My husband and I were surprised a few days ago to receive our coronavirus stimulus payment in the form of a pre-paid debit card. We’d somehow missed the news that the IRS was sending these cards to some taxpayers instead of traditional checks.
Small Business Grant Program – The deadline for the Small Business Grant Program has been extended to May 31. Thank you to Peoples Bank, TruBank, WCEDC and the Greater Des Moines Partnership for their financial support to the Small Business Recovery Grant program to aid small businesses affe…
More Iowans are going back to work after a new proclamation from Gov. Kim Reynolds. Starting May 22, movie theaters, zoos, aquariums and museums will be able to reopen as long as they can accommodate reasonable public health measures. Pools will only be allowed to reopen for lap swimming and…
Small Business Grant Program – Thank you to Peoples Bank, TruBank, WCEDC and the Greater Des Moines Partnership for their financial support to the Small Business Recovery Grant program to aid small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the grant program and the appl…
The Iowa Legislature will reconvene on Wednesday, June 3. The biggest job will be passing a budget for the coming fiscal year that begins July 1. I believe that the Revenue Estimating Conference will meet before we reconvene. The REC meets periodically and makes estimates of incoming revenue…
Gov. Kim Reynolds began to loosen some public health measures earlier this week. Listed here are some types of businesses that may now begin to reopen.
Our national dialogue is consumed with discussion about health, safety, freedoms and liberties. There is no doubt Iowans are concerned about these important matters. It is vital to find a balancing act between protecting the public health and ensuring the continuation of civil society.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
We are losing our democracy to oligarchs. American voters have a statistically non-significant impact on public policy. Only four percent of us respect Congress. Forty two percent of voters are Independent yet only Republicans and Democrats win elections. Only fourteen percent of House campa…
Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all Indianola builders and developers!
On behalf of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Warren County, I would like to thank everyone who helped with our Child Abuse Prevention Month community awareness activities in April. Every year we add more activities and volunteers to make the campaign even more widespread throughout the…
Jon and I would have had a Meet and Greet for Admiral Mike Franken, but the virus changed all of our lives. We hope you’ll give him a hard look for the primary—which is now!
Did you know there are six factory farms in Warren County and over 10,000 factory farms in the state? Probably not, unless you’re a neighbor to one of them. Between their odor, massive sizes, and their effects on public health, property values, and our water quality, these factory farms are …
More people should be wearing masks to prevent infection by the corona virus. Unfortunately our country has been subjected to ridiculous contradictory messaging on this issue.
- Simpson announces John Woell named academic dean
- Summercrest development moves ahead after divided vote by P&Z
- Governor okays youth sports and outdoor concerts, but Indianola events will move slowly
- Warren County supervisors make budget moves in special meeting
- Warren County Sheriff's Office Reports: May 18
- Warren County supervisors close New Virginia meal site, plan special meeting Tuesday
- Indianola Police Reports: May 16
- Postponed, cancelled or unknown: Trio of June events at fairgrounds have different outlooks