Good news was announced for Clinton this week with the Iowa Transportation Commission’s approval of a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) grant. The grant money will help to construct a new roadway into the Lincolnway Industrial Rail and Air Park. This important infrastructure will help to create new jobs and additional capital investment.
I want to mention that the Eastern Iowa Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is on Friday, June 7, at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in DeWitt. Every year, 113 children in the U.S. die from farm-related accidents.
This issue is important to me because my own father was killed in a farm accident, so I encourage farm families to prioritize farm safety issues. To register for this event, which is open to kids ages 8-14, contact WriedtDale@johndeere.com or SchroederKatieM@JohnDeere.com.
Senator Rita Hart represents Clinton County and northern Scott County in the Iowa Senate.