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11/21/2017 - 3:25pm
Not too long ago, Stewart Memorial Community Hospital officials noticed a pattern in comments coming back from hospital patients. “Recently, we’ve had more comments coming through on our inpatient side,” CEO Cindy Carstens said. The hospital had also recently hired a lot of new staff members. Looking at the comments and considering the relative newness of the staff members,...
11/21/2017 - 3:24pm
UnityPoint Health may be unable to reach a contract agreement with Amerigroup, one of the two remaining managed care organizations that provide health insurance for Medicaid clients in Iowa. UnityPoint officials announced last week they were in the midst of negotiating a new contract with Amerigroup, but if the two organizations could not reach an...
11/21/2017 - 3:21pm
If South Central Calhoun School District residents approve a $1.34 levy in April, the tax rate homeowners and landowners would pay would still be about $2 lower than the average state property tax levy for schools, and lower than what they were paying before Southern Cal and Rockwell City/Lytton schools combined several years ago. That was part of...
11/21/2017 - 3:20pm
A Twin Lakes landowner will need to reapply for a building permit before he can proceed with a lawsuit against Calhoun County’s Board of Adjustments and zoning administrator. Dave Madsen filed suit in July against the county, claiming the Board of Adjustments’ and zoning administrator’s denial of his building permit was illegal...
11/21/2017 - 3:18pm
Amid hue and cry nationwide over proposed elimination of a number of tax credits and deductions, Iowa’s senior senator said the plan would be good for Iowans. “For average Iowa families, (the proposed tax rule changes means) $2,600 more in their pockets to spend,” Grassley said during a telephone conference call Nov. 13 with Iowa...
11/14/2017 - 11:07am
South Central Calhoun Middle School students offered their thanks and appreciation to military veterans and men and women in active service Friday. “You made it so people know heroes don’t always wear capes,” Keira Hammen said. “You made us safe. You made us free.” Emma Englin addressed her letter to veterans to some...
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