Cayla Baresel was born in Dubuque, Iowa, but is a native of Maquoketa. She grew up in a single-parent household with one older sister, Crystal. Her parents divorced when she was very young, and Cayla and her sister saw their father every other weeken ...Read More »
John Beard resides in Pleasant Township with his wife, RoJene, who is a teacher in Decorah schools; and his 15-year-old son, Chance, who attends Decorah High School. John's brother, Daniel, is a full-time organic dairy/beef producer, and his family l ...Read More »
Sharon Steckman is a longtime resident of Mason City. She was born in Chicago, Ill., and grew up in Arizona, Colo., and Nebraska. As an adult, before choosing to settle in Mason City, she lived in Ithaca, New York; Detroit and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mas ...Read More »
The nine task forces created to help the Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission complete its work will start meeting on Monday. Members of the task forces will be released later today. The task forces will be comprised of public members as well four legi ...Read More »
House Speaker Pat Murphy of Dubuque has appointed nine legislators to serve on the Rebuild Iowa Commission Task Forces. Appointees include: Housing – Rep. Tom Schueller of Maquoketa Infrastructure & Transportation – Rep. Geri Huser of Altoona Ec ...Read More »
The state's 2008 fiscal year concluded on June 30 and fiscal year 2009 began on July 1. Preliminary reports from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau on state general fund receipts indicate that revenue collections exceeded expectations. Fiscal ...Read More »
An update on the Iowa's flood recovery efforts: The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today that eight additional Iowa counties -- Clinton, Decatur, Dubuque, Greene, Keokuk, Pottawattamie, Van Buren, and Washington -- were granted a Presi ...Read More »
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