Stop sign controversy


OSAGE, Iowa – The controversy over a local rural stop sign has been brought to a halt.

Sheriff Greg Beaver had asked the sign at 400th St. and Noble Avenue to be illuminated.  Beaver says people weren’t stopping, so he thought lighting them up would help. The Mitchell County Board of Supervisors discussed it and couldn’t agree. They considered putting up yield signs in its place — others considered taking the signs down altogether since it’s on a rural road, but the decision was made to leave it alone for now.

“The best decision in my opinion would be to illuminate it, but the yield sign was something I was not for and so this is the best outcome,” Sheriff Beaver said.

Beaver says citizens asked the signs be up in the first place with a petition.

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