Demonstrators Demand That Iowa Governor Do More
(Des Moines, IA) — A group of demonstrators is giving Iowa’s governor a grade of “F” for the job she is doing on COVID-19 mitigation and protecting her constituents. About a dozen gathered outside Governor Kim Reynolds’ Terrace Hill residence late last week to deliver 800 report cards bearing failing grades. The exercise was put together by Iowa Citizens for Community
Improvement. They say the people were there to demand that Reynolds do more to stem the spread of coronavirus as the number of positive test results surges. Reynolds didn’t meet with the crowd. An Iowa State Patrol trooper accepted the report cards and said he would pass them along to her.
Pedestrian Killed When Hit By Car In Muscatine
(Muscatine, IA) — The Iowa State Patrol says a 33-year-old man was walking in the roadway when he was hit by a vehicle early Saturday morning. The impact killed Cody Terpenning of Muscatine. Investigators say the vehicle was traveling on Highway 61 at 6:17 a-m when the accident happened.
Muscatine police and firefighters also responded to the accident location.
The driver’s name hasn’t been released and authorities haven’t said whether charges might be filed.
Business Is Growing For At Least One Company During Pandemic
(Des Moines, IA) — Many Iowa companies are struggling just to stay in business, but one is moving its production to a new warehouse location to deal with a growing demand. Des Moines-based Raygun says it saw an increase in online sales starting back in April. The company had already planned to move, but the business growth in the middle of a pandemic led it to take the step sooner. A spokesperson for Raygun says overall sales aren’t dramatically different from last year, but the fact they are coming from online customers is different. The new space should let the company expand its printing production and fill orders more quickly.
Saylorville Lake Outflow To Be Stopped For 48 Hours Next Month
(Johnston, IA) — The U-S Army Corps of Engineers will stop the outflow from Saylorville Lake for 48 hours next month. The step is being taken so crews can repair a large hole in an outlet channel below the dam. The hole is said to be about 60 feet wide, 13 feet long and as much as six feet deep.
A project spokesperson says the concrete eroded away over time. Preparation for the repair work is already underway. The contract for the work was awarded a little over a year ago, but it had been delayed several times.