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05/14/2020 - 2:59pm
Golfing during the coronavirus pandemic remains one of the few things people who want to be active can do while maintaining a social/physical distance from others. All of the area golf courses have kept a steady flow of business since the weather has turned nice, but with restrictions. “I’ve seen some new memberships because of this, which is exciting for us,” Hampton Country...
05/14/2020 - 2:58pm
Four Sheffield community churches came together on Tuesday, May 5 to offer a meal for area residents and raise funds for the local food bank. Hamburgers grilled up by the Franklin County Cattlemen were served up to a line of cars that extended from First Grace Baptist Church all the way downtown as the community fundraiser sought to dish out 1,000...
05/14/2020 - 2:56pm
The Sheffield City Council discussed when or if they will re-open the city swimming pool during their regular meeting on Monday, May 11. Like most public places, swimming pools have been closed under the state emergency proclamation to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is not known when or if Governor Kim Reynolds will allow pools to re-open, but...
05/14/2020 - 2:55pm
Rockwell's 150th Anniversary celebration has been postponed until next year due to the spread of COVID-19. The decision was made on Wednesday, May 6 at the regular Rockwell City Council meeting. Since it is unknown what the state rules will be regarding public gatherings for the foreseeable future, it has become logistically unfeasible to plan...
04/23/2020 - 2:33pm
With many families now facing sudden financial uncertainty, area food banks remain an understanding and reliable source to provide balanced meals to those in need. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of area residents have faced job cuts or decreased pay. Betty Springer, Director of the Franklin County Community Food Pantry, said that...
04/23/2020 - 2:29pm
After years of planning and setbacks, ground broke last week on Rockwell's long awaited storm sewer renovation project. Once finished, the new 36-inch pipe will carry water from 3rd Street all the way to Beaver Creek, hopefully saving households in the area from the threat of flooded basements during major storm events. "We're just...
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