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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:37pm
Area citizens broke a little sweat in the unseasonable heat to help those in need. Church World Services, which provides hunger relief nationally and internationally, on Sunday conducted its annual, nationwide CROP Hunger Walk, which challenges...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:34pm
The Sheff ield City Council applied the brakes on putting a Sukup Safe T Home at the city campground during their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 10. At the meeting, the council considered a bid to install electrical service for a Safe T Home to be...
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 4:32pm
The Swaledale City Council met on Monday, September 10 for their regular meeting at the city office. At the meeting the council met with Cerro Gordo County Treasurer Pat Wright, who walked the council through the functions of the treasurer’s...
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:27am
VENTURA – It isn’t much of a stretch to call West Fork senior Kenna Weaver’s run during Thursday’s Clear Lake Invite lonely. The Warhawk runner, who only recently re-entered the Class 1A individual rankings at 19th this week...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 4:04pm
A wet end to the growing season has created some potential concerns for area crop producers. Angie Rieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Extension field agronomist who serves Franklin County, said standing water after torrential and consistent rains...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 4:02pm
Franklin County Conservation last weekend welcomed a new resource for outdoors enthusiasts. On Saturday, Franklin County Conservation and Pheasants Forever held a dedication ceremony for the Forever Fen, a hunting and recreational plot on Spring...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 4:00pm
The Thornton City Council welcomed Mike Hopkey to the council during their regular meeting on Monday, September 10. Hopkey will be serving out the remainder of Mike Younge’s term, who resigned from the council last month. “I’m just...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 3:58pm
The Rockwell City Council updated their animal control ordinance and introduced a new utility ordinance during their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 5. At the meeting, the council held the first reading of an ordinance that would introduce a...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 3:57pm
The Cy-Hawk rivalry may have continued this weekend as Iowa University and Iowa State faced-off on the football field, but off the gridiron Hawkeyes and Cyclones were coming together to promote a greater cause. At Krause Family Plaza, just outside...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:09am
BELMOND – West Fork’s volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season, falling in the championship match of the Belmond-Klemme tournament against Class 3A No. 12 Iowa Falls-Alden. The Warhawks lost twice to the Cadets, once in pool...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 4:24pm
Peyton Kofoot’s fair project garnered a blue ribbon at the Franklin County Fair and a purple at the Iowa State Fair, but the meaning behind the project what gives the project its heart. Peyton, a sixth grader at Hampton- Dumont, elected to...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 4:12pm
Suzan Helmke is surprised it’s been 20 years since she began working at the Franklin County Clerk of Courts Office. “Twenty years have really flown by,” said the judicial specialist for the department, adding that a working career...
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