All of those wind turbines on the Buena Vista County horizon have given officials at Sioux Central an idea. Why not create a wind-powered school?
About a month ago, weather knocked out a portion of the power grid at the hilltop K-12 campus, Superintendent Bonnie Meier said. "The custodians came to us and said, 'Do you realize we are totally dependent on electrical lines. What happens if it goes out?" With the relatively new building, the school's heat is mainly electrical rather than gas. Even with its electricity-based heating, the school is exhausting its electricity budget of $86,400 this season, and those wind turbines look more and more tempting.
Read the rest of this story in the 3/6 Pilot Tribune.