Sunday, March 15, 2009

This week in city hall

Discussion on the city of Washington's water treatment plant will continue at this week's council meeting. The council will revisit a request for approval of a proposal from Fox Engineering to amend the facilities plan for the proposed wastewater plant. They will also consider purchasing a new pump at a cost of a little more than five-thousand-dollars. The council will also take up a request from the Washington High-School to close east Madison Street, and a liquor license request from the new Super Wal-Mart. The meeting starts at 7:00 Wednesday night in the public library.

4-H Update

While many government funded entities are struggling financially, one local group isn't as strapped for cash as most. Kati Peiffer, with the Washington County Extension's 4-H program says while it would always be nice to have more money, they get plenty of help from local businesses and families who support the program. Be sure to tune in to KCII tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 for a special edition agriculture magazine featuring Peiffer. Monday's topic is agriculture education.

M-P School Board

The school boards of the Keota Community School District and Mid-Prairie Community School District have agreed to a joint meeting tomorrow. Keota School Board informally approached the Mid-Prairie School Board members more than two months ago about sharing a superintendent. Mid-Prairie Superintendent Mark Schneider told school board members Monday, March 9, that he had met with the Keota Board the week before in closed session to discuss the matter. The Board will meet tommorow in the media Center at Mid Prairie High school at 7pm

IMS Concert

IMS will host the annual Midwest Regional Mennonite Orchestra Festival. March 20-22. The Festival comprised of Bethany Christian, Central Christian, and Iowa Mennonite will culminate with a concert Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. Each individual orchestra will perform a selection, followed by the Festival Orchestra combining all schools together directed by guest conductor Carey Bostian. A small jazz band conducted by guest conductor James Pisano will also perform. An offering will be taken to help defray festival costs.