The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Local News

November 7, 2012

Olson earns another victory

CLINTON — Rep. Steve Olson prevailed once again for District 97, with his victory against opposing candidate Ted Whisler.

Olson, a Republican, will enter his sixth term in office.

“I will continue to make sure the focus stays on jobs, economy and property taxes,” Olson said.

District 97 covers the western part of Clinton County and the northern part of Scott County. Olson triumphed in Clinton County with 5,936 votes over Whisler with 3,791. In Scott County, Olson took the lead with 4,146 votes, 59.83 percent to Whisler’s 2779 votes and 40.10 percent.                                 

Olson, a farmer, is a graduate of Iowa State University and Calamus High School. He is a former school board member and has served 10 years as representative of Iowa House District 83.

Key issues for Olson are property tax and gas tax reform, education, as well as job creation and attracting business to Iowa.

“It is important to be fiscally responsible for the voters,” Olson said.

His civic involvement includes serving in the Iowa Air National Guard  and being a former chairman of a church council. He is also a member of numerous local, state and national community and agricultural groups.

“It has been very rewarding,” Olson said. “It’s an honor to serve the people of this community.”

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 7-12-14 Lonestar and Sara Evans 2 Country acts take stage at Wild Rose

    CLINTON — Country music fans packed the parking lot of the Wild Rose Casino and Resort on Friday as they welcomed music superstars Sara Evans and Lonestar.As the Wild Rose Casino kicked off the first-ever Rosefest, a two

    July 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • Contracts approved at Central meeting DEWITT — Administrative contracts were approved Wednesday at the Central Community School Board meeting.In a closed session prior to the regular meeting, the board discussed the level of pay increases for any personnel not covered by collective barga

    July 12, 2014

  • Riddle pleads guilty to meth charges

    CLINTON — A Clinton woman pleaded guilty to two methamphetamine-related drug charges on Thursday in Clinton County District Court.Tera Riddle, 27, said she purchased precursors with the intent to manufacture the drug with her then-

    July 12, 2014

  • District to pick one of 3 nominees

    CLINTON — The way Clinton School Board President Jim McGraw sees it, the district has three good options to fill vacated board member Devin Guillory’s seat.“I just wish that we could put all three of them on the board b

    July 12, 2014

  • Flood gates at 25th Ave North boat ramp

    According to a press release from the city of Clinton, the flood gates at the 25th Avenue North boat ramp are being opened today, Friday, July 11, 2014. Access to this boat ramp will be available later this afternoon.

    July 11, 2014

  • Probation violation extends supervision CLINTON — A June 18 trespassing arrest of 21-year-old Lucas McNulty-Snodgrass may normally have been a minor offense in the eyes of Iowa Judicial District 7 judge Stuart Werling. As it violated Snodgrass’ probation agreement, Werling found Snodgrass

    July 11, 2014

  • Wapsi flooding Wapsi level tops record (with VIDEO)

    DEWITT — Major flooding has hampered the Clinton County area for nearly two weeks now, but of the floods that have occurred, only one tops the record books.Though the number will not be official until later this year, the United States Geological Sur

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-11-14 Fulton Summer Nights Dog Days Of Summer FULTON, Ill. — The dog days of summer were in full swing Thursday in Fulton as the second installment of Fulton Summer Nights went off without a hitch.As family and friends of all ages joined the community celebration, themed “The Dog Days of Summer,

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woman sentenced in hydrocodone case CLINTON — A former employee at the Scott Drug Pharmacy in DeWitt was sentenced Thursday to three years probation following six prohibited acts charges and one count of unlawful possession of a prescription drug.Aimee Brummett, 29, of 229 Eighth St.,

    July 10, 2014

  • Leaders support loan for improvements to city's hotel FULTON, Ill. — As activation of the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois, continues to gain momentum, local communities are preparing for the influx of residents and visitors they have been promised for more than 12 years.One way the city

    July 10, 2014

Facebook
Clinton
Camanche
Fulton
Clinton Herald photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.