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Garner-Hayfield/Ventura School Board to Meet

The historic vote by both the Garner-Hayfield and Ventura Community School Districts has initiated the transition to a new school board and superintendent. On Monday, the boards will meet to reorganize into one. The board will be called to order by Roark Horn, AEA 267 Chief Administrator. They will appoint a temporary secretary to keep

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Branstad Campaign Sets More Modest Goals

Back in 2010, Governor Terry Branstad pledged to create jobs, boost incomes and reduce government spending as part of his bid to return to office. Four years later, his re-election campaign promises are far less ambitious. The Republican governor – who holds a significant lead over Democrat Jack Hatch in recent polls – has released


Iowa County Faces Criticism for $7M Tax Break Plan

Residents are criticizing a northwest Iowa county’s plan to use $6.9 million in tax breaks to improve roads around a major egg processor and rehabilitate an old school. The plan Osceola County officials are considering could also force one area school district to raise taxes because tax revenue from 60 wind turbines would be diverted


Britt Council Holds Special Session Tonight

The Britt City Council will meet in special session today at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at 5:30pm. The major topics of discussion in this special session will be the filling of the City Clerk’s position and to approve the annual urban renewal report submission. The council will review the report and discuss it as well.

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Old Sioux City Riverboat Casino to be Removed Soon

Sioux City officials say the old Argosy riverboat casino might not be removed before the deadline. Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott said he’s concerned the old casino won’t be gone by the September 28th deadline. The old Argosy Sioux City casino closed July 30 after losing a lengthy court fight to remain open. It remains