Schools to hold parades honoring seniors

first_imgIn Johnson City, their parade will be held at 6 p.m. with a line up at 5 p.m. at the Johnson City South parking lot and will begin the parade at Northside park. The students will also be able to pick up their yearbooks and senior awards. (WBNG)- Some local schools in the Southern Tier are holding parades for their graduating seniors on Friday. In Chenango Valley, they will be holding a parade at 10 a.m., the parade will have community members line up on Chenango Street from Port Dickinson Elementary towards the Chenango Valley High School and students will drive by in their vehicles and allow for community members to cheer them on. In Sidney, the parade will start at 11:15 a.m. and it will go from Main Street, to River Street, to Union Street, and then go from there to Pearl Street back to the high school. Students will then have a drive-by barbecue afterwards and students are allowed to decorate their cars. center_img Every parade is requiring you to wear a mask and to stay socially distant. Some of the schools include Chenango Valley, Johnson City and Sidney.last_img read more

Blowing snow today, 35-below wind chills tonight

first_imgEmmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,Mason City, and Clear Lake340 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AMCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing snow. Very cold wind chills expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 to 45 mph. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero expected.* WHERE…Northern Iowa.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions with drifting snow. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat andgloves.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.=========Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Hamilton-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Story-Marshall-Tama-Jasper-Poweshiek-Mahaska-Including the cities of Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond,Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington,Allison, Dumont, Waverly, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora,Ackley, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg,Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo, Traer,Dysart, Gladbrook, Newton, Grinnell, and Oskaloosa340 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AMCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing snow and very cold wind chills expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 to 45 mph. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected.* WHERE…Much of central Iowa.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, especially in open areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat andgloves.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.=========Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,New Hampton, Oelwein, Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona,Austin, and Preston318 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOONCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing and drifting snow and very cold wind chills. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph today. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero expected late tonight and Friday morning.* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to noon CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on some snow covered roads due to drifting. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commutes. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Drifting snow may make travel hazardous or close roads.Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a warm hatand gloves.The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1. The information below is from the National Weather Service as of 4:00 AM this morning. Click here for an overview of the weather situation as published by the NWS-Des MoinesFor the latest advisories click hereFor road conditions click here…Areas of Blowing Snow Today and Dangerous Wind Chills Later Today into Thursday….An Arctic cold front will drop through Iowa today and bringstrong northwest winds to the state. Sustained winds of 25 to 30mph with gusts over 40 mph are expected. Areas of blowing snoware expected to significantly reducing visibility at times,especially in rural areas in addition to impacting roadconditions with drifting. Temperatures will fall through the dayand combined with the winds will create very low wind chills of 20to 35 below zero over much of Iowa by late this afternoon andfalling further overnight.last_img read more

Growing Green

first_imgBy Shelly Leachman STAFF WRITER Barely a month after a giant tree fronting the school was felled over safety concerns – and despite pleas to save it – El Segundo’s Richmond Street Elementary has planted multiple replacements. In a Friday event that launched the school’s participation in districtwide efforts to go green, the 500-member student body planted nearly two-dozen new trees across their sprawling campus. “I think it’s a pretty good thing to do,” said fifth-grader Imaiya-Milan Wright, 10. “It’s good for our environment because it helps the trees and the animals.” The move comes about five weeks after the removal of a stone pine tree called Richard, whose destruction was proposed and denied three times since 1999. Board members approved its ouster last month. Over the years a kindergartners’ play and lunch area sprang up under and around the 70-year-old tree, sparking fears of a potential tragedy if one of its massive limbs were to fall. Pointing to an arborist’s report that the tree was healthy and an assessment that no tree can ever be guaranteed 100percent safe, area environmentalists begged the board to save Richard, asking that they instead install a crutch system to better secure the branches. The tree was taken down Aug. 21. Five new trees were quickly planted outside the school, according to Principal Dickie Van Breene. And Friday’s festivities – where every student was sent home with a baby-tree planting kit – added 23 more. “It had always been a goal to plant more trees here,” Van Breene said. “And if all these kids plant those baby trees at home, that will mean 530 more trees in El Segundo.” Hoping to also help environmental awareness grow in its students, the school this year is amping up its recycling efforts, making a big push for Walk to School Day (which happens across the country Wednesday) and has established a green committee of teachers assigned to keep the eco-education ideas flowing. The latter collaboration resulted in Friday’s special guest, biologist Kelly Kephart, who spoke to several classes earlier in the day about the creation and conservation of wetlands that she does in her work for the URS Corp. “I’m so glad they’re teaching them this stuff now so they’re aware of their environment,” Kephart said later of the school’s new initiatives. “Hopefully, it will spark an awareness earlier on – maybe they’ll want to be biologists someday.” Before the planting began Friday afternoon, a short presentation featured several students reciting facts about trees. “Trees enhance the aesthetics of our environment,” one boy said to start things off. “Trees are the longest-living organisms on Earth,” a girl added. After several more kids chimed in, a shaggy blond-haired boy took the microphone and joked: “People who plant trees become healthier, better looking, richer and have more friends.” “Well, maybe that’s stretching it,” he continued, “but we’re gonna plant some trees today and find out.” With that, every class in school lined up at their assigned tree and every student took a turn with the shovel. (The young trees – a mix of Chinese fringe, golden rain and golden trumpet – had already been placed in pre-dug holes.) Before darting off for some apple juice and to retrieve his baby-tree kit, fifth-grader Amit Pujari had this to say of the day’s events: “It helps with our oxygen. Without trees we wouldn’t have much oxygen, so we need to make sure they stay around a long time. We need as much oxygen as we can get.” [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more