A special deer hunt was held earlier this month at Green Valley State Park.
The park was closed to the general public Nov. 16-17 while 25 hunters with muzzleloaders were allowed to hunt for antlerless deer within park boundaries. The point of this hunt is to keep the deer population stabilized in and around the park.
Nineteen deer were harvested this year. That’s about half as many compared to previous hunts. The reason for fewer deer being harvested is scattered thunderstorms Nov. 17 made it difficult for hunters to stay in the field and stay dry.
See a full press release on this hunt on page 3A of today’s Creston News Advertiser.
Iowa State Fair attendance
DES MOINES — The Iowa State Fair had more than 1 million visitors over an 11-day period this summer from Aug. 8-18 — this according to a report from fair officials released Monday.
KCCI reports other numbers show more than 6,600 livestock exhibitors with more than 21,700 animals attended the fair. Also, new foods totaled 18, with items ranging from new flavors of funnel cakes to a shrimp corndog.
Owners plan to sell Iowa Speedway
U.S. Motorsport Corporation released documents announcing the plan to sell the Iowa Speedway and all of its assets to Iowa Speedway L.L.C. The documents were included in the council packet for a special Newton City Council meeting scheduled for noon today.
The city council must approve a new lease for parking at the Newton Municipal Airport during Iowa Speedway events and reassign development agreements.
The city must also give consent of a private development agreement between the city and U.S. Motorsport Corporation according to a report by Newton Daily News Reporter Zach Johnson. In a memo, City Administrator Bob Knabel recommends approval of the resolutions.