Last month, Governor Chet Culver created the Rebuild Iowa Office (RIO) to coordinate Iowa's recovery efforts from the 2008 storms and help the Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission compete their work. The RIO has launched a web page for Iowans who need as ...Read More »
Tom Avenarius, the second of five children, was born July 8, 1950, to Norman (Hank) and Ella Mae (Morgan) Avenarius in Dubuque. He was educated in Dubuque, graduating from St. Mary’s Grade School in 1964, and then graduating from Dubuque Senior High ...Read More »
Iowa native and West Des Moines teenager Shawn Johnson has brought home a gold medal in the balance beam at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Congratulations to Shawn and you can find stories in the New York Times and Des Moines Register. ...Read More »
Nate Willems was born and raised in Anamosa, Iowa, and graduated from Anamosa High School in 1997. He received his B.S.F.S. in international politics from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 2001. Nate worked on a variety of Democr ...Read More »
Chuck Isenhart, 49, was born in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Bud and Marcella Isenhart. He has four brothers, two sisters, 15 nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews and four goddaughters. Chuck attended Wahlert High School. He graduated from Lo ...Read More »
Gene Ficken is a retired teacher and coach and a longtime Independence community leader. He was born and raised on a farm near Spirit Lake, Iowa. He graduated from high school in 1962 and attended Iowa Lakes Community College. Gene finished his bache ...Read More »
Kerry Burt was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa. He is proud to have attended Kingsley Elementary, Hoover Junior High and West High School. He graduated from West High School, where he played football and basketball and was awarded an athletic schol ...Read More »
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