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Update on Creston/Prescott Consolidation from Superintendent Steve McDermott Ahead of April 7 Vote

Creston and Prescott Schools Superintendent Steve McDermott released a letter to fully disclose and update the consolidation between Creston and Prescott Schools.

He says there will be two questions on election day: 1) Vote "YES" or "NO" to approve consolidation, the second part will be about a "Revenue Purpose Statement."

The final day to get registered to vote in the election is this FRIDAY, March 27.

The FULL letter from McDermott can be read under the News tab. Audio HERE.

2015 KSIB Tractor Ride Route Announced

The 4th annual KSIB Tractor Ride has been announced for Saturday, June 6th. The route begins in Creston, heads to Lorimor, Winterset for lunch, to Macksburg, then back to Creston.

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Elm's Club Makes Top 10 for Best Burger in Iowa Contest

The Elm's Club in Creston made the top 10 list for the Best Burger in Iowa this year.

In its sixth year, Iowa's Best Burger contest received nominations for 286 Iowa restaurants. The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen's Association counted the nominations that came in via online, texting and paper ballots.

Congressman David Young Visits Creston Again

U.S. Congressman David Young visited Creston again Wednesday night, guest speaking at Union County Farm Bureau's board meeting. He took the time to tell what committees he is on in the House, as well as his recent visit to the U.S./Mexico border, agriculture issues, and more.

Hear the story HERE.

Creston School Board Approves Two Versions of 2015-2016 School Calendar

The Creston school board held a special session March 9 to approve versions of the school calendar for 2015-2016. Creston Schools Superintendent Steve McDermott says there are two, because they are pending legislative action regarding when schools can start.

McDermott says one version depends on the legislature's compromise of an early start date, and the other follows Governor Branstad's mandate of only starting the week containing September 1. The latter version would have Creston Schools start Wednesday, September 2. The compromise version would have school start date of Wednesday, August 26.

Three Dead from Ice Fishing Drowning

Earl Burkhalter, Charles Critz and James Oshel are the victims of a drowning from thin ice this last weekend north of Creston. Creston police were tipped off after the men had not returned for a period of time. 

The incident comes as Iowa sees warming temperatures, which thins ice on lakes and ponds.

Update from Congressman David Young

U.S. Congressman David Young, who represents Iowa's third congressional district, gave a follow-up to KSIB, and discussed a myriad of hot topics inside the beltway right now. From DHS funding, to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to Congress, Young had plenty to discuss.

Listen to the full story HERE.

In part 2, Young talked about the Hillary Clinton personal email issue, the Keystone XL pipeline, and addressing veterans' care issues.

Listen to part 2 HERE.

Creston City Council Votes Down Preliminary Plans for Proposed Adams Street Bridge Replacement Project

In their March 3 meeting, the Creston city council voted down preliminary plans for replacement of the Adams Street bridge.

City administrator Mike Taylor explained the background of the bridge and why it was proposed on the north side. Taylor said before the vote that the plans are not finalized and can be changed anytime, but may cost the city to do so.

The council voted 4-3 against the preliminary plans, pending cost estimates from Taylor regarding changing the trail from the north side to the south side. The issue is getting tabled until a future meeting.

For the full story, listen here.

U.S. Congressman David Young Discusses First Month of Term

U.S. Congressman David Young, who represents Iowa's 3rd congressional district, talked to KSIB about his first month on the job. From the U.S./Mexico border, the upcoming Netanyahu visit, to the importance of making home visits while in Congress, Young has had a busy first month.

He recently visited the U.S./Mexico border, including the San Diego, Arizona and Texas sectors. Young says it's important to recognize what is going on along the border, to be able to repair the problem, and also need "the will to do it."

Young also gave his reaction to the President's budget proposal, and offered his own suggestions. Also covered was Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming visit to the United States.

Finally, Young explained the importance of keeping contact with constituents while in Congress. He says when voting is not going on, he comes home.

For the full story LISTEN HERE.

City Council Approves Pilot Recycling Project

On Tuesday, the Creston city council unanimously approved a Pilot Recycling Project. Just before the vote, the program was laid out by two representatives of Waste Management.

Households included in this project would have two separate 96-gallon carts, one with a yellow lid for recycling. Residents on streets: South McKinley, S. Park, S. Bureau, and S. Stone are a part of this.

The recycling carts would be distributed March 23 and 24, and the first pick-up date would be April 7. The representatives say the program would continue through the end of June. At that time, they would gauge the success of the program.


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