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Reynolds decision to fire Iowa Finance Authority Director Dave Jamison, and did we learn anything from the Democrats' county conventions last week? ... On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which aims to re-create the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters ... Politics
An Iowa man was killed in a head-on crash in Vernon County Saturday, with the driver of the other car and his two dogs escaping from his submerged ... The crash happened at about 8 a.m. on Highway 35 near Ghelf Lane north of De Soto in the town of Wheatland, the Vernon County Sheriff's Office said.

The Iowa Department of Transportation was asked in early 2017 to re-imagine the 1998 standard blue and white with silver-grey city and county image in the background. Iowans voted for the new design last August and Catherine Lasalle received the first one in Cerro Gordo County. The Treasurer's ...
DCI, Warren County conducting death investigation ... Des Moines police are assisting at the scene, but said the investigation will be handled by Warren County. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been called to assist in the investigation. KCCI 8 News has a crew at the scene. RAW: ...
There could be a break in the snow over Clark and Taylor counties between 10 pm and 2 am before heavier snow redevelops. Snow accumulations across northeast Iowa are expected to range from 4 to 6 inches, with some blowing snow possible, along and north of a line from Charles City to Decorah.
That sent a chill through places like Sioux County, which ranks first among Iowa's 99 counties in agricultural exports. In 2016, the county sold $350 million in meat, grain, machinery and chemicals overseas. Far closer to the sparsely populated crossroads of South Dakota and Minnesota than Iowa's ... GOP
She wants to see the county find a long-term solution to help the homeless: "Not just dumping them in tent cities." Some protesters also said tackling homelessness has never been a top political priority in Orange County, one of the richest and traditionally more politically conservative counties in the United ...
Infected trees usually lose leaves at the top of the canopy and the die-off spreads downward. The trees usually die within four years. The insects have killed tens of millions of ash trees. They are native to Asia and were first reported in the U.S. in Michigan in 2002. The insects were first detected in Iowa in ...
Officials said in a news release Wednesday that the emerald ash borer has been confirmed in central Iowa's Marshall and Tama counties, bringing Iowa's total to 55 counties. The discovery was made after a landowner noticed damage to his ash trees, and further inspection found borer larvae in the trees.
A fatal shooting in a Ridgeway home where a man was killed, with his wife and her son at home at the time, did not appear to be a continuation of domestic violence, the Iowa County sheriff said. It happened early Saturday morning, when Robin Reeson, 46, was fatally shot. His wife Melanie Reeson, 43, ...
For Christians, Easter is – aside from Christmas – the most important time of the year. It represents a time to reflect on the sacrifice Jesus Christ made on the cross, dying for man's sins, and his Resurrection over death. Churches in Iowa County and vicinity have planned numerous services to mark this ...
While it's harder to get people help in rural areas, victims in Iowa County do have a place to go for services. Family Advocates has an office in Dodgeville and runs a shelter in Platteville, which covers three counties. That organization offers transportation for people who cannot get to those places to get help.
Light Freezing Rain Overnight Into Monday Morning... .Rain and drizzle will move across northwest Iowa at times from tonight through Monday. As air and road temperatures fall below freezing overnight, this will lead to light accumulations on elevated surfaces and some untreated roads, resulting in difficult ...
A man was fatally shot in the village of Ridgeway early Saturday morning, the Iowa County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were sent to 112 Keane St. after a shooting was reported at that address around 3:25 a.m., the sheriff's office said. At the scene, deputies learned that a shot was fired during a domestic ...
RIDGEWAY (WKOW) -- Iowa County Sheriff's Department officials are investigating a domestic shooting early Saturday morning that left a Ridgeway man dead. Sheriff Steve Michek says deputies were called to a home at 112 Keane Street a little before 3:30 a.m. He says they found a domestic-abuse ...
The chase continued into Iowa County, where stop sticks were deployed and Cockerham was taken into custody. He was later determined to be under the influence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Iowa City police said the stolen car sustained more than $10,000 in damages and could be totaled.

A fire damaged abandoned home at 418 N. Ninth St. stands in contrast to the well maintained home around it. Webster County is one of six Iowa counties that aren't part of a local housing trust fund that receives state money to help low-income households, according to Vickie Reeck, the community and ...
Dickinson County has yet to sign on in support of the lawsuit — though the Iowa State Association of Counties is seeking support from all of Iowa's 99 counties. "We haven't decided not to, but we haven't decided to either," Assistant County Attorney Lonnie Saunders said. "We're still doing some research on ...
Aware of the lack of up-and-coming Iowa Democratic leaders, Jake Braun and co-founder John Murphy organized the Iowa Democratic Elected Officials Association (County IDEA), a Political Action Committee (PAC) devoted to investing resources in Democratic candidates running for county offices.
However, as a handful of Iowa counties began to follow suit — including Linn and Polk — state lawmakers last year passed pre-emption rules, which eliminated a county's ability to enforce a minimum wage higher than the state rate of $7.25 an hour. Despite that, Johnson County supervisors say Consumer ...
RAGBRAI participants travel on Highway 10 between the Sioux County towns of Alton and Granville during the first leg of their journey across Iowa in July ... a quiet reaction to RAGBRAI's leadership purchasing a $2 million insurance policy to protect pass-through counties/communities from exposure if and ...
The legislature's top Republican says state payments to north Iowa cities and counties to make up for reduced local property taxes are likely to end soon. ... Winnebago County used the backfill money in the spirit of the law for which it was intended, to help develop business and industry in the county.
That's because last year, the Meudts pooled their money with other Iowa County residents to purchase solar arrays in bulk. For about $15,000, they purchased an 18-panel system for their home that often generates more power than they use, allowing them to sell some to the energy company. The Solar ...
As of 2017, only 240 Democratic elected officials represent Iowans, while nearly 600 Republicans represent constituents in the majority of Iowa's 99 counties. With Democratic county elected officials from across the state already together in the state capital, County IDEA is gathering many of these officials to ...
Northwest Iowa — Sioux County has been ranked the second healthiest county in Iowa in which to live, according to a report just released by countyhealthrankings.org. Last year's report had Sioux County rated #1. The new report ranks all 99 of Iowa's counties for their health, based on criteria like access to ...
Des Moines County Information Technology Director Gina Erickson submitted her resignation after heated debate with county supervisors. ... Erickson included the figure to show supervisors the discrepancy between her salary and comparable counties and never intended it as a serious suggestion, she ...
In North Iowa, Mitchell County was ranked the #10 healthiest in the state, followed by Winnebago County at #29, Howard County at #34, Worth County at #37, and Floyd County at #43. There is then a big drop off in health outcomes with Hancock County ranked #71 and Cerro Gordo the 72nd healthiest ...
DES MOINES — Cities and counties soon may have less money to spend on public services than expected as lawmakers rethink a deal struck five years ago to cope with a historic level of property tax relief for businesses. The results could include layoffs, reduced services for citizens or property tax ...
BOUTON, Iowa–Boil it before you drink it is the advice for some customers of the Xenia Rural Water District. A spokesperson Sunday blamed a water main break for a boil order request. The boil order impacts customers in northern Dallas, southeastern Green and southwestern Boone Counties, as well as ...
Driving while barred—Rusty Lewis Kopps, 29, Mason City, seven days in jail and a $625 fine. Probation revoked—Josie Lynn Classon, 40, Mason City, 30 days in jail. Operating while intoxicated, first offense—Rachel Marie Rolling, 24, Ventura, two days in jail and a $625 fine. Possession of drug ...
IOWA CITY — Hanging above Jeff Kellbach's new desk is a yellow sheet of paper with a list of ideas on how to better help local seniors. Kellbach, Johnson County's first-ever aging specialist, adds ideas to the list — like developing programming for those living with dementia — when he sees a gap in ...
Johnson County Sheriff's Officer Chris Langenberg, who was on scene, called the house a "total loss." Iowa City, North Liberty and a handful of other area fire departments responded to the call with at least half a dozen trucks. Andrew Roers and Shanti Sellz were renting the house. Roers, who was at the ...
According to the Iowa Land Values Survey, Scott County has the most expensive farmland in the state with a value of $10,497 an acre in 2017, up from $10,335 an acre in 2016. Credit conditions appear strong, Oppedahal added. Just over 6 percent of farmers in the 7th Federal Reserve district have either ...
Ultimately, the county supervisors decided to open the purse strings and fund two paramedics, the Sioux City Journal reported . So now it is down to four months until Kelley has some colleagues working alongside him in responding to heart attacks, strokes, vehicle collisions and elderly people falling.
RIDGEWAY, Wis. - Deputies in Iowa County say a man is dead in a domestic abuse shooting early Saturday morning. Officers were called to Keane Street in Ridgeway around 3:30 a.m., according to a press release by the Iowa County Sheriff's Office. Deputies found 46-year-old Robin Reeson dead, ...
RIDGEWAY, Wis. - Officials have identified the two people who were home during the fatal domestic-abuse shooting Saturday morning, according to a release from the Iowa County Sheriff's Office. Officers were called to Keane Street in Ridgeway around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Deputies found 46-year-old ...
(KSFY) - The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a flood warning for two Iowa counties. The Sioux County Sheriff's Office said the warning will last from Tuesday evening until 4 p.m. Wednesday in Sioux and Plymouth counties. Flooding begins at 19.0 feet. The Big Sioux River was at 18.6 ...
OSAGE, Iowa – A Floyd County woman arrested in Mitchell County for stolen items from Cerro Gordo and Floyd counties has been sentenced. Scroll for ... The Mitchell County Sheriff's Office says it caught Calhoun with a 4-wheeler and a trailer full of power and hand tools that had been reported stolen.
Officials said in a news release Wednesday that the emerald ash borer has been confirmed in central Iowa's Marshall and Tama counties, bringing Iowa's total to 55 counties. The discovery was made after a landowner noticed damage to his ash trees, and further inspection found borer larvae in the trees.
(MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa)–The deadline for entering Iowa Poetry Association's (IPA) 73rd Annual “Lyrical Iowa” is fast approaching, with a due date of Wednesday, Feb. 28. ... “Entries for the 2017 book came from 68 of Iowa's 99 counties,” says Pam Blomgren, IPA's representative for Mahaska County.
Doniphan County lies west of the Missouri River in the very northeast corner of Kansas. Before Kansas Territory was created the northern half of the county was held in reserve for the native Iowa people. Upon the establishment of the territory in 1854, the Iowa Nation sold the greater part of their reserve to ...
IOWA CITY — An organization created to help war-torn Europe after World War II now is working to aid food insecurity in Johnson County. The CROP Hunger Walk, an international effort to curb hunger by Church World Service, is gearing up for an annual walk to benefit the food pantry at the Crisis Center ...
Editor's Note: This is part 2 of the Clinton Herald'slook at the use of deferred judgments in Clinton County. Part 1 on Saturday examined the reasoning behind offering deferred judgments. Sentencing Note: Deferred Judgements can be expunged from public records after individuals successfully complete ...
The year 2018 marks a mid-term election, and with the political divide growing deeper, it is sure to become one of the more hotly contested and important elections in recent history. Even in Iowa County, where things are relatively quiet by comparison, there are many issues that Republicans and Democrats ...
LAMONI, Iowa — A Graceland University spokeswoman confirmed to Channel 13 on Sunday afternoon that layoffs are underway. The private liberal arts university is one of the largest employers in Decatur County on the Iowa-Missouri border. University President Patricia Draves announced the reductions ...
He acknowledged the challenge of combating a migration from rural to urban areas that is happening not only across Iowa but across the country. In Iowa from 2010 to 2016 the largest population growth happened in the state's most populous counties — Polk, Dallas, Story, Warren, Linn, Johnson, Scott, ...
“Investigators pursued communications between the college students and the suspected drug dealer in Iowa, eventually leading to evidence for multiple search warrants and an arrest in Iowa by county Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, his staff, an Athens County sheriff's deputy, and Iowa authorities,” the ...
TOWN OF WALDWICK, Wis. (AP) — The cause of a fatal fire is under investigation in Iowa County. Sheriff's officials say 78-year-old Mervin Martie died in the fire at his home in the Town of Waldwick on Sunday. Authorities say the house was already engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.
LAMONI, Iowa -- There aren't enough young people. There aren't enough well-paying jobs. There aren't as many workers needed on the family farm anymore. This is the situation in Decatur County, but it's also what life is life in most of Iowa's other counties, too. A recent state report found 79 of the state's ...


 

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