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Local First Responders Help First Responders Impacted By Harvey

First responders helping other first responders recover from Hurricane Harvey was the mission of New Sharon, Oskaloosa, Biloxi, and Keesler AFB firefighters. The group works to tarp the roof of one of those on their list in Rockport, Texas.

Rockport, Texas – The primary mission for New Sharon Fire Chief Steve Gerard and the volunteers of New Sharon Fire and Rescue, helping their fellow first responders recover from disaster. The mission of helping during such disasters started 12 years ago when Hurricane Katrina demolished many areas of the gulf coast and destroying Biloxi, Mississippi […]

A Nation Stops To Take In Eclipse

The total eclipse as seen on August 21, 2017. Photo by Ken Allsup/Oskaloosa News

Saint Clair, Missouri – It had been dubbed the ‘Great American Eclipse, and for a few hours on Monday, the nation turned its attention to the sky, while a rare astronomical event played out before them. In Oskaloosa, Iowa, people gathered in small groups to watch the eclipse, predicted to be at 94% totality. That […]

Ernst Statement on Confirmation of Iowan, Rachel Brand, to be U.S. Associate Attorney General

Press Release from Sen. Joni Ernst WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, issued the following statement after the United States Senate confirmed Rachel L. Brand of Pella, Iowa, to be Associate Attorney General of the United States: “It is with great pride that I support Rachel Brand of Pella, Iowa to serve as U.S. […]

Iowa Delegation Applauds Decision for RC-26 Aircraft to Remain in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), along with the full Iowa delegation, received notice from the U.S. Air National Guard that the RC-26 aircraft will remain based in Iowa at this time. The RC-26 aircraft is designed to counter drug trafficking and assist in counterterrorism efforts, and plays an important role in the […]

Chinese National Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Steal Trade Secrets

Mo Hailong, a/k/a Robert Mo, 46, a Chinese national, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for conspiracy to steal trade secrets. Mo Hailong was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and was ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined at a later date. […]

Gov. Branstad joins letter from 7 Midwestern Governors in sending letter to EPA Administrator McCarthy

Governors of ethanol-producing states collectively join together urging elimination of regulatory hurdle to expand opportunities for E15 and mid-level ethanol blends (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad, along with Gov. Mark Dayton (D-MN), Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R-ND), Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R-SD), Gov. Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) today […]

How “Stop Trump” Failed To Halt The Republican Front-runner

By Michelle Conlin and Steve Holland (Reuters) – Republican John Hammond III had made no secret of his distaste for Donald Trump and his desire to halt his march to the party’s presidential nomination, telling the Indianapolis Star newspaper in March that the mogul was “unfit” to lead the country. But the Republican National Committee […]


Park Ridge, Ill. (March 28, 2016) – This morning, the American Egg Board (AEB) kicked off expanded support of the White House Easter Egg Roll by presenting First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama with the 39th annual Commemorative Egg. AEB Chairman Blair Van Zetten and President and CEO Anne L. Alonzo made the presentation […]

Iowa Caucus Enjoys Record Turnout

Oskaloosa, Iowa – People across Iowa met in small meeting rooms, county shops and school lunch rooms in order to make the nation’s first official vote in the race for the White House in 2016. Surrogates for each candidate took the opportunity to talk about their candidate of choice. Neighbors spoke about their choices in […]

Statement from Secretary of State Paul Pate Regarding Misleading Mailer from Cruz for President Campaign

DES MOINES – “Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law. Accusing citizens of Iowa of a “voting violation” based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is […]


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