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Rozenboom Report (1/30/2015)

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

It was a very busy week at the Capitol, with a lot of local visitors among the more than 1500 people who came through the public entrances on Tuesday alone. I was able to spend some time with the Oskaloosa and North Mahaska FFA chapters, along with the fourth grade class of the Oskaloosa Christian […]

Vander Linden Capitol Update 1/29/2015

Vander Linden

Coupling Bill Passes House Ways and Means House Study Bill 67 passed the House Ways and Means Committee this week by a vote of 25-0. The bill updates Iowa law to conform with certain tax provisions Congress finally enacted in December for tax year 2014. The bill updates the provisions in the Iowa Code for […]

A Night of Guaranteed Laughter at My Funny Valentine!

Pat Hazell, back from last year's hilarious performance of The Wonder Bread Years, teams up with Funniest Mom in America finalist Karen Morgan for an evening of comedy about love, relationships, marriage, and parenting.

Pat Hazell, back from last year’s hilarious performance of The Wonder Bread Years, teams up with Funniest Mom in America finalist Karen Morgan for an evening of comedy about love, relationships, marriage, and parenting. Bring your sweetheart, bring your friends, and bring your sense of humor for a fun night out! Thursday, February 12th at […]

The Race For 2016 Is On In Iowa

Businessman Donal Trump address the crowd at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Caucuses are over a year away, but the political theater is already underway in Iowa. This past weekend, that theater got a jump start at the Congressman Steve King (R) and Citizens United, Iowa Freedom Summit, hosted in Des Moines. Congressman King is from the Iowa 4th Congressional District, […]

A Changing Of The Guard At The Mahaska County YMCA

Outgoing Mahaska County YMCA Executive Director Dawn Collins meets with community members Wednesday afternoon at a reception to welcome the new director and thank Collins for her 5 years of service to the Y.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – It was a changing of the guard at the Mahaska County YMCA this past week. Friends, family and community members came out to wish two outgoing YMCA administrators well in their future, and to welcome a fresh face to the community. After 5 years at the helm of the Y, Executive Director […]

The Presidential Race 2016 Starts In Oskaloosa

Fox News came to town this week to interview potential presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The lights were bright in Oskaloosa this week, as a national tv news channel visited Oskaloosa to interview a potential contender for the White House in 2016. Fox News Bret Baier sat down inside Smokey Row with Santorum for about an hour. It’s an indication of what is to come for the […]

Oskaloosa School District Gains TLC Grant

Oskaloosa Community School Administration

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa School District has been awarded a grant to help coach its teaching staff. This initiative started under Dr. Glass, who was the Director of the Iowa Department of Eduction. The grant, given to one-third of the students in the state being accepted every year, is called the Teacher Leadership Compensation […]

Legislators Tackle Questions On Education And Mental Health

Rep. Guy Vander Linden (R) addresses those on hand at Eggs & Issues January 24, 2014. (photo by Candace Allsup/Oskaloosa News)

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The tradition of waking up early on a Saturday morning during the legislative season continued on Saturday. The smell of coffee and the sound of conversation filled Smokey Row Coffee. The Legislative forum, sponsored by the Oskaloosa Chamber, is a way to bring legislators and their constituents together in a comfortable setting. […]

Rozenboom Report (1/23/2015)

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

This has been a short week at the Capitol due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. My colleague Senator Brad Zaun took a moment Wednesday morning to commend our former State Senator and current US Senator Joni Ernst. Senator Ernst delivered the Republican response to the President’s State of the Union response, which […]

Sheets Snapshot 1-22-2015

Rep. Larry Sheets (R) (photo by Don Hubbard)

Dear friends in District 80, thank you for the election win last November. First I want to express my deep sorrow in losing a fellow Representative who had earned my highest esteem and respect, Dwayne Alons. I miss him. The first week of Session was a parade of ceremonies. It began with the swearing in […]

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