Indianola Independent Advocate - Warren County Weekly Update




Building codes, improved Great Western Trail on long-term wish list as Warren County considers budgets

The Warren County Zoning Department wants to add a vehicle and eventually, someone to oversee building codes under development this year. Read more


Carlisle Chamber’s annual dinner spotlights business accomplishments

The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce’s new and existing members were honored at its annual dinner, held Jan. 28 at Summerset Winery. Read more


Billions in federal farm payments flow to a select group of producers, report shows

WASHINGTON — The top 10% of recipients of federal farm payments raked in more than 79% of total subsidies over the last 25 years — producin… Read more



Martha Marie Martens, Martensdale

Services for Martha Marie Martens, 94, who passed away Saturday, February 4, 2023 in West Des Moines, will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb… Read more


Dwight Ellis, formerly of Carlisle

Dwight Laverne Ellis, 92, passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on Monday, January 31, 2023, at Valley View Village in Des Moines. Read more


Prairie Nyx / Jon Backstrom, Indianola

Prairie Nyx, an infectious, twin spirit known also as Jon Backstrom, died peacefully surrounded by the love of their family on January 27, … Read more