The West Union Chamber of Commerce recently announced its 2018 Community Award winners within the areas of education, community service, youth, historical preservation, health and religion. Award winners will be recognized at an awards banquet later this month in West Union. Continue reading
The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved $756,084 in total funding for three statewide Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives program projects. This program supports projects such as trails, Safe Routes to School, National Scenic Byways, and the preservation or rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities. Continue reading
For the first time in over a decade, local families can enjoy ice skating on the Marquette bench.
The West Central Food and Fitness team successfully planned and hosted a community basketball tournament recently. The tourney included teams from Upper Iowa University, West Central alumni and current players. Continue reading
Postville 4-H Cooking Club and FoodCorps Iowa service member Claire Anderson used purple potatoes from the school garden in a roasted potato, cauliflower and carrot soup! After roasting the veggies, students combined all ingredients in their new Vitamix blender to create a creamy soup. What fun to cook with the bounty of your gardening work! Continue reading
When I began as the Allamakee School District service member, I was given an Action Plan put together by the School Wellness Working Team and former service member Andrew. This plan outlines past Food & Fitness activities, current initiatives and goals for the future to be accomplished by none other than myself. I was overwhelmed. There was no way I could even begin to accomplish all that was listed, I barely had a school email address! Continue reading
America’s Health Rankings, published annually for the last 28 years, tracks progress the states and nation have been making on key measures covering behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care, and outcomes data. The 2017 report, just published, benchmarks Iowa with other states and the nation. The publication is especially helpful to organizations and advisory groups that contribute to Healthy Iowans 2017-2021: Iowa’s Health Improvement Plan along with many others committed to improving health outcomes for all Iowans. Continue reading