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I want to invite any with hurts, habits and hang-ups to Celebrate Recovery at Indianola Community Church. We meet every Thursday evening, 6:30-8:00. We all have "something." Join us at a safe place, where we worship God, hear a lesson and join small groups where you can "air" some of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at fullsteenahead
The following is how I received it in an email. I encourage everyone I know to join AMAC. Here's what I received: The lady who wrote this letter below not only has a grasp of the situation, but also an incredible command of the English language. Her letter was sent... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2021 at fullsteenahead
Watch The Need to GROW now. It is 90 minutes long, but worth every minute. You won't even know how long you've watched. Informative, inspirational, exasperating but promise of hope. There are only 3 days left in which to watch this. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at fullsteenahead
Happy Friday! I hope you are well and staying warm. Below is this week’s update email. If there are any questions, please let me know. I am more than happy to discuss any of these items or any other city-related matter. Please have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2021 at fullsteenahead
From City Manager Ryan Waller's Friday update email: Development Code Updates Public Input Meeting The City hosted a virtual public input meeting on Thursday, April 29, regarding proposed updates to the City’s zoning (Chapter 165) and site plan (Chapter 166) regulations. A recording from the meeting may be viewed via... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2021 at fullsteenahead
From City Manager Ryan Waller's Friday update. City Buildings Tour The public is invited to tour the Library (207 N B Street) and Fire and Police Station/City Hall (110 N 1st Street) on Tuesday, May 11. These facilities will be open for tours from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Those... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2021 at fullsteenahead
Indianola Municipal Utilities (IMU) will hold an information session entitled “Understanding Your Utility Bill” on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Indianola City Hall, located at 110 N. First Street. I strongly urge everyone to participate in this forum. Many of us have seen terribly high... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2021 at fullsteenahead
The Warren County Historical Society is accepting donations to help restore the lights that were around the Warren County Courthouse. If you'd like to donate toward this, please send your check to The Warren County Historical Society, PO Box 256, Indianola, Iowa 50125. For your donation to apply to this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2021 at fullsteenahead
Carlisle Chamber Event Iowa's Representative Brooke Boden and Senator Julian Garrett will be at the Carlisle Library on Saturday March 27 holding a public forum. If you have any questions or would like to talk to either of them, please feel free to stop by. The forum will begin at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2021 at fullsteenahead
Keep in mind that if you have a topic to take before the City Council, at a scheduled meeting, you need to fill out a Public Comment Form. This should be a topic not already on the agenda and you must not expect any action to be taken on your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2021 at fullsteenahead
The following information is from City Manager Ryan Waller's Friday email. Please take note. Statewide Tornado Drill The Iowa Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled to take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24. Roadway & Alley Repair Work This week, Streets Division staff continued repair work on potholes by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2021 at fullsteenahead
The special election is over and it was a ton of fun, even though it ended like it did for me. It really doesn't matter. I'll be involved with things that are going on in the City. I'll speak up. I'll post things here that I think people should know.... Continue reading
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Posted Mar 2, 2021 at fullsteenahead
Today is the day. Election Day. It's easy to think, "What good will my one vote do?" Like the title says, though, one snowflake can become a blizzard. We know that well in Iowa. I appreciate every vote, so please take a few minutes to exercise this right you have.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2021 at fullsteenahead
Here's the picture of the three of us running for Indianola Mayor. Channel 8's Cynthia Fodor did a zoom interview, but their zoom would not download or process for some reason. She had to simply use photos of us and merely state that we are running in a special election.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at fullsteenahead
There were six questions submitted to the Indianola Independent Advocate for the three mayoral candidates to answer. With permission, I am posting my responses here. I do invite you to subscribe to the Independent Advocate to read the responses from the other two candidates. Question 1: What are your thoughts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at fullsteenahead
The special election for Mayor of Indianola is coming up quickly. Be sure you have listened to everything we candidates have said in radio interviews ( - the local Indianola station), have read everything we candidates have said in interviews ( and The Indianola Record Herald) or by reading the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at fullsteenahead
Today, Thursday morning, February 25, I had the pleasure of being on a zoom call with Paul Hyatt, Junior, and staff writer for Simpson College's student-run newspaper, The Simpsonian. We discussed a lot about how Simpson fits with the City of Indianola. I believe it was a profitable, worthy conversation.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at fullsteenahead
Seven a.m. (7:00 a.m.) is early. But I'll tell you something. When you get up and around to be at a meeting at that time, you know it's important and you want to be there. This is when the Mayor's Youth Council meets at Indianola High School. That's what I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at fullsteenahead
I find the right words so very hard to choose to start this particular blog. Fun. I'm having fun. But serious. It is important and serious. When my grandpa decided to run for Mayor of Indianola, I was in 5th grade. I don't remember if he discussed it with the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at fullsteenahead
I hope everyone will have a nice Monday, the start to a nice week. This is the last week to vote in the Special Election prior to election day. If you want to vote early, it's too late to request a ballot be mailed to you. You may go to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at fullsteenahead
As I look out the window, today is a sunny, warm day for October in Iowa. Other days have gray skies, tornado, even derecho winds, blizzard conditions or fog—many of which could happen in Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer here…. That is similar to the conditions of a city. All... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2021 at fullsteenahead
Today, Friday, February 19, 2021, is the last day to call the Auditor's office to request a ballot to vote for Mayor be mailed. If they receive the request today (best to call before 4:00) it will be mailed by the end of their office hours today. Call 515-961-1020. You... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at fullsteenahead
March 2, 2021, is the date for the special election for Indianola Mayor. While this might not seem like a big deal, a vote for only one office, having the right to help choose the person who will be the Ambassador for your City really is a big deal. I'd... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at fullsteenahead
I'm so excited to be Mayor of Indianola. In order to reach that goal, I need you all to vote for me. Remember that you can vote early at the Administration Building (see the previous blog post) or you can vote on March 2 (see the previous blog post about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at fullsteenahead