Des Moines, Iowa (RI) — A new report on childhood obesity finds Iowa’s numbers aren’t budging, with more than 50-thousand kids statewide falling into the category. Victoria Brown, senior program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, says the report looked at children between the ages of 10 and 17 over the past two years.
Statewide Iowa — Nationwide there are now 1,299 reported cases of severe respiratory illnesses associated with vaping, including 26 deaths, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more
Ashton, Iowa — Democrat J.D. Scholten and his campaign RV, Sioux City Sue, took his “Don’t Forget About Us Tour” to the Ashton Legion Community Center early Thursday evening. The “Don’t Forget About Us Tour” is designed to hold a town hall meeting in each of the 4th District’s 39 counties, all in communities with a population of less than a thousand people. Read more
Northwest Iowa — This is 4-H week across America, and 4-H leaders and members are celebrating in northwest Iowa. Read more
Maurice, Iowa — A Sioux County government partnership has been honored for cooperation. Read more
Sheldon, Iowa — A new fundraiser is coming up on Saturday for the Sheldon High School FFA. Read more