Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hamakua Fundraiser

Hamakua Place youth center in Washington is taking pre-orders for its Schwan's fundraiser until the end of this week. Center Director Deb Bodensteiner says you can also stop by the Washington Kum this Saturday (6/27) to order items off the truck. She says Hamakua will receive a percentage of the sales. Bodensteiner says if you want to pre-order you can stop by the center and take a look at a catalog. She also says people can buy through this fundraiser and still give credit to their local Schwan's driver.

Wear Pink

Area residents are being encouraged to wear pink tomorrow (6/22) to show support for a four year old Ainsworth girl with liver cancer. Jenna Waters is the daughter of Jared and Christina Waters. She was diagnosed with liver cancer in January. She's undergoing a long and high risk surgery tomorrow.

National History Day

Students from across Iowa got the chance to meet one of the top Iowa lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Nearly 600-thousand students from middle schools and high schools visited Washington, D.C. for National History Day and Senator Chuck Grassley had the chance to meet with the Iowa group. Grassley says he enjoys meeting with the students because they share a passion for history. He says having such a passionate group of students make the trek to the nations capitol shows Iowas commitment to quality education.

Kalona Special Meeting

The Kalona City Council will be meeting for a special session Monday (6/22) at 5:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss a Use of Highway Right of Way for Utilities Accommodation for the Kalona Telephone Cooperative. A Use of Highway application allows for utility work on busy roads and highways across Iowa. The Kalona City Council will hear the proposal in the Kalona Community Center.