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Chinese surveillance balloon now drifting across the middle of the U.S., Pentagon confirms

Department of Defense

by Ashley Murray, Iowa Capital Dispatch February 3, 2023 WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will postpone his planned trip to Beijing after the U.S. detected a supsected Chinese surveillance balloon hovering over Montana. A senior State Department official said Friday that despite the Chinese government claiming the balloon had entered U.S. airspace […]

Gov. Reynolds appoints Patrick McAvan as District Associate Judge

Mahaska County Courtroom

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Patrick McAvan as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 8A. McAvan, of Fairfield, Iowa, currently serves as an Assistant Jefferson County Attorney. He received his undergraduate degree from Loras College and his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. McAvan […]

The Rozenboom Report – February 3rd, 2023

State Senator Ken Rozenboom (R) speaks during Eggs and Issues. (February 22nd, 2020)

by Senator Ken Rozenboom Because I had a new hip installed on January 25, I was unable to publish a newsletter last week. Today, I’ll try to get my constituents caught up with some of the major legislative news. Funding for K-12 students is always one of the first things we address each year during […]

The Dickey Dispatch – February 3rd, 2023

Under Iowa's Golden Dome.

by Senator Adrian Dickey Hello Senate District 44, After a chilly week, it’s nice to see a warm weekend ahead of us. This week has consisted of committee meetings, visiting with countless constituents, and voting on a handful of bills that hit the Senate floor. Over the next month, the push to get bills out of […]

Gov. Reynolds Names New Adjutant General

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds listens to apprentices talk about their experiences in their apprenticeship program.

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has selected Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Osborn as the 28th Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard. “General Osborn has been an invaluable member of the Iowa National Guard as our state has faced natural disasters, a pandemic, and civil unrest,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds. “Iowans can trust that […]

Oskaloosa Main Street sets theme for 2023 Lighted Christmas Parade

The 2022 Oskaloosa Lighted Christmas Parade

An Oskaloosa Main Street Press Release An enthusiastic group of Lighted Christmas Parade supporters met following a successful 2022 parade. To give more perspective, a study was conducted to estimate the economic impact the Lighted Christmas Parade has on Oskaloosa. Results show over 13,000 people were in attendance; bringing in more than $224,000 through food, […]

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $14.2 Million for Iowa to Improve Roads at the Local Level and Tackle National Traffic Fatalities

US Department of Transportation

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding targets high-crash sites in cities and counties; also supports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s comprehensive strategy to reduce roadway deaths, a crisis claiming more than 40,000 lives each year  WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a historic $800 million in grant awards for 510 projects through the new […]


Fareway Meat & Grocery logo

NEWS RELEASE (Boone) – Fareway recently presented a check for more than $319,000 to the U.S. Marine Corps for their Toys for Tots campaign, which provides toys to children during the holiday season. In addition, more than 75 pallets of toys were collected and donated. Monetary and toy donations were accepted at all 133 Fareway […]

National Dems ready to OK new 2024 primary voting calendar, despite uncertainty in two states

by Jennifer Shutt, Iowa Capital Dispatch January 27, 2023 WASHINGTON — The full Democratic National Committee is set to vote in just days about a decision to ratify a new lineup of five states that would lead the nation in primary voting for Democratic presidential candidates in 2024. But approval of the new calendar at […]


Indian Hills Community College

OTTUMWA– Indian Hills Community College invites high school seniors living and attending high school in the Indian Hills 10-county service region (Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello and Wayne counties) to apply for entry into the President’s Academy for the 2023-2024 academic year. The President’s Academy will include one student from […]


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