Month: January 2020

Woodbury County supervisor Jeremy Taylor is resigning after his residency was canceled last week when the county auditor ruled Taylor now lives in a new home outside the county district he was elected to serve. He says he plans to continue to be a candidate for the 4th District Congressional seat. Taylor did not attend […]

Five years after moving to central Iowa, a native of France is launching a publishing company and her first in a planned series of books. Corrine Zaragozasays it’s a work of fantasy set in a world of dragons, magic, murder and mystery. “The series is ‘The Adventures of Kaila’ and there’s going to be five […]

A Sac City-native and U.S. Marine Corps Major, Adam Wellington, will be at the controls of one of the jets in the military flyover at the Super Bowl in Miami on Sunday. The 37-year-old pilot graduated from Sac Community Schools in 2001 and joined the Marines after graduating from the University of Iowa in 2005. […]

A spokesman for Governor Kim Reynolds says the backlog of applications from felons seeking restoration of their voting rights has been cleared. Reynolds announced earlier this month that she was working with her staff as well as staff in two state agencies to review dozens of applications. This past Tuesday, Reynolds had reviewed 300 and […]

Iowa is not among the 15 states that have joined the lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s new rules putting further restrictions on SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Iowa Farmers Union President Aaron Lehman says his group supports the litigation. “Many, many, many people here in Iowa and around the Midwest are food insecure and […]

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld the boating while intoxicated charge against a man who claimed he was on a private lake. Jeffrey Meyers was stopped in July of 2018 by conservation officers patrolling Lake Panorama after they noticed he was illegally displaying blue lights on his pontoon boat. The officers determined Meyers was drunk […]

State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald says the amount you can take for a 2020 Iowa income tax deduction in the College Savings Iowa plan has increased. “In the year 2020, Iowans can put $3,439 into their college savings account for each child they want to save for and deduct it right from their Iowa income tax,” […]

A year ago, many Iowa Democrats were debating how to pronounce Pete Buttigieg’s last name. He’s now projected to be among the top-tier finishers in the Iowa Caucuses on Monday. “Mayor Pete’s” performance in a CNN Town Hall last March sparked national interest, and he’s drawn large crowds on the Iowa campaign trail. His eight-year […]

Thousands of rock-n-roll lovers are converging on Clear Lake for the Winter Dance Party at the Surf Ballroom. The three-day event started last night. It’s a celebration of the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” J. P. Richardson, who died along with pilot Roger Peterson in a plane crash near Clear […]

Lee County, Iowa has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Lee County has been chosen to receive $15,522 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board […]

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