Pocahontas County Announced as PIE Award Winner

A northwest Iowa county has been chosen to receive one of this year’s Public Innovations and Efficiencies Awards.

Pocahontas County was selected as one of the five winners in the Best Performing Counties category. State Auditor Rob Sand announced the award winners on Monday.

Sand created the PIE program in 2019 to encourage public entities across Iowa to think outside the box and spark innovative ideas to save public funds. The PIE program checklist provides local leaders with tools to collaborate and share their concepts, known as PIE recipes, via the Auditor of State’s website.


Alberta Doerr Kautsch

Alberta Doerr Kautsch was called to her Heavenly home at the age of 99, on December 5, 2023, in Mason City,

Holiday train begins tour of Iowa

The Canadian Pacific Kansas City Railroad will be bringing its 25th annual Holiday Train program through northeastern Iowa today  and Friday.

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