Town auctioning off right to name creek

KALONA, Iowa (AP) - December 1, 2011

The creek in Kalona is currently known simply as West Drainage Ditch. The naming rights will be posted on eBay.

City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh told the Iowa City Press-Citizen that local officials hope the online auction will help the city reach its goal of doing $200,000 in improvements to area sidewalks.

Kolana City Council members say they're open to just about any name, but it must be appropriate. It's also subject to government approval.

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