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Q&A: Clean Energy With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

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Q: How does clean energy help Iowa’s economy? A: Renewable energy helps diversify Iowa’s economy and adds value to our state’s rich, natural resources. One recent study counted more than 30,000 Iowans employed in clean energy. That’s a lot of paychecks that are providing for families ...

Naig Comments On Iowa Crop Progress And Condition Report

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DES MOINES - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig today commented on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. "We continue to see spotty showers across the state ...

Slices of Life by Jill Pertler-Pulling weeds

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My garden needs weeding. Oh, does it need it. It happens about this time every year. I start out strong, but then summer gets away from me and the weeds are miracle growing like they’ve been fertilized from the heavens. How do the weeds grow so fast? Mother Earth likes to decorate her canvas ...

Rabe guest speaker for Garwin Lions Club

Letters to the Editor

Jake Rabe of Rabe Hardware in Blairstown was the guest speaker for the August meeting of the Garwin Lions Club. Rabe focused on producing electricity using solar panels. He stated, "Solar is good for Iowa and with current tax advantages this is the time to install."The meal was the annual "Fish ...

Tama Co. Court News

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Tama County District Court Before Chief Judge Patrick R. Grady: Amanda Jacqueline Collins, 31, Tama, admitted violation of terms of probation and was found in contempt of court in three cases. She was sentenced to 60 day jail terms to be served concurrently and given credit for any ...

Iowa 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Winners Announced

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One hundred twenty youth from 71 counties took part in the 2018 Awardrobe Clothing Event held Aug. 9 at the Iowa State Fair. The event gives participants the opportunity to showcase their apparel design and production knowledge, as well as creativity skills. As a part of the showcasing ...

Message From Our Mayor

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It is the middle of August and the days are getting shorter and school is about to start. The mothers are cheering and Grandma Jo is worried she won’t see the grandkids as often. Although she will get to ride the white bus to GMG and Easton will start playing pee wee football again. We ...

Q&A: Flores Agreement With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

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Q: How does the Flores v. Reno agreement apply to detention policy at the southern border? A: For three decades, enforcement of immigration laws affecting unaccompanied minors entering the United States illegally was governed by an agreement first issued by the U.S. District Court in Central ...