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04/18/2019 - 10:22am
A group of volunteers from the Hampton area saw firsthand the impact of historic flooding in Southwest Iowa. Chris Sauke, of Church of the Living Word, organized a group of 15 volunteers to travel to Hamburg, Iowa Saturday to assist with flood cleanup. The group arrived in Hamburg at 9 a.m. Saturday and got to work helping a homeowner prepare a flooded basement repairs. “We went in and...
04/18/2019 - 10:20am
A wet start to spring brings an air of déjà vu to the area’s crop planting season. Angie Rieck-Heinz, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension, said once again, rain has put a hold on efforts to get fields ready for planting. Last year, wet conditions pushed planting into late May in some areas. While it’s...
04/18/2019 - 10:11am
Superintendent Darrin Strike announced his resignation during the West Fork Community School Board meeting on Monday, April 15. “Serving as the superintendent of the West Fork Community School District has been extremely rewarding,” said Strike “I am proud of the work that we have accomplished together for the benefit of the...
04/11/2019 - 9:43am
The Rockwell City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 7:00 pm, in the council chambers of city hall. After the call to order and approval of minutes of the previous meeting, Mayor Mike Flatness read a proclamation, making West Fork High School student Breea Weaver Mayor For A Day. Breea won the award with her essay on...
04/11/2019 - 9:40am
A controversial bill making its way through the Iowa legislature could have a big impact on Iowa’s solar energy industry. House File 669 would allow the state’s electric utilities to charge a fee on residents and businesses that utilize solar energy generation to supplement their regular electric use. As it currently stands, residents...
04/11/2019 - 9:38am
Volunteers are needed to a pack a bus to pitch in with flood relief assistance this weekend. Chris Sauke, Church of the Living Word, said he is seeking 55 people to travel to Hamburg, Iowa to help out those who have been affected by the catastrophic flooding that began last month. The bus will leave at 4:30 a.m. at the Faith Baptist Church parking...
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