The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Lifestyles

September 19, 2013

Central mulls over closing Low Moor bus stop

(Continued)

The new board re-elected Christy Kunz as president, elected Fuglsang as vice-president and adopted Roberts Rules of order as operating procedures. Regular board meetings are scheduled at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.

In addition the board appointed Brett Nitzschke of Lynch Dallas law firm of Cedar Rapids as legal counsel, Fuglsang as legislative liaison and Iowa Association of School Boards delegate, and the members of the School Improvement Advisory committee.

The board approved several contracts. Buckets Construction Services, LLC, of Grand Mound submitted the low bid of $65,787 for tearing out the asphalt on the east side of the operation building on 11th Streeat and replacing it with a 50-foot wide strip of concrete six inches thick. Holst Construction of DeWitt also bid on the project.

A contract for metal roof and siding on the maintenance building with Connor Construction, LLC, of DeWitt was approved at a $27,000 estimated job cost. Holst Construction also bid on this project.

Two new school buses with 65-passenger capacity will be purchased from Hoglund Bus Co., Inc., of Marshalltown. Cost is $78,649 per bus. School Bus Sales Co. and Thomas Bus Sales, Inc., of Des Moines also submitted bids.

Previously in a facilities report, Superintendent Dan Peterson had told the board sale of portions of the operations building property would again be discussed at the October meeting. He noted that once sold, the district could not get the property back.

The board reviewed the annual yearly progress report from the Iowa Department of Education. Central High School and Ekstrand Elementary have met annual measurable objectives. Central Intermediate School has been designated as a school in need of assistance for the first year, and Central Middle School has received the SINA designation for the third year. Principal Jim Wichman said a number of methods to resolve the designation have been implemented. The goal this year is 100 percent proficiency at all schools.

Text Only
Lifestyles
  • The virtues of lying

    Two computational scientists set out recently to simulate the effects of lying in a virtual human population. Their results, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, show that lying is essential for the growth of a cohesive social network.

    July 31, 2014

  • The Clinton Herald Jim Miller Low-cost, free cellphone options for seniors DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What are the cheapest cell phone options available today to seniors living on a shoestring budget? I only need it for occasional calls. — Seldom Calling SeniorDEAR SELDOM: For financially challenged seniors who only want a cell pho

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Off to market: Fulton Buy-Way yard sales are Aug. 8 and 9

    Flea market fans and bargain shoppers will once again make their way to Fulton.

    July 31, 2014

  • School supplies offered at events

    With students going back to school soon, Clinton families will have two opportunities to receive free back-to-school supplies.

    July 30, 2014

  • CATS-DOGS281.jpg Where cats are more popular than dogs in the U.S.-and all over the world

    We all know there are only two types of people in the world: cat people and dog people. But data from market research firm Euromonitor suggest that these differences extend beyond individual preferences and to the realm of geopolitics: it turns out there are cat countries and dog countries, too.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • YWCA offers lifeguard training

    CLINTON — The YWCA will offer lifeguard training in August.The course will be held from Aug. 4 to 10 at the YWCA. This 30-hour class will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. for four weeknights and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. A possibility of adding a class from 1

    July 25, 2014

  • GPS race Teams race to complete challenges THOMSON, Ill. — A challenge in August will pit teams against each other to complete a series of challenges.The event will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Thomson. Armed with GPS units, teams

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Habitat for Humanity hosts fundraiser

    CLINTON — Habitat for Humanity will host a fundraiser in Thomson, Illinois.The Clinton County group will showcase Laid Back Luau from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Heirloom Cafe in Thomson. The event will feature games, prizes, music train rides for

    July 25, 2014

  • Fire departments undergo grain bin rescue training OMAHA — The Goose Lake and Lost Nation Volunteer Fire Departments each have received lifesaving grain bin rescue equipment through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America.Goose Lake received its equipment July 14 and Lost Nation on July 15. E

    July 24, 2014

  • ADM donates $75K for fire boat purchase CLINTON — Archer Daniels Midland Company has donated $75,000 to the city of Clinton for a new fire and rescue boat for the Clinton Fire Department.The boat will help the fire department respond to fires, administer emergency medical services and resp

    July 24, 2014

Front page
Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Poll

Should the city of Clinton appeal the open records violation ruling that will cost taxpayers $40,600?

Yes
No
     View Results
AP Video
Olympics 2014
Featured Comment
Featured Ads
Blue Zones Project
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.