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
Sheldon, Iowa – The Sheldon Community School Board met in regular session on Monday, November 18th at 5:00 pm in the high school library.
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.
Statewide Iowa — A new report from the American Lung Association shows Iowa has one of the lowest survival rates for lung cancer in the country. Read more
Hawarden, Iowa — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds returned at the end of last week from a trade mission to Japan. Reynolds talked about the mission during an event in Sioux County.
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