Monday, June 16, 2008

Mayor Wilson gives update on KCII

Mayor of Columbus Junction Dan Wilson is set to give an update on KCII radio: AM 1380, FM 106.1 during the noon hour today (Monday).

The program is expected to air at around 12:45 p.m.

Some soldiers moved to Highland School

Many National Guard Soldiers have now moved from the Washington armory near the Walmart to Highland Schools to be stationed.

National Guard soldiers stationed at the Washington Armory are doing well in general for donations of food and supplies. But, Specialist Rhonda Radosevich says that after a long day of flood response work, some soldiers would appreciate recreational donations: footballs, Frisbees, playing cards, etc.

Washington County road update

The following road has re-opened to traffic:

250th Street northeast of Ainsworth

Find the full list of roads remaining closed: county roads website

Also, Highway 22 east of the Riverside Casino is closed (see photo in a previous post).

Death reported in Wapello

Louisa County Sheriff's office reports the body of 35 year old Scott Jarad McCulley of Grandview was found after he had been reported missing; he was found Sunday afternoon on a search using boats. An autopsy is planned for today.

Special program from ISU Extension Wednesday

Iowa State University Extension is holding two more Emergency Crop Production Programs on Wednesday, June 18.

ISU Extension Linn County office will host a program 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the office located at 3279 7th Ave., Suite 140, Marion. The other program will be hosted at the ISU Extension Washington County office, 2223 250 St., Washington, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Each program will feature individuals with a wide range of expertise. The topics include:

  • Economic Issues including crop insurance government payment issues
  • Livestock Issues
  • Crop Issues

The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required.

Contacts :

James Fawcett , Field Specialist, (319) 337-2145,

ISU Extension info

This is a list of resources from ISU Extension office.

Columbus Junction water

Columbus Junction and Columbus City have water after an attempt to connect hoses to the Tyson Foods facility for a supply.

However, a BOIL ORDER is in effect for both cities. Also, bottled water is available at Columbus High School.

Fredonia residents can return

Residents of Fredonia evacuated on Saturday may return today (Monday) at 8 a.m.