Charles “Charlie” Klaassen

Charles “Charlie” Klaassen age 79 of Sibley, Iowa died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Osceola Regional Health Center in Sibley, IA. Read more

Marvin Runia

Marvin E. Runia age 81 of Sibley, Iowa died Friday, January 10, 2020 at Osceola Regional Health Center in Sibley, IA. Read more

Iowa Selected for Partnership with Harvard Chan School’s CHOICES Project to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Statewide Iowa — Making sure kids are growing up at a healthy weight from their very first days is a critical way to prevent obesity among adults. Most kids entering adolescence with obesity will still have obesity as an adult, so starting early is key. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be participating in a Learning Collaborative Partnership with the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HPRC), along with other state and local health departments. All agencies will explore strategies to encourage healthy weight among children in their communities. Read more

ISU Study: Northwest Iowa Farmland Again Some Of The Most Valuable In State

Ames, Iowa — It’s been a difficult year for farmers, the planting season saw an overabundance of rain and delayed planting, the United States’ trade war with China persisted, skewing both commodity prices and demand, and farm bankruptcies rose to the highest level since 2011. However, favorable interest rates, strong yields, and limited land supply combined to help drive Iowa’s farmland values up for only the second time in six years. Read more

Survival Rate For Pancreatic Cancer Makes Gradual Yet Monumental Progress

Statewide Iowa — (RI) — The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer was raised this week from nine to ten-percent. While that still means a devastating nine out of ten people who are diagnosed with that form of cancer won’t beat it, the single-percentage uptick represents significant progress. Read more