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Iowa’s Role in Civil War Highlighted in New Exhibit

Iowa’s Role in Civil War Highlighted in New Exhibit

Iowa’s participation in the Civil War is highlighted in a new exhibit now open at the Gold Star Museum at Camp Dodge near Johnston. Museum curator, Mike Vogt, says they don’t have a large number of artifacts in this exhibit compared to some museums. He says that includes the diary written in German from a


Local Iowa Educators Express Frustration with Funding Holdup

Across Iowa, school districts finalized budget proposals Wednesday for the upcoming school year without a key detail: how much administrators can actually spend. The Iowa Legislature continues to be at an impasse over education funding for the fiscal year that begins in July. The Republican-majority House and Democratic-controlled Senate remain at odds over how much

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Area Schools Feeling the State Pinch

The school districts around the area have waited patiently for school funding to be decided by the state. The House has its 1% increase proposal in aid, the Senate wants 4%. As of now, school officials say that they have to pass budgets with the largest allowable increases in property tax to meet expenses. According

Hancock County Supervisors consider easement, self-funding of insurance & road resolution

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors met in adjourned session Monday with a brief agenda beginning with consideration of a sanitary sewer easement in section 11 of Madison Township.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells about the proposed easement. The Hancock County Supervisors signed the letter of intent for the easement.  The goal of the project is