Getting moving may be more important than ever. A study out of the medical journal, The Lancet, says physical inactivity causes one in ten deaths globally, similar to the effects of smoking and obesity.
A team of scientists digging at a Mahaska County mammoth site have a theory on why the bones they're finding are so spread out and at many different depths. University of Iowa Museum of Natural History education coordinator Sarah Horgen says the land where a local farmer found the bones has shifted significantly since the mammoth died.
The forecast for Saturday calls for highs in the upper 80s. It's not the 100s the area has seen lately, but even the 80s are hot when there is no air conditioning. The William Penn University Booster Club has decided to move the evening portion of their Saturday fundraiser, The Duck Plucker's Ball, to the Penn Central Mall from the National Guard Armory.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with about 60 farmers and agricultural leaders near Prairie City, Iowa Tuesday to talk about the drought and to push for the passing of the 2012 Farm Bill. Watch CRI News Midweek Edition on line Wednesday at 6 p.m. and CRI Weekly News on MCG Channel 12 6:30 p.m. Friday for more on what came out of Vilsack's visit. Click here to see video of Vilsack's speech.
As the drought keeps getting worse statewide, the federal government has started to take notice. This week -- US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack met with about 60 farmers and agricultural leaders at a farm outside of Prairie City, Iowa, to talk about the drought's impact. CRI Ag reporter Jon Hoffmann has more about his visit.
The City Street Department will begin construction on a section of North Green Street Monday, July 23rd. Street work will start north of M Avenue West and run past 238th Street. The nearly $1 million project includes new concrete pavement, driveways, curb and gutter, storm drains, sidewalks and water mains.