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Whenever a political candidate comes to Indianola, it's likely that we'll see our town in the national press. But when Joe Biden made news Saturday by accusing fellow candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, Bernie Sanders, of distributing a doctored video, Indianola became a t…

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City Council Meeting Packet – The agenda packet for the Tuesday, Jan. 21, City Council meeting has been updated and may be found on the City’s website at: http://www.indianolaiowa.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_01212020-944.

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The United States Mexico Canada trade agreement has finally been passed by our Congress, with substantial bi-partisan majorities. According to the International Trade Commission, the agreement, after it is fully implemented, will mean 176,000 additional jobs in the U.S., and an additional $6…

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There is serious discussion as we convene the new legislative session, of more tax reforms. One idea is to increase the sales tax 1 penny and make comparable cuts in the income tax or other taxes. This would fund the 3/8 cent conservation and recreation IWILL (Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy) p…

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Not by my definition, at least the way some people go at it. Advances in technology have offered several new ways to locate game, and some think it’s become unfair to the quarry.

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As I sit on my favorite stump in the timber, waiting for a whitetail with a death wish to mosey over, my mind wanders. Yours too, probably. Here are a few of my musings and learnings.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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I have been very surprised by the number of voters in my circle of friends and acquaintances who have the mistaken idea that the proposed “Courthouse” on the square will once again provide the services that the previous one did for the past 80 years...collect taxes, register and license vehi…

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At the Candidate Forum for Indianola City Council, there was a question about whether there were any conflicts of interest by any of the candidates. Candidate Heather Hulen said she would recuse herself from any vote dealing with the YMCA, where she is the Executive Manager.

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I am writing this letter to ask the registered voters of the Indianola Community School District to give serious consideration to voting for Kevin Schlomer for school board.

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Iowans are bearing the brunt of inaction from Washington. Special interests are pouring money into our politics to halt progress even before it begins – we can feel it on our farms, on main streets, and by the lessening healthcare options in our communities.

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Hello, I am Shirley J. Clark and I am seeking your vote on November 5th. This is for the City of Indianola, At-Large position. I believe that my current and past experience on the City Council is important.

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