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Lake Mills Looking For School Board Candidates

Lake Mills Looking For School Board Candidates

The Lake Mills Community School Board will have positions open on the board that are up for election. There are several requirements potential candidates must meet to run for election to the board. KIOW’s Renee Ingeldue has the complete details: The date to submit applications to run for the September election is today at 5pm.

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Ernst Stresses Need to Prioritize Security of Americans Overseas Engaged in Diplomatic Security Efforts

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) stressed the need for the Obama Administration to prioritize the security of and responsiveness to the American men and women overseas engaged in diplomatic security efforts at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing entitled, “Avoiding Duplication: An Examination of the State Department’s Proposal to Construct a New Diplomatic

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Deadline Extended: Grassley Fall Internship Applications Due August 1

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said that the deadline for fall internships for college-age Iowans has been extended.  Applications will now be accepted through August 1, 2015. Internships are available in Grassley’s Washington, D.C., office as well as his offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo.  The semester-long internships

Hancock County Supervisors establish 5% interest on stamped warrants

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors voted in adjourned session Tuesday to establish an interest rate for stamped warrants.  Supervisor Jerry Tlach says up till now the county has not had to utilize stamped warrants, but that may be changing. The warrants are used to help pay for drainage district projects in the county when

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Farmer-led Efforts Continue to Improve Water Quality in Rock Creek

Farmers in the Rock Creek Watershed are driving change and planning to install the largest concentration of bioreactors and saturated buffers in the nation. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey joined the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) and water quality experts to kickoff project efforts in Mitchell County. “This project builds on the work that already

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Grassley Urges EPA to Increase Volumes Under the Renewable Fuel Standard, Says Low Levels Will Undermine Next Generation Fuels, Increase Dependence on Foreign Oil

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to revise and increase its proposed volume obligations for renewable biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014, 2015, and 2016. “The RFS has added value to agriculture markets and energized many rural economies across Iowa and the nation,” Grassley wrote to EPA


Lichtsinn RV Names Heidi Thompson Vice President and General Manager

Lichtsinn RV of Forest City, Iowa, has promoted Heidi Thompson to the position of Vice President and General Manager. In this position Heidi will provide leadership and daily execution of the dealership by overseeing the various departments which include variable operations (sales & financing), fixed operations (service & parts), and the business office (accounting &