Iowa State News
Iowa Methodists launch literacy effort
United Methodist churches in Iowa are launching an ambitious effort to get more young children interested in reading. Reverend Clint Twedt-Ball is a member of a Cedar Rapids-based task force which is rolling out the initiative called Change a Child’s Story. “The Poverty to Opportunity task force was looking at what we could do that would […]Full Post...
Branstad axes extra money for K-12 public schools, three state universities
Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature’s bipartisan compromise on education funding — and late this afternoon the governor used his item veto authority to reject nearly $56 million in proposed funding for K-12 public schools. Branstad points to $3 billion in state aide that he did approve for public […]Full Post...
Loebsack says some in GOP ‘hyperventilating’ over same-sex marriage ruling
Congressman Dave Loebsack — the only Democrat in Iowa’s congressional delegation — says last week’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act means “ObamaCare” is “here to stay” and the court’s decision on same-sex marriage was “a great victory for equal rights.” “Upwards of 60 percent of the American people think that that was […]Full Post...
State trooper honored for efforts to find impaired drivers
An Iowa State Patrol trooper was recognized today for his efforts over the past two decades in getting drivers under the influence of drugs off of roadways. The chief of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, Patrick Hoye says Trooper Marc Griggs has completed more than 500 drug evaluations. “Since the inception of the program in […]Full Post...
Religious leaders want presidential candidates to back Pope on climate change
Catholic leaders were joined by those from other faiths today to urge Iowans to embrace Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and ask presidential candidates to take a stand on climate change. Father David Flemming read from a statement by Bishop Richard Pates of the Des Moines Diocese who is recovering from throat surgery. “I […]Full Post...
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Genealogy 101 // 07/21/2015
Yup... That would be our "Woody"
interviewing a sheep at our local
Webster City Hy-Vee!
Look closely! Picture taken on
Memorial Day, May 25th, 2015
during a Severe Thunderstorm
right outside of Webster City. No worries... this is not a tornado.
This is just a peculiar rain coming
down in one spot.
Boys from T&T Line-X did a
great job recording!