Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday Headlines! 10/20/2020

-The City of Wall Lake has announced that after finding a damaged water main, they will be shutting off water today at 10:00 a.m. City officials are hoping that the issue will be resolved this afternoon. The city also recommends that once service is back, that residents use boiled or bottled water for drinking, brushing teeth, preparing food, making ice, or any other ways of ingesting water. However, the water will be safe for bathing and laundry. Questions can be directed to the city at 664-2216.


-Today there will be a Denison City Council meeting at the council chambers. Notable items include a dicsussion and possible motion on invoice for property at 213 N. Main St., a motion to approve a quote for fire department rescue air lifting bags, and discussion and possible council consensus to draft an ordinance increasing the speed limit on N. 10th St. to 35 mph north of Hilldale Estates.



-Today, the Crawford County Auditor's office will be conducting a test today on equipment that is to be used on the November 3rd general election. The testing began at 9 this morning and will end when the testing is complete.



-The Denison Fire Department reported that on Thursday, October 15th just before 11am, an engine was called out to assist the Dow City/Arion Fire Department in a field fire near Earling Road and 200th Street. No injuries were reported.




-OABCIG Community School District announced yesterday through a media release that since the USDA has issued nationwide waivers which allow school districts and commmunity organizations to extend the operation of the Summer Food Service Program through June of 2021, they will be participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program at this time. Meals will be provided to all enrolled children without charge through May 21st at the following sites and times:

OABCIG High School- 8:00-8:30am and lunch from 10:55 to 1:08pm, OABCIG Middle School and OABCIG Elementrary in Odebolt from 8-8:30 am and lunch from 11:37 to 1:00 p.m., and OABCIG Elementary in Ida Grove from 8-8:30 am and lunch from 10:45 am to 12:30 pm.




-St. Anthony Regional Hospital announced the addition of a new Vice President of Patient Services. The newcomer is Scott Ellis, who began working directly with the nursing staff and physicians yesterday to optimize the care that each patient receives. Ellis brings 21 years of experience to St. Anthony and comes from a position as Director of Patient Care at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital in Houston. Ellis received a masters of business administration from Oklahoma University and a Doctor of Nurse Practice from Medical University of South Carolina. Ellis replaces Karen Timm, who had been at St. Anthony since 2010.


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