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Saturday Afternoon News, October 16th


Air National Guard 185th Refueling Wing To Fly Over Kinnick Stadium

(Sioux City) — A U-S Air Force KC-135 and crew from Sioux City’s Air National Guard 185th Air Refueling Wing will perform a flyover of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football game Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.

The flyover is part of the Hawkeye’s pre-game activities against Purdue.  Republican U-S Congressman Randy Feenstra got a look at the KC-135’s at the Sioux City Airbase Friday morning.

The KC-135 refueling aircraft is scheduled to fly over Kinnick Stadium just prior to kickoff at around 2:30 p.m.

(photos contributed.)




Feenstra Says U-S Cannot Continue To Raise The Debt Ceiling

(Sioux City) — Two weeks ago, Congress passed a short term appropriations bill to keep the federal government funded through December 3rd.  That briefly resolved the debate on capitol hill over the trillions of dollars of proposed spending by President Biden and Democrats that Republicans say will create too much national debt.  Iowa Republican U-S 4th District Congressman Randy Feenstra says there is too much spending going on.

Feenstra says a balanced budget is key for him to support any debt ceiling increase.  He says inflation that is escalating and resulting in higher gas prices, and increasing food costs is really a new tax Americans are now paying.

One element proposed in the Democratic package is a non-starter for Feenstra…having all personal bank deposits of $600 or more reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

Feenstra was in Sioux City Friday morning touring the 185th Air National Guard Refueling Wing and visiting with the base commander and staff.




Governor Reynolds Comments On The State’s Projected Revenue Conference Predictions

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement Friday in response to the Revenue Estimating Conference projections:
Reynolds says, “The REC forecast released on Friday shows that Iowa’s economy has come back strong in the wake of the pandemic because we kept our businesses open,” Reynolds said. “It also reaffirms the need to cut taxes and return the overcollection of taxpayer dollars. I’ll be working with my team and legislative leaders to introduce legislation that will build upon our previous historic tax cuts and will continue to return to Iowans their hard-earned money while ensuring our state prospers and grows.”  




Governor Reynolds Extends The Waiver On Weight Limits For Agricultural Goods Through Harvest

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an extension to the proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain.  

The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through November 14, 2021. The proclamation allows vehicles transporting corn, soybeans, hay, straw, silage and stover to be overweight (not exceeding 90,000 pounds gross weight) without a permit for the duration of this proclamation. 

This proclamation applies to loads transported on all highways within Iowa (excluding the interstate system) and those which do not exceed a maximum of 90,000 pounds gross weight, do not exceed the maximum axle weight limit determined under the non-primary highway maximum gross weight table in Iowa Code § 321.463 (6) (b), by more than 12.5 percent, do not exceed the legal maximum axle weight limit of 20,000 pounds, and comply with posted limits on roads and bridges.