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08/14/2018 - 4:28pm
A Rockwell man faces a felony charge for his role in a disturbance at a Hampton business last week. Merced Rovels, 23 of Rockwell, was arrested and charged with willful injury, a Class D felony, stemming from a fight at the Coconut Lounge Saturday, August 4. Additionally, Denis Regalgo, 19 of Rutland, Isai Gomez, 23 of Rockwell and Melchor Perez, 19 of Rockwell, were all charged with disorderly...
07/24/2018 - 8:23pm
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the largest voluntary health organization and is the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research. ACS is committed to finding cures and ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continues to fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and so much...
07/24/2018 - 8:21pm
A mobile service to bolster the area’s mental health services is now fully underway. Last month, the mobile crisis response unit became live for CICS’ entire 11-county region, which includes Franklin County. The service, a partnership between CICS and Eyerly Ball, provides in-person intervention for individuals experiencing a mental...
07/24/2018 - 8:19pm
A table full of colorful and superhero adorned backpacks at the Franklin County Fair was the perfect way to honor Rose Van Dyke. The former area 4-H leader and Iowa Falls-Alden High School math teacher lost her battle with cancer on July 10. Her obituary encouraged loved ones to send backpacks and school supplies to Iowa Falls schools. That gave...
07/24/2018 - 8:17pm
For the time being, swimming is not recommended at Beeds Lake. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ latest beach monitoring sample showed the lake contains higher than normal levels of E. coli bacteria. The DNR’s website said the water was last sampled on July 18. As of Monday, the map still listed Beeds Lake as “swimming...
07/17/2018 - 5:01pm
The Sheffield community bid farewell to a local legend last week. Eugene George Sukup, founder of Sukup Manufacturing, was 89 years old when he passed away on Thursday, July 12. The Sukup Manufacturing website states that his wife of almost seven decades, Mary Elizabeth (Bielefeld) Sukup, was by his side until the end. Iowa raised: Eugene’s...
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