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Annual Parade to Kick-Off 2014 Iowa State Fair

Annual Parade to Kick-Off 2014 Iowa State Fair

The 2014 Iowa State Fair Parade is set Wednesday, August 6. The Parade will begin at 6:15 p.m. in downtown Des Moines and is the kick-off to this year’s “Amazingly Amusing” Fair, August 7-17. The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will serve as this year’s Parade Marshal in honor of over 100

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Jamie Sorenson Joins Winnebago as Director of Specialty Vehicles

Winnebago Industries, Inc., has named Jamie Sorenson to the position of Director of Specialty Vehicles. In his new position, Sorenson is responsible for the Metro transit bus and commercial vehicle production. Sorenson, 43, has joined Winnebago with a comprehensive background in emergency vehicle services, fire supply, emergency management, custom farm field operations, sheet metal fabrication,


Tax Holiday or Gimmick?

The state’s sales tax holidays begin today, and the Tax Foundation’s latest report is out which explains why these holidays aren’t as good of a deal as some politicians make them out to be. Tax holidays are basically days when businesses do not have to charge sales tax on items they sell in their stores.


Farm Leasing Meeting Coming to Forest City

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach in Winnebago County will hold a Farm Leasing Workshop on Thursday, August 7, 7:00pm at Titonka Savings Bank Forest City.  The workshop is designed to assist landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with issues related to farmland ownership, management and leasing agreements. Kelvin Leibold, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist


County Saves Money By Building Pup Trailer

The Winnebago County Road Department recently completed the fabrication of a gravel pup trailer saving more than $10,000 in the county’s budget.  It takes a significant sum of money in the budget to provide quality roads and bridges and the Winnebago County Road Department try to maximize performance with the funds they receive from Winnebago County citizens.  Quality employees with diverse skillsets

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Council Bluffs Hires Fort Dodge Police Chief

The Fort Dodge police chief is becoming police chief in Council Bluffs. A panel selected Fort Dodge Chief Tim Carmody to head the Council Bluffs police department. Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh announced the selection Tuesday, saying, “there were no candidates comparable to his experience and knowledge.” Carmody will replace longtime police chief Ralph O’Donnell, who