Here is the latest Iowa news from The Associated Press…
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Fire officials and witnesses say a man jumped from a Muscatine bridge that spans the Mississippi River and couldn’t be found despite a quick response by rescuers. The Muscatine Journal reports authorities received reports yesterday morning of suspicious activity at the Norbert F. Beckey Bridge, a more than 3,000 foot bridge between Muscatine and Rock Island County, Illinois. A search continued through Friday afternoon without success.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad has appointed Stuart Palmer Werling as a judge in eastern Iowa’s Seventh Judicial District. Branstad announced yesterday he’d appointed Werling to fill a vacancy by Judge Gary McKenrick.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo Community Schools has hired its first woman as superintendent of 10,000-student district. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports the district’s Board of Education unanimously approved Jane Lindaman on Friday as superintendent. Lindaman, a 46-year-old associate superintendent in the district, will replace Gary Norris, who will retire on June 30th.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Educators from Des Moines and Shell Rock were among 102 teachers given a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The White House made the announcement yesterday, giving the award to teachers from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In Iowa, the winners were Josie Burg, a math teacher in Des Moines, and Mason Kuhn, a science teacher in Shell Rock.