Cool Weather Is Finally Here, But For How Long?

Sheldon, Iowa — Cooler temperatures hit Sheldon last week, and it was a more than welcome change from the incredible heat experienced before that now, this week, it looks like moderate temperatures is what Sheldon residents should expect for this week. Read more


Lost Dogs

Male Dalmatian w/blue collar & gray male short-hair pointer w/orange collar. Last seen 2 miles East of Sheldon (near the highway) Monday morning (8/31/20). Please call 712-360-1020 if found!


Vernon Schaa

Vernon (Jim) James Schaa, age 78 of Yankton, SD passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton. Read more


Radio Iowa High School Football Poll 8/31/20

The latest Radio Iowa High School Football Poll has SBL moving up 2 spots in Class 3A. Class 2A moves West Lyon up to #4, Unity to 9, and Sioux Center jumps into the rankings at 10. Class 1A has West Sioux up one spot to #6, and in 8-player, Remsen St. Mary’s stays at the 2 spot. Read more


NYT: Iowa Has One Of The Worst COVID Outbreaks In The World

Statewide Iowa — Iowa’s coronavirus cases are spreading so quickly, the state now has one of the world’s worst outbreaks, by some metrics. As of Sunday, Iowa had more new COVID-19 cases per capita than any other state in the U-S, according to the New York Times, which says new cases are spreading fastest in the university towns of Ames and Iowa City.

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KIWA Marketplace For August 31st

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 newstips@kiwaradio.com

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

For Sale:

Collection of Seraphim Classics Angels with music boxes. Like new condition – $15 each — 507-360-0654

Craftsman generator 6.5 HP 3250 Watt Runs and works good – $250 OBO — 712-738-2354

2006 Yukon Denali, leather seats DVD player, sunroof new AC lines newer transmission and batteries and more – 712-470-0464

(2) BF Goodrich Radial T/A 295/50/15 tire and solid outlaw style rim. (2) BF Goodrich Radial T/A 205/60/15 tire and solid outlaw style rim. All rims are 5 bolt on 4 3/4″ lug spacing. Fits most GM mounts. Come with 4 chrome American Racing center caps. Wide tires have about 1/2 tread left, Narrow tires have 3/4 tread left. All balanced and ready to put on. Selling as is, All in great condition $750.00 o.b.o! Call 712(578-1897)

Six varieties of melons for sale, including Prescott Fond Du Blanc, Amish, Sarah’s Choice, Goddess, etc. 5 varieties of watermelons, including mystery orange, yellow, white, and red fleshed Woosser Pusser, Verona-the best Black Diamond type, Sweet Dakota Rose, Klondike, and an orange fleshed Black Diamond type watermelon. Ocheyedan Township, Osceola County grown. Rural Melvin. Masks required. 712 251 7792. Melons $3-$4, Watermelons $3-$7.

quart & pint fruit jars – $3.00 a dozen – 712-348-5166

Wooden curtain rod dowels 71 1/2 ” & 94 1/2″Best offer leave a message — 712-348-3722

Small Square bales of alfala – $150/ton — 712-540-7479

Grinder 2 ton, 325A — 712-540-2874

Wanted:

Painters in Hartley – $15-$25 — 712-260-8573

JD 300 Pull type corn picker with 2 or 3 narrow head — 712-540-7479

Continuous cattle fencing 20 ft sections — 712-540-7479

Crocheted Covered Hangers — 712-470-2773

Giveaway:

Hasta plants — 712-957-6355

corner cast iron tub, not a claw foot, to give away. It’s a nice deep tub in good condition for it’s age. The sheer weight alone is probably worth something for scrap iron. If you pick it up and load it, it’s yours for the taking. Also have the original copper and brass tub filler/drain — 712-240-4681

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Enjoy cooler temperatures this week in Iowa

IARN — It appears those long 90-degree days of late are taking a break in Iowa.

According to Iowa State Climatologist Dr. Justin Glisan, Iowa residents will get to enjoy some comfortable weather conditions as we kick off the month of September this week.

“If we look at our short term outlooks going out into the first part of September, we’re actually showing a pretty good signal for cooler than average temperatures, but also an elevated probability for wetter than average conditions, so more rainfall for this time of year. That would be great for replenishing the subsoil moisture, and then getting those timely rains for our soybeans that need it.”

Any moisture would help Iowa farmers considering 96 percent of the state is in drought. Glisan notes that soybeans will benefit from any upcoming rains, but it’s probably too late to have an impact on the corn crop.

“We do want to look towards next growing season,” Glisan said. “We’ve diminished a lot of our subsoil moisture. So, getting that subsoil profile replenished is something we would need to do moving into fall and into winter by getting a good snowpack on the ground.”

The forecast outlook from the National Weather Service in Des Moines shows mostly dry but cooler conditions this week for Iowa, however, some lucky spots may see around a half inch or more of rain. Glisan says farmers can stay up to date on weather conditions and drought in a variety of ways.

“You can go to the Climatology Bureau’s webpage,” Glisan said. “You can basically Google ‘Iowa Climatology Bureau and it will bring you right there. It has all kinds of information for our farmers and stakeholders. Additionally, my email is justin.glisan@iowaagriculture.gov. My office phone number is 515-281-8981.”

Story courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.


Keep close eye on markets as harvest nears

IARN — “(It was) a good week for the grain markets,” says Matt Bennett, founding partner of Ag Market. Bennett provides a brief recap, and suggests producers consider “taking risk off the table.” Read more


Grassley applauds lower Taiwan barriers for beef and pork

IARN — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley applauded Taiwan’s announcement of lower trade barriers for U.S. beef and pork. “Taiwan is taking steps to improve market access for American beef and pork producers by trying to bring its measures in line with international standards,” says Grassley, the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. “I welcome this progress because our farmers have been kept out of this market for far too long.” He says Taiwan’s leadership will need to work with the legislature to finalize this process, but that’s expected since Taiwan is a vibrant democracy. “I’ll be following this matter closely and look forward to an improved agricultural and economic relationship between Taiwan and the American people,” he adds. Read more