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Iowa Economic Development Approves Bo-Deans Grant

(Des Moines) -- The Iowa Economic Development Authority approved awards to three projects in the state that are expected to create jobs.  One of those projects involves Bo-Deans Cone Company  in LeMars.  Bo-Deans is expanding its operations and intends to hire an additional nine people with its 15,000 square foot addition.  Tina Hoffman of the Iowa Economic Development Authority says Bo-Deans is a great story. 

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The board approved tax incentives to BoDeans Cone Company through the High Quality Jobs program.  The company established in 2001 by Bo and Dean Jacobson produces approximately 700 milllion cones a year for dairy clients, including Well's Enterprises.  They ship their cones across the United States and internationally.  The proposed expansion will be on the north end of  the cone plant to accomodate two ovens, several line extensions, baking chain, mix system and a flour silo. 

(LeMars) -- Van's Sanitation will be conducting a special "trash pick-up" the week following Thanksgiving on an "as needed and as requested basis."  The week after Thanksgiving is scheduled to be a recycle pick-up week, and Van's will pick-up recycled products.  As an added service, Van's will empty your trash tote that week if you call and request the service.  Residents will need to call Van's Sanitation at 548-4644 in advance to request the special trash pick-up.  There will be no additional charge to the residents for this service, but it will only be provided for those people who call and request it.

 

(Orange City) -- The 2012 Tulip Festival Queen will be crowned on Monday evening at the annual Tulip Queen Pageant.  The pageant will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Orange City Town Hall.  Vying for the crown are five Orange City residents, including: Samantha Droog, Jennifer Guthmiller, Jacquelyn Jacobsma, Lauren McDonald, and Caitlyn Van Es.  The candidates will spend the afternoon with three judges.  They will be interviewed on various topics and will give presentations on a particular question regarding growing up in Orange City.

(Alton) -- Residents of Alton will participate in a special run-off election scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th.  Voters will decide upon who should fill the position on the Alton City Council between Matthew Laverman and Mary Jenkins. 


(Washington) -- Congress introduced a Balanced Budget Resolution yesterday, but the vote failed to reach a 2/3 majority.  Iowa Congressman Steve King says he is disappointed, and blames Congressional Democrats for blocking the bill. 

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 King says it is now time to go the people and have them demand a balanced budget.
 

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The vote was nearly divided on party lines with each Republican voting in favor of the balanced budget and each Democrat voting against it.  However, there were 25 Democrats that did vote in favor of the balanced budget resolution, and four Republicans that voted against it.



 

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