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Annual Sales Tax Holiday starts Friday
Anyone who needs to do back-to-school shopping for clothes and shoes will save money if they go this Friday or Saturday, thanks to Iowa’s annual Sales Tax Holiday. Kay Arvidson, spokeswoman for the Iowa Department of Revenue, explains how the 15th annual tax holiday works. “It begins at the stroke of midnight Friday and runs […]Full Post...
Retired general says climate change poses threat to military bases
A retired four-star Air Force general is paying a visit to Iowa to talk about national security threats posed by climate change. General Ronald Keys serves on the government-funded Military Advisory Board, which released a report earlier this year that warned climate change serves as a “catalyst for conflict.” Keys says changing weather patterns are […]Full Post...
Sioux City riverboat shuts down for last time
After months of legal battles, the Argosy Riverboat Casino in Sioux City shut down operations Wednesday. A team of agents from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and the DCI boarded the boat and oversaw the shutdown of the gambling machines. Assistant City Manager, Justin Vondrak, says the boat itself will leave Sioux City under […]Full Post...
Iowa tax climate ranks low, 40th out of 50 states
Iowa’s tax climate ranks among the worst in the nation according to a new report released by the “Future of Iowa Foundation.” The group is a subsidiary of the Iowa Taxpayers Association and its report ranks Iowa’s overall tax system 40th out of the 50 states. Iowa Taxpayers Association president Dustin Blythe says members of […]Full Post...
Defending champ Johnston upsets Waukee in 4A baseball opener
Johnston may have entered the state tournament as the eighth seed in class 4A but the Dragons are also the defending champions and they looked the part in the opening round. Johnston scored six runs in a decisive third inning enroute to an 8-3 victory over second ranked Waukee. Coach Michael Barta’s team will take […]Full Post...
Latest News Headlines
• July turning out to be a cool and dry month for Webster City.
• Webster City City Council to meet this Monday,August 4.
• Final day today for Health Needs Assessment Survey at VDMC.
• Professional Advisor Continuing Education Seminar set for August 21.
• Fort Dodge standoff ends.