Free concert Thursday
On Thursday, May 23 Howar Junior High and Lakeview will be giving a free concert at 6:30 p.m. on the Centerville Square.
IHCC compete at BPA National
OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College fared well at the recent Business Professionals of America National Contest in Orlando, Fla.
Jeremy Carlsten, of Exline, was a top 10 finisher in Fundamentals of Web Design, Java Programming and Visual Basic Programming.
IHCC students from Pella, Ottumwa, Grinnell and Knoxville participated in the contest.
Professors Kevin Throckmorton and Shirley Reid serve as the faculty advisors for the students.
Iowa House delays voting
DES MOINES — Debate in the state House on one-time spending proposals has been postponed until later this week.
Republican Speaker Kraig Paulsen of Hiawatha gaveled-in to a sparsely populated House on Tuesday but then quickly adjourned until Wednesday morning. A House staffer says all 99 members won’t be called back to vote until compromises have been reached on education reform, property tax and other outstanding budgets.
The bill that was set for debate Tuesday in the House includes about $91 million in state money to increase funding for the police officer retirement fund.
The Iowa Senate also adjourned until Wednesday morning. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, a Democrat from Council Bluffs, says he hopes to start voting on key issues on Wednesday.