Iowa DOT Family happenings


This segment of the Transportation Matters for Iowa blog is a space where Iowa DOT employees can share family milestones with their co-workers. Celebrating life events like the birth of a new baby, a wedding, retirement or other personal news brings us closer together as an Iowa DOT family. If you are an employee and want to submit information for this section, please click on the "submit a story" link in the upper right corner or contact the correspondent in your office or work location.



Motor Vehicle Division
Correspondent Diann McMillen

Oaklee-SmalleyIt’s a girl for Nicole Smalley, driver’s license clerk in the Des Moines DL station, and her husband, Michael. Oaklee Lynn was born Aug. 29 weighing 7.2 pounds and measuring 20.5 inches.  Congratulations to the Smalley family!






 District 2
Correspondent Paige Merrill

District-2--family-happs-pancake-breakfastDistrict 2 materials
staff organized a food drive in November benefitting the Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank in Mason City. Other offices participating included the District 2 Office, district annex, Mason City garage, and driver's license station.  As part of the drive, a pancake breakfast was held Nov. 20. Employees and local DOT retirees were invited to bring a donation in exchange for breakfast. A total of 204 food items (225 pounds) and $415 was donated. Thank you to District 2 employees for your generosity.







District 3
Correspondent  MaryBeth Banta

Ralph-hansohnRalph Hansohn, highway technician associate in the Denison garage,  retired Sept. 26 after 33 years with the Iowa DOT.  Ralph worked his entire career in the Denison shop, where he was always willing to help out his co-workers.  Ralph is an avid deer and turkey hunter.  He generously shares the bounty from his huge garden with others every summer.  A party was held on Ralph’s last day to wish him a happy retirement.  

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