Report: Iowa’s Obesity Rate Climbed During The Pandemic

Statewide Iowa — A new report finds Iowa’s adult obesity rate rose significantly from 2019 to 2020. The study by the non-profit Trust for America’s Health found 36-percent of adult Iowans were considered obese last year, putting Iowa among 16 states with a rate above 35-percent. Read more

Council Hears From Haulers About Recycling

Sheldon, Iowa — Much of Wednesday’s Sheldon City Council was taken up with conversation about the suggestion from the City’s garbage haulers that the City temporarily remove the large recycling container from the Community Services Center parking lot in order to allow residents an opportunity to become accustomed to using the residential curbside recyclables pickup. Read more

Donald Minten

Mr. Donald Minten, age 91, of Alton, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Read more

Get with your tax advisor now on potential tax changes

IARN — Agriculture tax advisory firm KCoe Isom welcomed the proposed tax package that would drop previously suggested changes to the “step-up” in basis. While the legislation is far from the finish line and the proposal is far from final, KCoe’s tax advisors noted that the proposed language includes changes that could significantly impact many farmers and ranchers. The firm says farmers and ranchers need to evaluate and address potential tax impacts before year-end. Read more

KIWA Marketplace For September 16th

KIWA Marketplace is on KIWA FM 105.3 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 9:15 am

Call during the program at 712-324-5377, text 712-324-2597, or email

All items and garage sales called/texted/emailed in will be added to this web page

For Sale:

Oversize Electric Chair (Non Rocking) ($125.00) Brown cloth material in good condition. (42” x 57” x 40”) Oversize Recliner Chair, not a lift chair, Call if interested 479-644-8633

Set of spoked Jeep rims with Goodyear size 255/75/17 $80 — text 712-461-2517


set of rims and new michelin tires for 3/4 tom gmc pickup, a farmall with wide front end and b farmall with narrow front end 605-366-9030


clothes dryer that works — 363-6573

Garage Sale:

Garage sale: Recliner, wine cellar, junior to adult clothes, kitchen items, home decor, lots of misc. Tuesday-Friday 4:30-7:30 – 1605 Oak Street

Garage sale through Friday, 617 8th Ave. Sheldon. Antiques, household, guy stuff and collectibles, coins, signs, beer memorabilia, Sheldon memorabilia, toys, glassware, Watt pottery, antique iron headboard.

620 5th Ave Sheldon 10-6 Thursday and Friday and 8-5 on Saturday. Lots of great stuff! Snow blower, tiller, bikes, electric scooter……Wall hangings, clothes, books, jewelry, misc decor, kitchen, vintage and lots more!

1519 Elm Court, lift chairs, walkers, crutches, lamps and more. Today through the rest of the week

Cattle group explains importance of JBS Grand Island

IARN — A fire that broke out Sunday night on the roof the JBS Meat Packing Plant in Grand Island, Nebraska had one cattle group and many producers concerned about what damage had occurred and how long the plant would be shut down. Read more

Senators announce bipartisan bill to mandate Country of Origin labeling for beef

IARN — On Sept. 8, Senate Agriculture Committee members Thune (R-S.D.), Tester (D-M.T.), Booker (D-N.J.), and Rounds (R-S.D.) jointly announced the American Beef Labeling Act. The bill mandates the reinstatement of beef and beef products into the existing Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (MCOOL) law, allowing for a 12-month development and implementation grace period. Read more