The city of Pella is one step closer to more housing near the Bos Landen Golf Course after council approved additional items for the housing developments this week. Once completed, the project will add 100 additional housing units to Pella. Included in the plan is the possibility of up to 45 new homes in the area just off of Highway T-15, and 30 to 40 unit retirement cooperative south of the current Bos Landen clubhouse.
The city of Oskaloosa will be a bit quieter on Wednesdays this year – with attendance in decline for several years now, the Southern Iowa Speedway has decided to end events on Wednesdays. Race lovers don’t despair – there will still be plenty of activity at the Southern Iowa Speedway, including special events like ‘Redneck Rally Racing’, demolition derby and other fair-related racing; The Front Row Challenge will also return with a 2-day show. Racing across the nation has seen a gradual decline in attendance; other area tracks have also quit racing, including Des Moines, Eldon, and Bloomfield.