Iowa’s youth are at risk. Approximately one in three children (31.7 percent) under age 5 is considered overweight or obese, which is slightly higher than the national average of 30.5 percent. A number of factors contribute to this issue, including lack of physical activity and low fruit and vegetable intake.
Due to excessive heat and little to no precipitation throughout the last few weeks, Montgomery County rural areas are extreme to critically dry.
As a precaution to all residents in Montgomery County in this "tinder box" condition, which is not only effecting Montgomery County but the entire state, the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency has polled all Fire Chiefs to implement a burn ban for Montgomery County.
The Montgomery County Animal Rescue and Shelter will host its annual “Make an Offer” garage sale Saturday, Oct. 6, along with a bake sale. Funds from the garage sale will benefit shelter operations while funds from the bake sale will go toward a projector to be used for volunteer training. To donate items for the sale, call Jan Black at 370-0336.
DES MOINES - Together with agencies across the nation, Iowa's law enforcement will participate in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” special Traffic Enforcement Program, an initiative of the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin-istration. Officials from city, county and state law enforcement agencies will devote heightened enforcement on Iowa roads from Aug. 23-Sept. 5.