Q: What was the final cost for the renovation of Robinson-Dresser baseball field in Cedar Falls?
A: A contract approved in June totaled $595,300 for field improvements, irrigation system upgrades, and new fencing and dugouts. Another contract totaling $282,095 was approved in July for lighting upgrades. The combined cost comes to $877,395.
Q: Will the speed limit on University stay at 35 mph or go back to 45 mph when all the construction is finished?
A: Cedar Falls Community Development Director Stephanie Houk Sheetz said, “University Avenue’s speed limit will be 35 mph throughout Cedar Falls when all construction is finished.”
Q: Do they plan to put in sidewalks in the Prairie Winds addition in Cedar Falls off Vera Way by the mailboxes?
A: Cedar Falls Community Development Director Stephanie Houk Sheetz replies: “The developer plans to finish the sidewalk on the easterly retention area in 2018. When Vera Way continues west of Ironwood again, the sidewalk on that side will be addressed.”
Q: Is it true Fareway is planning to build another store in the Pinnacle Prairie area, and if so, when do they plan to start?
A: Yes. The project is currently before the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission and requires City Council approval.
Q: How do I dispose of EpiPens?
A: There are many rules and recommendations on this, but they are too long to print here. Please go to www.wastetrac.org/medication-sharps for a complete answer.
Q: How many people does it take to staff the aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford?
A: It will house 2,600 sailors when it’s officially deployed in 2020, according to news reports.
Q: How many weeks in advance are game shows usually taped?
A: It varies from show to show. “Jeopardy” is taped from two to three months in advance, according to former contestants, while “The Price is Right” is usually taped from one to two months before it airs.
Q: What is Abby Turpin’s educational background? Where did she grow up?
A: Turpin is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
Q: When was the last six-on-six girls’ basketball championship played?
A: The last game was in 1993.
Q: What did Patrick Swayze die of?
A: He died of pancreatic cancer.
Q: We get mail from UPS for a previous owner; we have asked them to change that, but they don’t. Is there any other route we can take?
A: If the local office can’t help you, you could call the national customer service number: 1-800-742-5877. Or you could try making the request via social media; some businesses are quick to respond on those forums.
Q: A 1984 Christmas movie had the young actress Mara Wilson. Is she still acting now?
A: She does some voice-over work, but she’s largely a writer now — her book “Where Am I Now: True Stories Of Girlhood And Accidental Fame” came out last year.