Local updates

On Tuesday, June 2, the primary election will take place, but Fayette County Auditor Lori Moellers has reported there are already more absentee votes cast than were in regular election votes in 2016 and 2018.

FAIRBANK — The City Council wants more information before deciding whether to reopen the Fairbank Aquatic Center for the summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hawkeye Fun Days, annually held over a June weekend, is canceled this year because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.


The William Wellness Center announced on Thursday that some of its fitness classes will resume on Monday, June 1. Members participating in the classes will have to social distance during class time and will have to make sure any equipment used is sanitized.

The Williams Wellness Center gym has been open now for almost two weeks, since May 18. A check of last week’s attendance figures by Jessica Burkhart, Community Recreation and Wellness facilitator, showed that the gym was at 70% of its allowed usage.

Date: June 19, 2020

The Grout Museum District, 503 South Street, Waterloo, will reopen the Grout Museum of History and Science and the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum for members only on Tuesday, June 2. The Museum will open to the general public on Tuesday, June 9. Hours will be Tuesday through Saturday…

The Starmont Prom, scheduled for June 27, has been rescheduled for Friday, July 17, according to an announcement on the school district's social media. For questions or concerns, call Suzy Hamlett 563-920-6103.


“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24