Archive for: February, 2015

Rozenboom Report (2/27/2015)

Ken Rozenboom (R) at his desk in the Iowa Senate Chambers.

The legislative session is nearing the halfway point, with the first funnel quickly approaching. Funnel week is a deadline for the legislature to get bills through all standing committees in either the House or the Senate, in order to remain in consideration for the rest of session. Funnel week helps us narrow our focus to […]

Statesmen Hold Off AIB to Reach League Finals

Des Moines–The William Penn men’s basketball team earned yet another trip to the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament Finals in its 71-63 upset of#2 seed AIB in Friday’s semifinals. The third-seeded Statesmen (20-11) will now meet #13 and regular-season champion Mount Mercy in Sunday’s championship game at 6 p.m. in Cedar Rapids. The Mustangs, who beat […]

Indoor All-MCC Honors Announced

Oskaloosa–Nearly 20 William Penn indoor track and field athletes received all-Midwest Collegiate Conference honors for their efforts this season. All-MCC awards are given to all athletes finishing in the top three in individual events, in the top two in a relay event, or first in an event not contested at the league championships. Honorable-mention awards […]

Dutch within striking distance at league track meet

WAVERLY — The Central College men’s track and field team won two events and is only three points out of first place through six events at the Iowa Conference indoor championship, while the Central women sit fourth and won two events Friday. On the men’s side Wartburg holds a slim lead with 53 points while […]

Central men’s track and field team eyes conference title

PELLA — After finishing runner-up in both the indoor and outdoor Iowa Conference Championships in 2014 the Central College men’s track and field team is seeking to get back to its traditional title-winning form. The Dutch have won three of the past five indoor and four of the past six outdoor league crowns. “We always […]

Dive Team And K-9 Units Searching For Missing Oskaloosa Woman

***Update – 3:47 pm*** Sgt. Brandon Bracelin of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports that the body of a white female has been found near the area where West’s vehicle was found. They are waiting for the medical examiner to arrive on the scene to help identify the body.” ****** Polk County, – The car […]

WPU’s Year Over in Quarterfinal Loss to Clarke

Dubuque–The Statesmen women’s basketball team could not avenge two regular-season losses to Clarke in an 81-67 season-ending defeat in the Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament Quarterfinals Thursday. #5 seed William Penn (11-19) was tremendous on the offensive glass (17 second-chance points), but could not parlay that into a second-consecutive postseason upset of the fourth-seeded Crusaders (18-12). […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update For February 26, 2015

Collective Bargaining Reforms Key collective bargaining reforms that would help control rising costs for school districts are: • Allowing an arbitrator to choose between two impasse points, not just an either/or scenario. The reason to avoid arbitration is that, given what an arbitrator is currently allowed to consider, management is likely to lose. The playing […]

Jo Ann Fredrickson

JoAnn Fredrickson December 26, 1929 – February 25, 2015 Montezuma, Iowa | Age 85 Jo Ann Fredrickson, 85 of Des Moines and formerly of Montezuma passed away Wednesday morning, February 25, 2015 at Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines. Jo Ann Fredrickson, the daughter of Francis and Josephine (Sheppard) Fredrickson, was born on […]

Oskaloosa Woman Reported Missing

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Family members of Sallie West are asking for your help in locating their loved one. Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office confirms that they have taken a report in regards to her disappearance. Jessica West reports that Sallie was last seen in Grimes, Iowa around 1pm when an “unknown” person reported her plates to […]


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