Residents in Clayton County are mourning the loss of a former Sheriff. On Wednesday, Verdean Dietrich died in his hometown of Garnavillo. His visitation will be held on Sunday and the funeral service will be Monday. Instead of flowers, his family is asking memorials be given to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the city’s fire department, EMS or Booster Club. Dietrich was 70 years old.
People could soon drive golf carts in the northeast Iowa city of Guttenberg under a proposal nearing approval.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported Friday the Guttenberg City Council has twice approved a proposed ordinance allowing licensed drivers to operate golf carts on most city streets. A third approval is needed before the proposal becomes law.
Guttenberg Mayor Russ Loven says business owners and tourism representatives requested the new rules.
Loven says the change would help visitors get around the Mississippi River town.
The proposal would be limited to people 18 and older who obtain a $50 permit and carry insurance.
The carts couldn’t travel more than 25 mph.
A final vote could be delayed until questions are resolved about crossing U.S. Highway 52 and how to issue permits.
14 ITEMS WILL GO BEFORE THE DECORAH CITY COUNCIL FOR ITS MEETING MONDAY NIGHT. THE COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS THE FINANCING PLAN FOR THE HIGHWAY NINE WATER AND SEWER PROJECT AND WILL CONSIDER FISCAL YEAR 2015 SALARIES FOR SUPERVISORY AND NON-UNION STAFF. THE COUNCIL WILL HEAR FROM A REPRESENTATIVE FROM ALLIANT ENERGY AND WILL LOOK TO APPOINT THREE MEMBERS TO THE LOW RENT HOUSING COMMISSION. THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT FIVE-45 AT CITY HALL.
THE DECORAH SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED THE REMAINING CONTRACT FOR THIS YEAR AT A SPECIAL MEETING THIS WEEK. THE BOARD APPROVED 3.53 PERCENT INCREASES FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FOR CENTRAL OFFICE EMPLOYEES. THAT WAS COMPARED TO A 4.19 PERCENT INCREASE GIVEN TO TEACHERS AND OTHER NON-CERTIFIED PERSONEL. DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY ADMINISTRATION HAD AGREED TO THE 3.53 PERCENT INCREASES, AND THEY FELT THAT PERCENTAGE INCREASE SHOULD BE ACROSS THE BOARD TO THOSE WHO SERVE IN QUASI-ADMINSTRATIVE POSITIONS, SUCH AS THE CENTRAL OFFICE.
COUNTY AUDITOR’S OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE STATE WILL BE OPEN (SATURDAY). IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE MATT SCHULTZ SAYS ALL OFFICES WILL BE OPEN TO ACCOMMODATE EARLY VOTING FOR TUESDAY’S PRIMARY ELECTIONS. THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN TUESDAY FROM SEVEN A.M. UNTIL NINE P.M.
THE NORTHEAST IOWA DAIRY CENTER RECENTLY RECEIVED A REBATE FROM HAWKEYE R-E-C FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY INSTALLATIONS. HAWKEYE R-E-C OFFICIALS PRESNETED THE NEARLY THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLAR REBATE TO COLLEGE OFFICIALS ON MAY 23RD.