Archive for: March, 2011

Boswell Urges Focus on Transportation Needs as Iowa Ranks 3rd in the Nation for Deficient Highway Bridges

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Leonard Boswell continued to call for increased funding for job-creating transportation and infrastructure projects after Iowa was ranked third in the nation for structurally deficient highway bridges. “Today’s report that 21.7 percent of Iowa’s bridges are structurally deficient should be a wake-up call at the local, state, and federal levels […]

The first proposed Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Plan 2011

The first proposed Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Plan to be submitted to the Iowa General Assembly will be the topic of four public hearings to be held in Council Bluffs, Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines the first week of April.   The Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission, created pursuant to law, will hold the public […]

Central ninth in softball rankings; Haycraft among save leaders

PELLA—Central College is up another notch to No. 9 in the NFCA Division III softball poll. The Dutch (14-2) were off last week after their 16-game spring break trip to Arizona. Linfield (Ore.) regained sole possession of first with a 21-2 mark while Iowa Conference rival Luther (13-1) is No. 4 and Coe is at […]

Central College Flute Ensemble to perform April 19

PELLA, Iowa — Central College’s Flute Ensemble will perform Tuesday, April 19, in Cox-Snow Recital Hall at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Members of the flute ensemble are Joanna Blomquist, freshman from Stuart, Iowa; Amanda Jacobs, freshman from Battle Creek, Mich.; Leah Pieper, freshman from Ankeny, Iowa; and Melissa […]

Gov. Terry E. Branstad praises House for passing two-year transportation budget

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today praised the Iowa House of Representatives for passing HF 642, a two-year Department of Transportation budget. Gov. Branstad has previously insisted the Legislature pass a biennial budget to provide more predictability and stability. “The House took a bold and important first step in passing a two-year transportation […]

De Cook lecturer Mike Day to speak at Central College April 5

PELLA — Central College welcomes Mike Day, general manager of Des Moines operations for Norman and Associates, to campus Tuesday, April 5. Day will give a talk titled “Results Driven Leadership” in Graham Conference Center at 7:30 p.m. He is speaking as part of the Mark and Kay De Cook Lecture Series in Leadership funded […]

Gov. Terry E. Branstad signs 12 bills into law

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following legislation into law: House File 290: An act to allow the use of motorcycles equipped with detachable stabilizing rear wheels on Iowa roads. House File 453: An act relating to the regulation of egg production, and including effective date provisions. Senate File 149: An […]


Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – For the second time this season, Grinnell College’s Juan Carlos Perez ’11 has been named the Midwest Conference Men’s Tennis Performer of the Week.   Perez, a senior from Quito, Ecuador (Martim Cerere), was a perfect 11-0 during the Pioneers’ spring break trip to Orlando, Fla. The region’s third-ranked singles player won […]

Boswell Rep to Hold Office Hours in Montezuma and Oskaloosa

Des Moines, IA- Rep. Leonard Boswell will have a member of his staff in Montezuma and Oskaloosa, Tuesday, April 5th, for open office hours. Greg Johnson, Boswell’s District Representative, will be at: Montezuma City Hall from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Oskaloosa Public Library from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Johnson will be on hand […]


I remember the first time that I listened to an Autism Speaks advertisement on the radio. I had been researching autism due to my nonverbal son. His professional entourage, at this point, were cautiously using terms such as language delayed and then developmentally delayed. However, I was driving home from work that night hearing the […]


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