Travis Fischer

02/14/2019 - 2:59pm
The newspapers made the news as industry professionals across the state attended the annual Iowa Newspaper Association Convention and Trade Show. The three-day convention kicked off on Wednesday, February 6 with a legislative meet-and-greet where reporters and legislators from across the state met with each other to socialize in a rare non-work setting. On Thursday, the convention really began as...
02/14/2019 - 2:56pm
The Sheffield City Council’s ongoing efforts to fill their law enforcement needs continued during their regular meeting on Monday, February 11. The city has been working to hire a new secondary police officer since last October but while a candidate has been selected for that position, a new opening has been made. Monday was the last...
02/07/2019 - 12:01pm
Sheffield Police Chief Sam Cain will soon be leaving the City of Sheffield. On Monday, January 28, Cain put in notice that he had accepted a job to be a deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. “I’ve known Sheriff Dodd for a long time and he seems like a great guy to work for,” said Cain. Cain’s last day...
02/07/2019 - 11:56am
The Thornton City Council oversaw the scheduled increase in water rates during their regular meeting on Monday, February 4. Unless directed otherwise by the council, rates for water, sewer, and garbage increase by three percent annually. The new base rates for 2019 will be $16.39 per month for water, $31.04 per month for sewer, and $16.86 per...
02/07/2019 - 11:55am
A near week of school closures due to cold weather left West Fork elementary students with an abundance of energy but the Rockwell campus teachers knew just how to burn that off. In memoriam of the 60th anniversary of the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, West Fork specials teachers rounded up...
01/31/2019 - 11:53am
A contested seat on the Rockwell City Council will be definitively settled next week with a special election. The seat, formerly held by Adam Wedmore, was opened last year when Wedmore resigned after being elected to be the Cerro Gordo County Auditor. In December the council appointed Kevin Zeitler to fill the vacant seat. Zeitler had run for a...
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