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The Revenue Estimating Conference met on Oct. 14 to estimate the state revenue for the current fiscal year that ends June 30, and 2021 that begins July 1, 2020.

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RAGBRAI Committee Update – Earlier this week, the Treasurer for the community’s RAGBRAI committee shared that it is estimated the committee raised approximately $22,000. This amount does not include the positive financial impact to businesses or the local economy during our community’s hosti…

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Streetscape Award – The American Planning Association–Iowa Chapter just announced the recipients of its 2019 Planning Awards Program. The City of Indianola received the award in the Urban Design category for the Streetscape Master Plan that was approved earlier this summer by the City Counci…

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The Iowa tax law will change as of January 1, 2020 to allow full coupling with federal tax law when it comes to Section 179 expensing. Here is the Iowa Department of Revenue’s explanation of Section 179 expensing:

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The state’s financial books for the fiscal year that ended on June 30 officially closed on September 30 with a surplus of $289.3 million. Although the fiscal year ended June 30, there are a few obligations to be paid and a few receivables that are received up to September 30. In spite of som…

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City Hall/Public Safety Building Assessment – At left, please find a project update regarding the building assessment project. As you will see, this includes some of the updates previously shared at a prior City Council meeting. Pursuant to the memorandum, it is anticipated that a presentati…

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Fifty-three years ago, I was a high school kid in southern Iowa who knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life: I wanted to be a journalist.

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Mantras clear the mind of random thoughts. They are sounds, words, phrases or slogans inspiring a way of thinking or behaving, and feeling like treasured bits of epiphany or revelation.

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It’s time for young people interested in serving as pages in the upcoming legislative session to apply. The applicable forms are available on the Iowa Legislature website.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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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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I for one am not in favor of moving the courthouse off the square. It has been there since I moved here in 1973 and for many, many, many year prior to that time. It is an Iowa tradition of having the courthouse on the square if the town has a city square. Many courthouses around Iowa are muc…

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