SUNDAY TALK: Ernst Stresses Importance of Strong RFS for Rural Economies at Hearing

 At the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management hearing entitled “Examining Two GAO Reports Regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard,” U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) stressed the importance of maintaining a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to continue to grow the rural economy in Iowa, and bring consumer choice at […]


Winnebago County Moves Forward on Improving Flood Insurance Coverage for Residents

Winnebago County officials are making efforts to improve opportunities for county residents in getting better flood insurance. Currently the Federal Emergency Management Agency authorizes the sale of flood insurance in the community up to the Emergency Program limits. They do this through the assessment of Winnebago County’s degree of flood risk and development potential. The county was under […]


Hancock County delves deeper into accuracy

Aerial photography and drainage map updates were the main topics discussed at this week’s Hancock County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. The proposed pictometry project will give everyone the most current and accurate bird’s-eye view of the county. According to Hancock County Supervisor Jerry Tlach, the board is considering a couple different pictometry options. The Hancock […]