School election today
Eligible voters living in the Centerville Community School District can go to the polls today from 12-8 p.m. to elect three board members and decide Public Measure A. Votes can be cast at the school bus barn, Lakeview School, Cincinnati City Hall, Exline Community Building and Mystic City Hall.
Pancake Day trivia
Sept. 10: Political floats have been banished from the big Pancake Day parade since 1956 when a float of questionable taste was pulled through the parade.
Branstad stays in Olympics
DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad is celebrating a victory with the announcement that wrestling will remain an Olympic sport.
Speaking by telephone to reporters from a trade mission in Japan, Branstad says being in Tokyo when the International Olympic Committee first announced the 2020 games would be held in the city and then the news that wrestling would remain has been a tremendous experience.
Branstad helped launch a website last winter to lobby Olympic officials to keep wrestling. Branstad says 25,000 people joined the effort and 30 other governors wrote to the IOC to support wrestling.
The IOC voted in February to drop the sport. On Sunday the committee admitted it was a big mistake and voted wrestling back onto the program for the 2020 and 2024 Games.