Fort Madison, IA – Former Governor Terry Branstad selected State Senator Kim Reynolds as his running mate in his bid to return to office in Des Moines. Republican delegates allowed that to happen during the party's statewide convention earlier this month.
Reynolds has been traveling the state to drum up support for her and Branstad's effort to unseat incumbent Governor Chet Culver and Lt. Governor Patty Judge. Her tour included a presentation to the Fort Madison Rotary Club.
Fort Madison, IA – The Fort Madison School Board has accepted Stahl Construction's bid of $14-million to build its new 4-8 school. The firm out of St. Louis Park, Minnesota submitted the lowest of six bids for the construction.
Superintendent Ken Marang says the base bid came in well below estimate.
The low bid allows Fort Madison to spend several hundred thousand dollars more on alternate bids. The bids include three additional classrooms and a fitness room/wrestling room.