Southeastern Community College will need to spend some of its own money to add on to one of its facilities.
The college wants to add some classroom and lab space at the site of its Emergency Response Training Center in Fort Madison. It is located along Ortho Road roughly one mile from Fort Madison Community Hospital.
SCC planned to pay for the construction of a new building with state money. The college is eligible for roughly $700,000 over two fiscal years.
Historian and author John Hallwas was looking for a different take on Macomb's history. He found it by going through its grandest old graveyard, which is Oakwood Cemetery.
The result is the book Here to Stay: Reflections on the Dead in a Small Town Cemetery. It will be released in the coming days.
“Cemeteries are like huge puzzles. The more time you spend strolling through them, noticing things ... there are many mysteries in the cemetery,” Hallwas said. “The cemetery is a big vast canvas of mysteries.”
The two men seeking the Republican nomination in Iowa’s 42nd Senate District have different ideas for creating and retaining jobs.
Larry Kruse of rural Donnellson says he is running for the state legislature to add and retain jobs. He says that is the biggest challenge facing the district, which includes all of Lee and Henry Counties and portions of Jefferson and Washington Counties.
“We need good, high quality jobs for the citizens of Lee County and southeast Iowa,” says Kruse.
He says Iowa must also become more business-friendly through common sense regulations.