Once upon a time in a land far away, I was the editor of a weekly newspaper that learned all three members of the local board of supervisors had a meeting with a county Farm Bureau board of directors. The Farm Bureau board in that particular county carried a lot of clout, and the board of supervisors was invited to attend to hear some ideas. No agenda was published. No minutes were taken. It was purely by a slip of the tongue that our newspaper learned about the meeting.
Read about Iowa's Sunshine laws in Brad's column in the March 14 Advance.