Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

Community News Network

January 3, 2013

NWS releases storm spotter training schedule

DES MOINES — It's hard to think about it now, with temperatures struggling to break the freezing mark and who knows how much snow still to come, but it won't really be that long before we're into a different kind of weather concern altogether.

After all, last year's first tornado hit Iowa in mid-April.

The National Weather Service's Des Moines office has released its initial list of storm spotter training sessions. Two sessions are scheduled in this area, though the list will be updated as locations and dates are confirmed.

The first of the local sessions is scheduled for April 2 in Ottumwa. The session will be at Indian Hills Community College.

Knoxville also has a session scheduled. Set for April 11, the session takes place at Marion County Public Health on Lincoln Street.

Both of the local sessions come at the tail end of the current schedule, which begins Feb. 26 in Des Moines. An advanced class is offered April 11 in Ankeny. Attendees for that session must first attend the basic session.

The full schedule can be viewed here.

1
Text Only
Community News Network
Obituaries
Featured Ads
Poll

The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
     View Results
Iowegian on Facebook