Author: Leah Jones

Access Energy Cooperative’s commitment goes far beyond ensuring safe, reliable, efficient, and environmentally responsible energy. They actively create strategic partnerships and provide technical and financial assistance to support business growth and community vitality. Annually, the Iowa Area Development Group (IADG) presents Impact Awards to utility partners who have been involved in significant economic development initiatives. […]

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Farm Bureau’s member-led endorsement committees have voted to endorse Denny Hoskins for re-election in Missouri’s 21st State Senate District. “Senator Hoskins has done a terrific job in his first term in the state Senate,” said Darlene Buckstead, a Trustee from Johnson County. “He has been a strong supporter of agriculture […]

A new Des Moines Register “Iowa Poll” shows the presidential race in Iowa is a dead heat. Forty-seven president of the likely Iowa voters surveyed said they will vote to reelect President Trump and 47 percent said they will vote for Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Just three percent said they were undecided and the rest […]

Amid the debate over the future of the U.S. Supreme Court, Senator Chuck Grassley’s Saturday afternoon tweet announcing he found someone’s pet pigeon dead in the yard at his Iowa farm got some attention in the Twitterverse. Grassley typed out the ID info on the bird’s legs before apologizing for the bad news being displayed, […]

Iowa’s two U.S. Senators have signaled they will follow the lead of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and are preparing to vote soon on a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Both Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are members of the Judiciary Committee, which will hold a hearing and take the first votes on […]

The Des Moines School Board has approved a plan that will start bringing students back into school buildings next month if a set of conditions about Covid-19 are met, but the board hasn’t voted on those standards yet. The state’s largest district started the school year without state permission to teach students online. School Board […]

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Tropical Storm Beta that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices stand ready and are eager to help.

Burgers served at a restaurant in west-central Iowa were named today as “Iowa’s Best Burger.” Hannah Johnson manages the “Twisted Tail” restaurant in Beebeetown owned by her parents, Ed and Ruth Spencer. “We were pretty excited and honored. We raise cattle for a living and have a real estate and auction business, plus this, and […]

Doctors say controlling the spread of the flu will be even more important during the coronavirus pandemic to keep from overwhelming the health care system. COVID-19 can show unique symptoms like a lost sense of taste, but other symptoms like aches, fever, and difficulty breathing are the same as the flu. Dr. Katie Imborek  is […]

Congressman Steve King says he’s written a book about his political career in Washington. “It is due to be published,” King says. “We don’t have the hard date, but within weeks.” King says he’s been keeping notes for years and started writing in earnest in June. After 18 years in the U.S. House, Primary voters […]


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