The Volksweg Trail is stretching its legs once again as construction kicks off this week – Josh Conrad, Assistant Operations Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, says the expansion includes 2.6 miles from the trailhead at Robert’s Creek west to Cordova Park. A new trailhead with a parking lot is also planned at Cordova. According to the Marion County Road Department, work begins along G28 on Thursday, May 17th. Little traffic impact is expected, however, there may be slow or turning trucks and equipment associated with the project, and the south shoulder of the road between Roberts Creek & Cordova will be closed, so please use caution if you’re in the area.
The threat of rain didn’t scare the men and women determined to take to the streets of Ottumwa this past Saturday in the fight against breast cancer. Over 1,000 participants showed up for the annual Race for the Cure. Gayla Harrison, an organizer for the event, said numbers for this year’s race were event stronger than in the past when weather was better – she said a public that is passionate about the fight against breast cancer is what makes this event such a success.