Robert Maharry

04/11/2018 - 3:21pm
AREA- State Senator-elect Annette Sweeney faced the daunting task of mounting a special election campaign in just three weeks after the abrupt resignation of former Majority Leader Bill Dix, but she also held a pair of key advantages: built-in name recognition and an almost two-to-one ratio of registered Republicans to Democrats. The former state representative and USDA Director of Rural...
03/14/2018 - 2:51pm
ALDEN- Confirming what many had suspected, former Republican State Representative Annette Sweeney of rural Alden officially announced her intention to run for a state senate seat vacated by the sudden resignation of Majority Leader Bill Dix on Wednesday morning, setting up a District 25 special election clash with Democrat Tracy Freese of Dike....
03/14/2018 - 1:38pm
The state senator who represents southern Butler County and served as the majority leader for the last five years resigned in disgrace on Monday after a video of him kissing a statehouse lobbyist at a Des Moines bar on March 1 surfaced in a story posted by Iowa Starting Line, a left-leaning political blog.       ...
10/18/2017 - 12:57pm
A John Deere implement group that started in Grundy Center four decades ago and has since expanded to three other locations will merge with Van Wall, the largest agricultural equipment company in Iowa, after an official announcement to employees on Friday.  The properties of Phelps Implement, with dealerships in Grundy Center, Greene, Hubbard...
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