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REGIONAL—Noise created by wind turbines do not cause health effects according to a recently released scientific report “Wind Turbines and Health,” written by members of the Iowa Environmental Council and the University of Iowa.

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SHELDON—A new fire truck was a given, but the Sheldon City Council also had to decide between a new ambulance or two new police cars when it met Wednesday, Feb. 8, for a regular meeting.

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SHELDON—The city of Sheldon and the Crossroads Pavilion Board offered Sheldon mayor Tricia Meendering the role of general manager on Thursday, Feb. 14.

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SHELDON—The Sheldon Mail-Sun captured nine awards, including total newspaper design, at the 2019 Iowa Newspaper and Association Convention and Trade Show on Friday, Feb. 8, in Des Moines.

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ORANGE CITY—The season might not be right for the Orange City Farmers’ Market, but it cannot be denied that the weekly, warmer weather marketplace is a boon to the town.

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Kari Ney, a registered nurse for Promise Community Health Center in Sioux Center, has been trained as an instructor in the Billings Ovulation Method of natural family planning. She will present an introductory class on the method at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Promise. The class is open to …

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SHELDON—A few weeks ago, a lot of people at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon held there head low and shared condolences after walking past and reading a sandwich board sign posted outside the campus’s College Store.

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DES MOINES—Iowa Information Publishers and Printers of Sheldon would like to thank and congratulate our staff, which had another strong showing at the 2019 Iowa Newspaper Association Convention and Trade Show held Friday, Feb. 8, in Des Moines.

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DES MOINES—N’West Iowa lawmakers are making their marks on this year’s state legislative session by way of sponsoring bills.

ORANGE CITY—The online RN to BSN program at Northwestern College in Orange City has been ranked among the nation’s top-25 programs of its kind by www.NursingSchoolHub.com.

REGIONAL—Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc., and the N’West Iowa businesses of Sunshine Foods and P-N-P in Rock Rapids Sioux-Per Center in Sioux Center and Granville Short Stop have raised nearly $1,500 to provide assistance to needy families this winter. Funds were raised by patrons purchasing mitt…

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SHELDON—Sheldon has not had a franchise agreement in place for electric or natural gas services since the late 1980s; however, city officials are strongly considering reinstituting the measures.

SHELDON—“When you have a sister-in-law who gives him birthday and Christmas presents that deal with the fire department, you know he’s a die-hard. He lived and breathed it.”

PRIMGHAR—While Steve King may be on the outs with some prominent members of the Republican Party at the national and state levels, the outspoken politician still has strong supporters in his congressional district.

REGIONAL—Sue McCauley has stepped down from her longtime position as the president of the seven-member South O’Brien School District Board of Education.

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REGIONAL—Life-threatening cold temperatures led to school closings across N’West Iowa on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29-30, as a polar vortex slowly blew its way through the area and most of the Midwest.