Voters say yes

Voters say yes Main Photo

7 Feb 2018

Bill Shea

Area voters easily approved a $25.5 million general obligation bond issue for Iowa Central Community College Tuesday, with 67.5 percent of them voting yes.

To pass, the bond issue had to be approved by at least 60 percent of those who cast ballots.

“This really sets Iowa Central apart and moves us forward,” college President Dan Kinney said Tuesday night.

The bond issue money will pay for a variety of building improvements and new construction at the college’s campuses in Eagle Grove, Fort Dodge, Storm Lake and Webster City. But from the time the proposed bond issue was announced in November 2017, Kinney argued that it was really about much more than bricks and mortar. He said the bond issue is really about keeping young people in the area by investing in education, and he repeated that theme Tuesday night.

“It’s really for the growth and the future of our region,” he said.

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