Road work until Thursday
The Appanoose County Secondary Road Department reports the following road travel restrictions started Monday for 560th Street from 0.45 miles west of state Highway 5 to 0.55 miles west of state Highway 5 for bridge repair work until Thursday at 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise notified. For more information call the Appanoose County Secondary Road Department at (641) 856-6193.
‘Laramie Project’ won’t be shownat Ottumwa High
OTTUMWA (AP) — Ottumwa High School administrators have halted plans for a student production of “The Laramie Project,” but the show will go on at a local performing arts center.
The Des Moines Register reports that principal Mark Hanson decided to cancel the performance. Hanson says he agrees with the play’s message, but would rather see more family-friendly productions on the high school stage.
Ottumwa high school drama teacher Natalie Saunders is working with a local theater director to show the play at the Bridge View Center in October.
The play was inspired by the events that led to the 1998 murder of a 21-year-old gay man, Matthew Shepard, outside of Laramie, Wyo.
The debate has played out in schools across the country, including West Des Moines’ Valley High School in 2006.