McPhee Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Fire Fighter Test Scores

 A former Iowa fire academy administrator has pleaded guilty to falsifying test scores that were used to improperly certify thousands of firefighters. Former Fire Services Training Bureau certification manager John McPhee pleaded guilty Wednesday to felonious misconduct in office. The case affected many area fire departments including Forest City. Firefighters had the option to return […]

Ernst Discusses Obstacles Faced by Rural Businesses

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, attended a hearing entitled “The Challenges and Opportunities of Running a Small Business in Rural America,” to address issues Iowa employers have discussed with her while on her 99 county tour. Senator Ernst questioned John Lettieri, Co-Founder and Senior Director […]