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Budget Prioritization – Please remember that the budget prioritization survey is due by Monday, Dec. 9. As you are aware, the survey consists of several items that are up for consideration as part of the budget process. These items are the result of work performed in connection with the stra…

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Students disrupting classes has become a huge problem around the state. Teachers and administrators are reluctant to discipline disruptive students for fear of being criticized or even sued. It makes no sense for taxpayers to pay for classes where students are prevented from learning because…

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Ending last month’s column with “Make Your Heart Glad” meant to provide a heart-warming conclusion and this month’s beginning.

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As you know, the United States, Mexico and Canada have renegotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new agreement is called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA. It was signed by the three countries Sept. 30, 2018. It has been ratified by Mexico. The United…

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Updated Building Codes - At left, please find a memorandum from Charlie Dissell, Community & Economic Development Director, on the process and timeline regarding the Building & Fire Codes update.

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The U.S. stock market has again reached a record high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently went over 28,000 for the first time. The Dow Jones average closed at 18,332.43 on Nov. 8, 2016. When I read about the new records, I cannot help but think of the predictions of doom and gloom by …

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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