Council To Continue Public Hearing On Downtown 1st Floor Residences

Sheldon, Iowa — A public hearing that began at the November 6th Sheldon City Council Meeting remains open for further discussion at this week’s meeting, which will be held Wednesday November 20th. The subject is an amendment to a zoning ordinance that currently prohibits first floor residential housing in the downtown area.  The amendment was requested to allow this type of housing in the old Eagles Building and Top Notch Stitching with some restrictions.  Several people voiced concern that this would lead to‘curtains’ all around downtown.  However, it was pointed out that with the restrictions in the amendment it appears that there would be few if any other downtown locations that could allow first floor housing. Read more

Combatting Loneliness Is A Must For All, Especially Older Iowans

Statewide Iowa — Loneliness is becoming a serious epidemic among senior citizens nationwide, especially in states like Iowa with much older populations. A retirement living company, with facilities in Iowa and Nebraska, is working to take a proactive approach. Jennifer Knecht, vice president of marketing and communications at Immanuel Communities, says loneliness can bring on all kinds of ailments.

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Corner Can Redemption Reopens. For Now.

Sheldon, Iowa — If you’ve had drink cans piling up in your garage or basement since Sheldon’s lone can redemption center closed in August, you can now pack them up and take them to a redemption center. Read more