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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary – The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met on Oct. 13. That is the body that estimates incoming revenue for the current and upcoming fiscal years. You may recall that we ended the last fiscal year, ending on June 30, with an ending balance of $305.5 million, in spite of the virus. Also, our…

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Comp Plan Award – Congratulations, Indianola! Our community was awarded the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan by the American Planning Association-Iowa Chapter. This award was made possible because of your significant involvement during the extensive 21-month review process. This…

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In the previous column, I talked about the certain details that started our school trips we put together when I still taught at Woodward-Granger High School. There was a lot of planning that went into those trips, however the really fun part was being around the students as they experienced …

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"Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, 'Never take candy from a strangers.' And then they dressed me up and said, 'Go beg for it.' " - Rita Rudner

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City’s Credit Score - In preparation for the City’s Streetscape Project financing, the City had to be reviewed by Moody’s Investors Service, one of the major credit rating agencies. On Thursday, Oct. 8, Moody’s announced it has assigned the City’s financing a credit score of ‘Aa2’, affirming…

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Hunting season is upon us and thousands of Iowans will be afield in search of odocoileus virginianus, the whitetail deer.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Square Parking – At its meeting on Sept. 8 the City Council passed the final reading of an ordinance removing the three-hour parking restriction around the Square. This action was recommended as part of a collaborative effort with the City, Chamber of Commerce and various Square businesses. …

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Three county auditors have been sued by Republican groups asking the Courts to invalidate the auditor’s mailing of pre-filled out requests for absentee ballots to all voters whose names are on their registered voter lists. The counties are Johnson, Linn and Woodbury. The Republicans are comp…

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