Davenport, Iowa — Former President Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for the 2024 Iowa Caucuses in Davenport by promising to promote Iowa-made ethanol and to oppose raising the retirement age for Social Security. Read more
Council To Hold Multiple Public Hearings During Wednesday Meeting
Sheldon, Iowa — When the Sheldon City Council holds their regular mid-month meeting this Wednesday (March 15th), they are scheduled to hold multiple public hearings. Read more
Feenstra To Hold Farm Bill Town Hall Near Sanborn Wednesday
Sanborn, Iowa — This area’s Congressman, Randy Feenstra from Hull will be in his home area this week to talk about the next farm bill. Read more
Audit Of O’Brien County Released For 2021-2022
Des Moines, Iowa — A state audit report on O’Brien County has been released, and no big issues are mentioned.
According to the report from State Auditor Rob Sand, O’Brien County’s revenues for the fiscal year that ended on June 30th, 2022 totaled just over 16 million dollars, a decrease of 26 percent from the previous year. The report says the significant drop in revenues is mostly due to a decrease in secondary road infrastructure contributed by the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Expenses for O’Brien county operations for the last fiscal year added up to a little over 13.2 million dollars, down more than ten percent from the prior year. The decrease in expenses is primarily due to a decrease in drainage district repairs.
Auditor Sand reported one finding related to the receipt and expenditure of taxpayer funds which addresses a lack of segregation of duties. The finding is repeated from the previous year, and according to other auditing experts, is quite common in smaller units of government with smaller staffs.
DeSantis Draws Large Crowds At Iowa Events
Des Moines, Iowa — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made his first campaign-style trip to Iowa, drawing large crowds in Davenport and Des Moines. Read more
Iowans Need To Watch Out For Job-Seeking Scams
Des Moines, Iowa — Iowans are being warned to beware of the latest rash of employment scams. Read more