Iowa City Officials to Discuss Ped Mall Bench Flap

The Iowa City City Council will talk today(Tues) about possible replacements for benches on the Pedestrian Mall. The city manager will reveal at the meeting how much it would cost to switch them out. Some people claim the armrest in the middle is meant to prevent people from sleeping on them, targeting the homeless. But…read more »

Farm Service Agency Offices Open Today(Tues) Only

A reminder….. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency offices will be open today(Tues) to help farmers with existing loans and other services. But it’s just for the one day, and employees will be working without pay because of the shutdown. The Iowa offices open today(Tues) include those in Manchester, Elkader, Epworth and Maquoketa.read more »

Waterloo Council to Revisit Fireworks Code, Zoning

The Waterloo City Council will kick off a series of meetings this(Tues) afternoon at 3:55 with a work session on the fireworks zoning ordinance and code.   After that, members will review an ordinance which would increase storm water fees. During the regular meeting, which begins at 5:30, the council will be asked to apply for…read more »

UPDATE…..More Known Now about Linn Co. Farm Building Fire

KXEL News has obtained a few more details about that Marion-area outbuilding fire this(Mon) morning. Crews from Marion, West Bertram, Mt. Vernon and Springville were dispatched shortly after 7:45 am to the Greg and Terry Churchill farm at 1774 Cottage Grove Parkway, near Highway-13, for an outbuilding fire. The barn was used to store hay…read more »

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