Travis Fischer

03/07/2018 - 4:21pm
Iowa Republicans in both legislative chambers are pushed forward with sweeping tax reform proposals aligning with goals set by Governor Kim Reynolds earlier this year. Looking to lower rates, simplify the tax code, and phase out federal deductibility, the governor presented a tax reform package on Tuesday, February 13 for state legislators to consider in the current session. Since then, both the...
01/10/2018 - 4:01pm
The Swaledale City Council selected a new council member to fill a vacant seat during their first meeting of 2018 on Monday, January 8. With the recent passing of council member Troy Smeby, the council chose to accept volunteers for an appointment that would finish out the remaining two years of Smeby’s term. Tim Larson and former council...
12/20/2017 - 3:38pm
The Swaledale City Council wrapped up 2017 with their final meeting of the year on Monday, December 18. At the meeting, the city swore in Mayor John Drury, City Clerk Judy Witte, and council member Roger Myhre Jr. for their next term. The council also welcomed the newly sworn in Brian Caspers to his first council meeting, having been sworn in last...
12/13/2017 - 5:14pm
The town of Swaledale is reeling this week following the untimely passing of Troy Smeby. Smeby, 42, was a member of the Swaledale City Council and a deacon at Immanuel Reformed United Church of Christ in Klemme. According to the Iowa State Patrol report, at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, Smeby was driving northbound on Jonquil Ave. when, for...
12/13/2017 - 5:13pm
Santa Claus came to Thornton on Saturday, December 9 as the community gathered in the Thornton Fire Station for the annual Christmas gift drawing. Puzzles, toys, gift cards, and more were up for grabs as Santa Claus distributed gifts for kids and adults alike. With dozens of items donated by the community, every kid got to go home with something...
12/13/2017 - 5:09pm
The Rockwell City Council met for their regular meeting on Wednesday, October 18 at city hall. At the meeting, the council continued their discussion about reimbursing property owners along 4th St. South that had cleaned out their ditches, shortly before the city took action on their own. No decisions were made and the issue was tabled for the...
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