School Districts Saving of Funding Called into Question by State Lawmakers

Iowa school districts are holding more than $145 million in their accounts, but some superintendents say restrictions on that money is making it hard to spend. Others, like Forest City Community Schools Superintendent Darwin Lehmann say that another reason that districts do not spend that money is because the state funding is so unpredictable. Two […]

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Grassley Looking for Answers to Affordable Helath Care Act

Senator Chuck Grassley says he is working to reverse the negative effects of Obamacare with the goal of replacing the entire flawed law.  He is working toward passage of his bipartisan legislation, the Small Business Health Care Relief Act, that would allow small businesses to resume helping their employees buy individual health insurance, something disrupted by […]


Severe Thunderstorms Possible Tonight

The National Weather Service is predicting that there may be some isolated severe thunderstorms in the area overnight. The storms will pass quickly through the area and may contain some locally heavy rain. Forecasters believe that showers and possibly an isolated thunderstorm will continue into Wednesday, mainly through mid day. Locally heavy rainfall may produce anywhere […]


Hancock County Looks at Insuring Drainage Districts

In light of the Des Moines Waterworks suit, do drainage districts now need insurance coverage and if so, how does a county pay for the premiums?  The Hancock County Board of Supervisors recently discussed the possibility of obtaining insurance coverage on Drainage Districts and the necessary requirements to do so.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach tells about […]