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School Board Approves South
Cottonwood Housing Plan
May 19, 2015
City Administrator Mike Taylor spoke
to the Creston School Board regarding
the South Cottonwood Housing Urban
city bought 44 acres of land 8 years
ago. That land is bordered to the
south by Adams St. and to the west by
Cottonwood Rd. According to Taylor,
the plan is to build 24 townhouse
units in the area to the north of the
floodplain. The city got in contact
with a developer, Don Sonntag of
this is primarily a city project, they
do need permission from both the Board
of Supervisors and the School Board.
The School Board approved the South
Cottonwood housing agreement, with a
vote of 5-0 Monday night.
to the story HERE.
Pizza Hut to Closes Down
restaurant staple in Creston for more
than 40 years is closing its doors.
Creston Pizza Hut, on 200 E. Taylor, had
its last sale on Tuesday May 19.
is not the first place in southwest Iowa
that Pizza Hut has closed its doors. The
Greenfield location was closed in 2009,
and Corning has closed since as well.
Guthrie County Emergency Management
Unveils New App for Emergency
and Guthrie County Emergency Management
have completed work on a new phone app
that gives up-to-the-minute information
on local emergencies. The app covers
boil orders, evacuations, weather
warnings and a lot more.
EMA Coordinator Bob Kempf says he is
proud to be the first in the state of
Iowa to have an app like this, done by
Emergency Management. He also says the
process began last fall, when they began
working with a company called My EMAapp.
The idea behind the app was to bring all
the information on social media,
television, National Weather Service and
others to one place.
app can be downloaded on both the App
Store and the Google Play Store and it
to the story HERE.
Update from Congressman David Young
the latest update from U.S. Congressman
David Young, several new issues have hit
the beltway in Washington.
of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh
Johnson spoke before a House
Appropriations Subcommittee (which Young
is a member of) recently about Deputy
Sec. Mayorkas granting visas with
political influence from Harry Reid and
was also recently appointed to several
other Appropriation subcommittees. He
also talked about the factories,
manufacturers, kiwanis, and legislative
coffees he has visited while in the
April work session.
to the full story HERE.