NORTHEAST NEBRASKA — Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department was notified that the Delta COVID-19 Variant has been identified as having infected someone living in the NNPHD Health District. The Delta Variant is the newest variant in a long list of variants that have developed due to mutations occurring in the...
Mahaska County, IAKBOE Radio
A Mahaska County resident is one of six Iowans reported to have died from coronavirus Thursday (6/17). This brings the state’s death total from the pandemic to 6109. There were also 74 new positive tests for COVID-19, raising the state total to 372,894. Two new positive tests were reported in Keokuk County, with one in both Mahaska and Wapello Counties.
Iowa City, IAKCRG.com
Iowa City to recognize Juneteenth as official city holiday for first time. Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague signed a proclamation announcing the city will officially observe Juneteenth for this first time in the city’s history. Updated: 4 hours ago. Governor Kim Reynolds is expected to sign a bill which will...
Nebraska StateSioux City Journal
WAYNE, Neb. -- The Delta variant of COVID-19 has been identified in a person living in the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department, a district comprised of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties. A press release sent Wednesday by the NNPHD did not specify which of the four counties the Delta...
Jasper County, IANewton Daily News
Jasper County Supervisors want to wait until more information is known about what COVID relief money can be spent on before considering or moving forward with former candidate Jon Dunwell’s proposal to create a committee and develop a comprehensive plan for the county’s Fiscal Recovery Fund. Dunwell said he was...
IN BARNES CITY
The fourth organization recognized with a Standing Ovation Award from the Pella Area Community and Economic Alliance is Hearthstone, A Ministry of Wesleylife. PACE Alliance Executive Director Karen Eischen says the non-profit senior living organization was challenged as many long-term care facilities were affected by COVID-19, a virus considered particularly dangerous for older people. Eischen says the way Hearthstone navigated various protocols served as an inspiration to others throughout the community during the worst of the pandemic. Hearthstone joined George’s Pizza, Families First of Pella, and Triumph Martial Arts as PACE Alliance Standing Ovation winners.
Pella Community Food Shelf Executive Director Melissa Zula discusses their needs during the summer, and how they’ve returned to more normal service post COVID-19. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSS | Subscribe to Let's Talk Pella.
One of the PACE Alliance Standing Ovation 2020 award-winners had to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic by taking a largely in-person activity and making it accessible to those all during a time of distancing. Triumph Martial Arts was one of the four organizations recognized by the PACE Alliance at a special...
Iowa County, IAKCRG.com
In Montezuma, downtown windows are full of posters about Xavior Harrelson, the 11-year-old boy who has been missing since late May. California man arrested in Iowa County for alleged attempt to entice a minor. Updated: 7 hours ago. The Iowa County Sheriff's Office arrested a California man the say tried...
One of the four organizations recognized by the PACE Alliance for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic is aiming to get closer to normal this year with their support of parents locally. Karen Eischen with PACE says Families First of Pella received the Standing Ovation award for how they navigated...
Crossroads of Pella is reflecting on lessons learned from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Jim Hibma says as an organization that aims to help people through a variety of means, it was initially challenging to find ways to keep that assistance up when in-person options were not available. Hibma says from distributing face masks to remote counseling to shopping for seniors, Crossroads of Pella aimed to be a key resource for vulnerable populations, especially when shutdowns were ongoing. Hibma says the return of the Klompen Classic last month marked a return to normalcy, but at the same time, he reminds the public they remain available to help those in need. Hear more on today’s In Depth with Dr. Bob Leonard.
The Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance recognized those who went above and beyond to help Pella stay open and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Standing Ovation award ceremony took place on the Molengracht Canal during the PACE Alliance Member “Thank You” Reception Friday afternoon. Executive Director Karen Eischen...
Delta, IAQuad-Cities Times
As variants of Covid-19 have spread in the US, the public health policy and programmatic responses have been largely consistent: vaccinate as soon as possible, mask up and keep social distancing. But as vaccinations have increased, there has been a collective relaxation of the masking and distancing that were previously indispensable public health measures.
Mahaska County, IAKBOE Radio
Eight people in Iowa have died from coronavirus over the last three days. None of those deaths were in the No Coast Network listening area. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the state’s death total for the pandemic is now 6055. There were also 145 new positive COVID-19 tests reported Saturday (5/29) through Monday (5/31), bringing the pandemic total to 371,377. Six new positive tests were reported in Monroe County, two in both Poweshiek and Marion Counties and one in Mahaska County–with no new positive tests in Wapello, Jasper and Keokuk Counties.
Black Hawk County, IAHawk Eye
An Iowa county that had one of the nation's highest coronavirus infection rates at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic plans to offer incentives to residents hesitant to get vaccinated. Black Hawk County's board of health signed off Wednesday on tapping $10,000 from a private foundation to encourage more residents...
The Pella School Board approved items related to employee benefits at their meeting Monday. The board approved a revised wellness plan, the 2021-22 miscellaneous pay schedule, and 12-month employee vacation leave options for those in the district unable to use time off due to COVID-19. All district administrators also gave reports about the end of the school year as well.