The Daily Dose: Summer Temps Return, Boundary Concerns and One Crazy "Best Photographer" Contest
In today's Daily Dose, we talk ridiculously warm weather in April, the day's top stories and your love for Waukee's photographers.
Color me surprised but today seems a bit too good to be true in terms of weather. A high of 86 predicted today and no rain. What? Are you joking? No? Well then, I'll take it!
So at Monday night's meeting of the Waukee School Board, a parents committee was formed to start the process of setting attendance boundaries for the new Woodland Hills Elementary school. Now, if past complaints are any indication, there may be issues with the new boundaries when children who've attended one school are moved to a new one. My own kids could be moved and I have my own reservations about it. What's your take?
I don't know about you but I love driving around and looking at homes for sale. While we're certainly not in the market for a new one, it's always fun to see what's on the market. This one is way out of our price range but it sure is fun to imagine living in it.
Are you looking to make a difference in your community? You should consider joining the Lion's Club of Waukee. It's been in existence for 84 years, but club membership is shrinking, so they are looking to grow their membership. They are also brainstorming for new community service projects and will meet today (and every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month) at 12 p.m. at Jethro's Jethro's BBQ 'n Jambalaya. Potential members are encouraged to attend this no pressure lunch to get information about the Lion's Club. Of course, if you have questions, you could always contact Jeff Longman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 987-5161 ext. 4503.
No pressure but voting ends at 9 a.m. Friday in Patch's "Best Photographer" contest. Right now, White Shutter Photography is running away with the contest with a pretty sizable lead over Yana Glezina Photography. If you want your favorite photog to win, vote now while there is still time. The winner will be announced on Friday at noon.
On a personal note, I attended my grandfather's funeral yesterday in Wisconsin. He passed away last week at the age of 87. He was a Navy veteran in World War II and I was so moved by the military rites presented at his funeral. It's the first time I had ever experienced it. I was so proud of him in that moment for the time he served our country. He was a special person and I will miss him more than words can say.
Have a wonderful day, Waukee. Hope you can get out and enjoy this beautiful day!