Newscast 11.03.23: Hinton voters are asked to approve school bond issues; Monona and Crawford County cities get federal funds to improve water quality
Hinton voters will be asked in Tuesday’s school and local general election to approve two funding measures to provide millions of dollars to expand and modernize the district's facilities. Hinton High School is 100 years old.
The voters will be asked to approve a $16.1 million-dollar bond issue and a question to raise the district's maximum debt levy amount. Both of those measures must receive 60% voter approval to pass. If only one question is approved, the bond issue would fail.
Voters will also be asked consider extending the current Physical Plant and Equipment Levy, or PPEL fund for 10 years. Those two measures just need 50% approval to pass.
TWO WESTERN IOWA RURAL WATER PROJECTS HAVE RECEIVED FEDERAL FUNDING THROUGH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
THE FUNDING IS FROM THE WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL LOAN AND GRANT PROGRAM,
THE CITY OF UTE IN MONONA COUNTY RECEIVED A $809,000 LOAN AND A $900,000 GRANT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FINANCING FOR WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS.
THE PROJECT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTING A NEW WATER TOWER AND REPLACING AN OLD UNDERSIZED WATER MAIN.
THE CITY OF DELOIT IN CRAWFORD COUNTY RECEIVED A $580,000 LOAN TO HELP REPAIR ITS WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM.
A man known FOR HIS RESPONSE IN THE RESCUE OF PASSENGERS FROM THE CRASH OF UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 232 at the Sioux Gateway airport has died, according to the Sioux City Journal.
COLONEL DENNIS NIELSEN OF SIOUX CITY’S 185TH AIR NATIONAL GUARD was on duty on JULY 19TH, 198. HE WAS PHOTOGRAPHED CARRYING 3 YEAR OLD SPENCER BAILEY TO SAFETY FROM THE PLANE WRECKAGE.
Nielsen PASSED AWAY SEPTEMBER 23RD IN NORTH CAROLINA.
A Iowa Athletic Commission Program Planner Dawn Chamberlain, has been accused of mishandling thousands of dollars of uncollected funds owed to the state, $1,700 in improperly accepted gifts, and a missing set of Apple AirPod Pros.
Iowa auditor Rob Sand said during a Wednesday news conference said a whistle blower alerted the state to the issues in November of 2022. Sand says the actions were the kind of thing that undermines trust in our system of self-governance.
The state audit identified more than $17 thousand dollars in uncollected dues to the state, owed by organizers of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and wrestling events held in Iowa. That total included more than 12 thousand dollars in license fees and more than four-thousand in taxes that were not properly claimed and recorded.