Jim Henson, Anamosa Water Department superintendent, was camping with his family when his cellphone rang around 3 p.m. on Friday, May 7. On the other end of the line was Dan Helm from Water Solutions, a company that distributes chemicals to the City of Anamosa’s water supply.
Helm said a wrong chemical had been mixed into part of the city’s water supply.
Three years ago the Raider Marathon Club was launched with 52 runners. This year, 82 runners showed up and 73 reached the marathon distance of 26 miles.
Clusters of parents, students, friends and staff gathered in the entryway of the Ellen Kennedy Fine Arts Center on Wednesday night before entering the auditorium to recognize the Class of 2016.
The Anamosa Class of 2016 celebrated its many accomplishments Sunday as 92 graduates received their diplomas.
Residents throughout Jones County and Anamosa turned out for the first Block by Block event Sunday afternoon on Cedar Street. More than 200 people attended the event called Better Together to start building relationships with people in the community and start the conversation about nuisance properties in Anamosa.
Residents on Lead Mine Road are upset about a county proposal for road improvements.
Students at Strawberry Hill Elementary and Anamosa Middle School will have a new math curriculum starting next year.
The Jones County Board of Supervisors adopted an updated employee handbook for county employees on May 10. The new handbook was developed in collaboration with the Board of Supervisors, elected officials and department heads.
The Jones County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of rezoning property owned by Rogers Concrete from residential to commercial.
The new baseball and softball fields will be ready for competition on May 24.
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds said Recreational Motorsports in Anamosa is an example of creating a thriving business in rural Iowa.
Starlighters II Theatre announced its July presentation will be “Church Basement Ladies.”
Some of Grant Wood’s most famous works will come to life on the Starlighters stage on Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m.
After a day advising Anamosa residents not to drink city water, the city lifted its advisory, saying the water is safe to drink.