Scholten wants to fight for economy that will work for everyone

Scholten wants to fight for an economy that will work for everyone

By: RIMA AUSTIN

Pilot-Tribune News Staff

J.D. Scholten sat in a metal chair facing the audience of the Albert City Town Hall meeting. At six-foot, six inches, he seemed to not fit in the chair meant for shorter people. This did not appear to bother him, being at eye level with his constituents. In fact, he seemed to relish it. He began the meeting by thanking everyone who came out on such a cold and snowy night to listen to his speech. Continue reading “Scholten wants to fight for economy that will work for everyone”

Tom Steyer plans to fight forty-year-war

Tom Steyer plans to fight forty-year-war

By: RIMA AUSTIN

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Pilot-Tribune News Staff

Democratic Party nominee hopeful, Tom Steyer, believes the government has failed the American people. He wants voters to realize how corporations have purchased the government and that the nation’s government now works for those corporations.

If we are going to get any of the things that people are talking about in terms of health care, education, a living wage, clean air and clean water, then we are going to have to break the corporate stranglehold,” said Steyer. “They are getting what they want from the government and we’re not getting what we want from the government, the government is serving them and not us.” Continue reading “Tom Steyer plans to fight forty-year-war”

Lack of funding could hinder infrastructure change in Alta

Lack of funding could hinder infrastructure change in Alta

By: RIMA AUSTIN

Pilot Tribune News Staff

In a special session meeting of the Council of the City of Alta, Jennifer Movall and Justin Yarosevich, of Simmering and Cory& Iowa Codification, presented to the board their findings for a comprehensive plan that the City of Alta had asked of them. The comprehensive plan includes suggestions concerning signage, landscaping and anything else that might be considered cleaning up the city and making it more attractive to visitors. Continue reading “Lack of funding could hinder infrastructure change in Alta”

Arson case may not go to trial

Arson case may not go to trial

By: RIMA AUSTIN

Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune News Staff

Brent Alan Mack, 25, of Newell, has been charged with several crimes he is alleged to have committed in Sac County. On October 28, Sac County Attorney, Ben Smith, is scheduled to engage in a pre-trial conference with Mack’s attorney, Charles Schulte.

A pretrial conference is an opportunity for the defense council and the prosecutor to discuss potential plea offers,” stated Smith. “We always look for the possibility of settling. It will be explored in this case but I can’t know whether or not it will happen.” Continue reading “Arson case may not go to trial”

Alta City fires Code Enforcement Officer

Alta City fires Code Enforcement Officer

By: RIMA AUSTIN

Storm Lake Pilot Tribune Staff Writer

In a special meeting held by the City Council of Alta Monday night the council called to the table City of Alta Code Enforcement Officer, Matt Hess. The board asked Hess several questions concerning the Community Building owned by the city and maintained by Hess. Hess gave a brief report of how many hours he spent over the last week cleaning the building and what the schedule looked like for it over the next two months. The meeting then took a tumultuous turn. Continue reading “Alta City fires Code Enforcement Officer”

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