DES MOINES – Gary Warren of Boone claimed $10,000 on Tuesday at the Iowa Lottery’s headquarters in Des Moines. He purchased his winning ticket at Boonedocks USA Truckstop along 1-35 near Williams. Warren won by matching four of the first five numbers and the power ball. Had he added the Power Play to his ticket, Warren would have increased his winnings to $40,000.
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today said that the 2012 Iowa legislative session was success for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and thanked the bipartisan support for restoring some funding to the Department after significant cuts in recent years. The Department received a $584000 increase in the general fund appropriation and a $550000 increase to administer soil conservation programs through the Environment First fund. In addition, the Department also received $350000 for conservation cost share, which is matched by landowners to build conservation practices, $1.55 million for agriculture drainage well closure and $1 million for the Water Improvement Review Bard. Governor Branstad signed the appropriations bills last Friday evening.
BOONE – On Wednesday, Boone County employees will take pies in the face to help fight cancer. From Noon to 1pm, in the west Courthouse parking lot, you can donate $5 for the opportunity to throw a pie into the face of select County workers. Proceeds will go to Relay for Life. The following have offered to get “pied”: Sheriff Ron Fehr; Supervisors Steve Duffy, Tom Foster and Bill Lusher; Wanda cox, Heidi Kokemiller, Dave Morlan, Mike Salati, Scott Kruse and Scott Smith. The event is open to anyone and will be held rain or shine. Donation is five dollars per pie per face.