We reported last week that Muscatine County State Representative, Tom Sands, was awarded the Legislature of the Year Award by the Iowa Bankers Association. Well, this week he’s being honored again. The Iowa Healthcare Association has given Representative Sands the 2013 Outstanding Service Award.
The Iowa Department of Transportation has developed proposed administrative rules to govern implementation and placement of automated traffic enforcement systems on the primary highway system. In other words, the traffic cameras. Paul Trombino, the Iowa DOT Director said automated traffic and enforcement systems need to be implemented in ways that enhance safety on the roadways. The rules will ensure placement does not cause unnecessary distractions or obstructions for motorists that could cause unsafe situations.
Wilton Public Library benefits from and upcoming fundraiser. It takes place Saturday, October 12th. That’s when Friends of the Wilton Public Library sponsor the annual Evening with Friends at the Wilton Community Center. The event, which is the group’s only big fundraiser, includes a soup supper, dessert bar and silent and live auctions. Doors open and serving begins at 5:30. The admission price includes all the soup and dessert you care to eat. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 10-14. Children ages 9 and under are free. The silent auction, which features 150-200 items including a private airplane ride, starts at the same time. Jeff Kauffman will serve as auctioneer for the live auction that gets underway at around 7. Always the highlight on the bidding is a painting donated by local artist, Twyla Whitmer, who paints under the name T Watson Bogaard. She chose the Wilton Elementary School as her subject this year. All of the money raised at the event goes to the Library for programming or purchasing materials. Last year, the Friends group purchased 12 public use computers which have been a popular addition to the library.