BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (06/17/2019) — Emilie Hahn of Bettendorf, Iowa, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most-selective all-discipline collegiate honor-society. Hahn was initiated at Western Illinois University.

UNIVERSITY CENTER, MICHIGAN (06/17/2019) — More than 1,900 students from Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) earned a spot on the winter 2019 semester Deans' List.

To be eligible for the Deans' List, a student must take at least 12 credit hours and carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or better.

Jaime Goosman of Muscatine, Iowa, was named to the list.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 17, 2019) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced additional appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions.

The following appointments are effective today and subject to Senate confirmation in the 2020 legislative session:


Commission on the Status of African-Americans

Monica Mead, Urbandale


Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors

John Eisenman, Clinton


Iowa Innovation Corporation Board

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN (June 17, 2019) — More than 900 students have been named to the Carthage College dean's list for the spring 2019 semester.

Andrew Boldt of Davenport, Iowa

Lexie Mallary of Cordova, Illinois

Connor Riley of Davenport

Abigail Thompson of Blue Grass, Iowa


DAVENPORT, IOWA (June 17, 2019) — Scott County Secondary Roads and Scott County Conservation, in partnership with the Waste Commission of Scott County, will be assisting residents of unincorporated Scott County impacted by the recent Mississippi River and Wapsipinicon River flooding with flood debris collection. Collection will begin on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 and proceed through the county as outlined below.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 17, 2019) — Today, Governor Kim Reynolds appointed Gerd W Clabaugh to serve as interim director of the Department of Human Services. He will continue to serve as director of the Department of Public Health until a permanent DHS director is named.

WAVERLY, IOWA (June 17, 2019) — Wartburg College has recognized 443 students who were named the 2019 Winter/May Term Dean's List.

Those honored include:

Bailey Brown, of Davenport, Iowa.

Madison Carroll, of Bettendorf, Iowa.

Collin Guinn, of Davenport.

Lauren Haertjens, of Davenport.

Mary Hines, of Davenport.

Benjamin McCullough, of Davenport.

Nickolas Schwake, of Bettendorf.

WAVERLY, IOWA (June 17, 2019) — Wartburg College awarded diplomas to 225 students during Spring Commencement Sunday, May 26.

Those who graduated include:

Nicholas Arp, of Eldridge, Iowa who graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biochemistry. He is the son of Kevin and Connie Arp.

Hannah Blaske, of Bettendorf, Iowa, who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. She is the daughter of Gregory L and Linda K Blaske.

WASHINGTON DC (June 17, 2019) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley received a letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to his April 13, 2018 letter to Department of Health an

WASHINGTON DC (June 17, 2019) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing the Green Interns Program to cultivate a collection of the best, qualified candidates to fulfill mission-critical occupations nationwide.