w/ Jim Field
Avoca City Manager Clint Fichter has announced his intentions to run for the Republican Party’s nomination in the June 5th Primary, for Iowa House District 22. District 22 includes most of rural Pottawattamie County and a part of Council Bluffs. Local supporters will be hosting a Neola Area Kick-Off Event at Sweet Gatherings in Neola (111 4th Street) on Thursday, April 19th from 5-7 pm.
Fichter says as State Representative, he will “Be a voice for our individual liberty, fiscal conservatism, local control, commonsense regulatory reform, maintaining necessary infrastructure, and a world-class education system from Pre-K to college.”
Fichter has been City Manager of Avoca since 2007. He earned his Masters degree in Public Administration at Iowa State University and studied law at Creighton University Law School. Fichter also serves on the Executive Boards of both the Iowa League of Cities and the Southwest Iowa Planning Council.
Fichter and his wife, Monica, live with their children in Avoca.
The Harlan City Council Tuesday evening held a public hearing on the issuance of General Obligation Bonds. Hearing no comments from the public, the Council acted on approving a resolution which instituted the proceedings necessary to take additional action for the issuance bonds, not to exceed $2.5 million. A second resolution was also approved, pertaining to the direct advertisement for sale of $2.455 million in G-O Bonds, and approval of electronic bidding procedures.
In other business, the Harlan City Council passed a resolution approving a contract and bond with Story Construction Company, of Ames for the Rotating Biological Contactor Disk Replacement as it pertains to the wastewater treatment plant.
And, a resolution was approved to which would allow the Harlan Police Department back into the Social Security system. Back in the 1980’s, the Harlan Police Department was removed from receiving social security because they were put on IPERS. City Administrator Terry Cox told the board he had several meetings with officials at IPERS and they have indicated there is a remote chance the Social Security Administration may allow the Harlan Police Department officers to opt back into the social security system by a referendum process.
The resolution was approved but Cox said there is no a guarantee the department will receive Social Security but gets the ball rolling. The State must approved the resolution as well.
(Courtesy Joel McCall/KNOD)
Girls Team Scores:
Girls Team Scores:
Girls Individual Results:
Boys Team Scores:
Boys Individual Results:
Atlantic 171, Denison 182 (@ Nishna Hills)
Medalist: Evan Schuler (Atlantic) 38
Runner-Up: Ben Nelson (Atlantic) 40
Other Atlantic Scores:
Girls Tennis: Audubon 5, Corning 4
Jim Field talks about recovering or finding old life insurance policies.