Hawkeye Review: Fong: "Leave no county behind"
Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review
I went to Ringgold County to see how small-town Iowa can thrive.
Iowa's small towns are pillars in my economic development plan and my
2020 Vision plan for Iowa. As Governor, I'd fight relentlessly for
their future. Redding, Iowa is barely four miles from Missouri, and
might as well be a million miles from the power lunches and elite
circles of the big city. Common sense and homegrown Iowa values are
the core of people's character. Last Wednesday, Tracee and Steve Knapp
were gracious hosts for the evening house party, after being my tour
guides through Mount Ayr in the afternoon. ... Mount Ayr, the county
seat of Ringgold County, the second smallest population county in
Iowa, will make it. If state leadership in Des Moines will stop
getting in the way, that is.