Knoxville — The 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature kicks off Monday morning. One of the first items of business will be the swearing in of new legislators. Sen. Amy Sinclair and Rep. Greg Heartsill will be sworn in at 10 a.m. Proceedings can be viewed at www.Iowa.gov. Be sure to follow the session in the Journal-Express.
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County seeks to upgrade IT services
As Marion County government grows increasingly dependent upon its electronic and computer infrastructure, the Board of Supervisors believes it is necessary to upgrade its Information Technology (IT) service.
T-15 may close for three months
The construction of the hydroelectric plant near the Red Rock Dam is expected to include road closures, including the possibility of T-15 being closed for 12 weeks.
Mercy One gets new craft, service exceeds expectations
The Mercy One helicopter stationed in Knoxville was replaced with a new, top-of-the line model - the same as the one based in Des Moines - last month. Since the service started in Knoxville on Nov. 15, 2010, its utilization has exceeded the expectations Mercy had when the decision was made to expand.
Bank Robber Latshaw pleads guilty
Christian Michael Latshaw, 19, of Altoona, pled guilty to second-degree robbery this morning in Marion County District Court.
- Marion County roads being addressed The weather has kept the Marion County Secondary Roads Department busy thus far. Heavy rainfall in late April/early May flooded G-71 and approximately 30 gravel roads. A disaster was declared and, according to County Engineer Roger Schletzbaum, repre
- Can Marion County triple tourism revenue? Roger Brooks has made a name for himself across the country, and the globe, for being able to provide solutions and suggestions to towns interested in improving themselves. He came to Marion County last week and was left with the impression that the
- Going away party held for SCISWA Executive Director From 1-4 p.m. on June 7, the South Central Iowa Solid Waste Agency held an Open House going away party for executive director Sara Bixby. The party served cake and coffee and had flowers decorating the tables. There was a basket for guests to leave c
- Local county court records to be digital Polk County is in the middle of transitioning all of its court records to a digital format. Other counties will follow as the year progresses, but this change will come to Marion County either late this year or in early 2014. "The rest of us are jus
- Master Gardeners donate to Habitat Marion County Master Gardeners recently donated nearly $500 to Habitat for Humanity. The money was raised at last Saturday's plant sale at Pella's Farmers' Market. More than 20 Master Gardeners donated hundreds of plants from their own gardens to ra
- City to receive $1.7M less in taxes Estimates from the Iowa League of Cities indicate that the City of Knoxville stands to receive $1.7 million less in property tax revenue over 10 years after the Legislature's property tax reform is implemented and assuming "backfill" from the State.
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