It may soon become more difficult for government to take private land for
recreational purposes. A bill that adds landowner protections to Iowa's eminent
domain law passed the Iowa House 93-6 Monday.

Four Iowa high school students received the 2013 Iowa Bankers Association's Student
Athlete Achievement Award during the Iowa High School Boys State Basketball
Tournament in Des Moines. It comes with a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients included of
Logan Forbes of Lone Tree Community School.

Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in southeastern Iowa for
some open office hours. He'll be at Muscatine City Hall from 10 to noon on March
14th, 21st and 28th. He'll be at Wilton City Hall from 2 to 3 on March 14th,
Columbus Junction City Hall from 2 to 3 on March 21st and West Liberty City Hall
from 1 to 2 on March 28th.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has summer internships available for college age Iowans.
The applications, which are due March 22nd, are available at Grassley's offices,
including the one in Davenport. The summer intern program in the Washington office
has two sessions. For more information, call (202) 224-3744.

Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement is offering nearly $114,000 in
scholarships. They are for any college-bound student who was active in 4H and/or FFA
livestock projects or current undergraduate students attending Iowa State
University. There are other requirements. Call (563) 343-1144 for details.
Applications for current undergraduate students must be postmarked no later than
April 1st and applications for incoming freshmen have a May 1st deadline.

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