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10/18/2017 - 4:39pm
The Sheffield City Council will be accepting bids for its intended shelter house at City Park. Councilman JC McCaslin presented to the council an architectural rendering of what the council is looking for at the park at the council’s meeting on Oct. 9. According to Sheffield City Clerk Katy Flint, the shelter house currently at the park is “bad, structurally.” The council will...
10/18/2017 - 4:31pm
This past Oct. 16 marks the one-year anniversary of Sheffield Police Chief Sam Cain’s time on the beat. After 365 days of all-nighters, patrols and dispatch calls, Cain’s narrowed his role down to three categories. “You’re part attorney, part animal catcher, (and) all that stuff,” Cain said. The 24-year-old police...
10/18/2017 - 4:27pm
Environmental enthusiasts from across the area gathered in Ventura on Tuesday, October 10 for the 2017 REAP Assembly meeting. REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) is a state conservation program dedicated to supporting and maintaining Iowa’s natural environment through grants and education programs. Every other year REAP Regional...
10/18/2017 - 4:24pm
The West Fork Community School Board was updated on teacher development and targeted learning techniques during their meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. The board was updated about the Teacher Leadership Program. Wendy Fullerton, Stacy Ubben and Kim Johnson presented information about the statewide professional development program, which encourages...
10/18/2017 - 4:20pm
Last September, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds authorized a transfer of $13 million from the state’s economic emergency fund to cover a $14.6 million discrepancy between the state’s revenues and expenditures (the state currently has an ending balance of $1.6 million for fiscal year 2017). Coupled with former Governor Terry Branstad’s...
10/18/2017 - 4:12pm
Friends, family, and more gathered in Rudd on Saturday, October 14 to take part in a benefit event for Katie Blackdeer of Rockwell. Blackdeer is recovering after recently finishing her last treatment of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with a grade four medulloblastoma tumor last January. To help ease some of financial weight of Blackdeer’...
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