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12/05/2017 - 5:30pm
No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a Sheffield house Sunday night. Sheffield Fire Department Assistant Chief Calvin Pri-mus said no one was home when a fire was reported in the 500 block of Maple Street shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. Crews arrived on scene and discovered the fire started in the basement and had spread to the attic. Primus said the fire likely started in the home’s...
11/22/2017 - 12:21am
The CAL Board of Education heard a proposal to set up a “sick bank” for teachers to use in the event that his or her personal and sick time was maxed out, and time off was needed in an emergency. The board was presented a proposal to set up such a system that would allow the teachers at CAL to contribute their own accrued time off into...
11/14/2017 - 10:39pm
“Vintage and made wears for homes — that’s the P.C. version,” said co-owner Jennifer Hobson. But really, First and Second Vintage is about much more than home décor and repurposed antiques. For these three ladies, Hobson, Teresa Fox and Jerre Grefe — owners of the newest member to the Hampton downtown community...
11/14/2017 - 10:38pm
The Latimer Council approved of a utility rates amendment to it Utility Rates Ordinance that allows for a 3 percent increase in utility rates, annually. City Clerk Melissa Simmons said that such amendments would not take place until July of 2018. Council must still pass an amendment before any increase in rates. The council also approved of a...
11/14/2017 - 10:37pm
The City of Hampton’s premiums for its Wellmark BCBS insurance plan for employees will increase 11.91 percent for the 2018 calendar year, should the city choose to remain in its current plan. According to Brandon Litton, representing Wellmark, the city is at an average level when it comes to percent increases. The city’s initial rate...
11/14/2017 - 10:35pm
The following are the results of the 2017 election for Franklin County communities, approved by the supervisors this past Monday: Sheffield: 233/819 Mayor: Scott Sanders Council at Large: James Robbins, Nick Wilson. Council at Large (vacant): Dave Smit (write-in) Ballot Question: “Shall the City of Sheffield, in Franklin County, Iowa, enter...
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