Iowa Valley Community College District may have been the big winner last night. After an April bond referendum for 32 million dollars of improvements failed by 60 votes, the bond issue passed with room to spare, with nearly 62 and a half percent of the vote. A total of 11,000 votes were cast over all or parts of ten counties. Hardin County led the way with a 69 percent approval.
Also, last night, the one cent penny sales tax, known as SAVE easily passed in the Marshalltown School District. The margin was 77 to 23 percent. The penny tax will continue to give the district more lending flexibility for major capital projects.