New Riverside school opens in August

Two of my “beats” intersect with an Iowa DOT press release about turning the intersection of US 6 and US 59 south of Oakland into a four-way stop¬†before the new Riverside school opens. It was supposed to open¬†in the middle of last year, then March, and then it just wasn’t going to happen before school was out.

It took seven bond referendums for this new complex to pass. The existing high school in Oakland will close. The Carson building will lose its junior high students but keep the elementary for now.

(Side note: Why is the trend to say “prior to” instead of “before”? Do you think it sounds more formal or something?)

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