. 11. The offense (16 percent from the field in the...
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 5:36pm
On Wednesday, January 9, Rockwell police and EMTs responded to a medical call reporting an unresponsive male at 213 East Main Street. When paramedics arrived on the scene the man, identified as Danny Lee Belcher, 47, was discovered deceased. While...
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:48pm
The Franklin County Emergency Management Commission on Monday moved to end talks of a sharing agreement of the emergency management coordinator with Hardin County. Late year, the two counties entered conversations to form a contract that would allow...
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:45pm
Construction on Alliant Energy’s third wind farm in Franklin County is expected to begin this spring. Justin Foss, Alliant spokesperson, said the first step of the project will be installing the infrastructure, such as roads and holdings, for...
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:44pm
One of the area’s most heartfelt traditions returns to Hampton next weekend. Saturday, Jan. 19 marks the annual Coaches vs. Cancer day of basketball between Hampton- Dumont-CAL and West Fork. Basketball begins at 11 a.m. with ninth grade boys...
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 3:40pm
Joel Showalter, 36, of Rockwell passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Funeral services for Joel Showalter will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 305 Elm...
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