This was the third week of the 2022 legislative session. This week, the Iowa Recycling Association and the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations stopped by the Capitol to let legislators know about their priorities for this session. Among them is a transition to sustainable materials management system, modernizing Iowa’sContinue Reading

Dear Republicans of the Iowa Legislature, I thought for sure I was reading it wrong but right there it is – the Iowa legislature MANDATING to private companies!  It was my understanding throughout this entire pandemic the Iowa legislature’s stance was it does NOT feel that is should make lawsContinue Reading

Funeral services for Delores Vivian Kyras, 87, of Perry will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 at the Hastings Funeral Home in Perry, with visitation starting one hour prior to the service. Delores died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa. Hastings FuneralContinue Reading

ANKENY, Iowa — DMACC has created a new career path that combines paramedic training with a concentration in fire science. Called the Emergency Response AAS degree, the new program will provide more well-rounded first responders who can serve multiple roles within fire departments. “Until now, a student either pursued aContinue Reading

This week I made the official announcement that I would be running for re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2022.  I am so appreciative of the encouragement that I have received from both the people at the Statehouse and many constituents in my district. Being your State RepresentativeContinue Reading