BREAKING NEWS Authorities rescue man from vehicle in Winnebago River near Mason City in freezing temps Full Story
BREAKING NEWS Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump Full Story

Mason City, Cerro Gordo Public Health in running for health money

Both are finalists in the Healthiest State Initiative.

Posted: Jan 22, 2018 10:22 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa – Two North Iowa entities have been named finalists in Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative.

Mason City joins Ames, Cedar Rapids, Clive, Harlan, and Sioux City in the Community category. The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is a finalist in the Small Workplace category, along with Matthew 25 in Cedar Rapids and The Foreign Candy Company in Hull.

“The Healthiest State Initiative is proud to recognize the work these finalists have been doing to improve the overall health and well-being of Iowans,” said Jami Haberl, Healthiest State Initiative executive director. “They have set a great example for other individuals, communities, schools and workplaces to emulate. We look forward to sharing their stories at the awards event.”
Winners in the Healthiest State Initiative’s inaugural award ceremony will be announced February 15 in West Des Moines. Each winner will receive money to continue improving the health and well-being of employees, students, or citizens.

Among the other finalists:

Individual category - Angela Drent, Sioux City; Ashley Christensen, Decorah; Erin Drinnin, Maxwell.

Large Workplace category – Des Moines University; Kremin Industries in Des Moines; Meredith Corporation in Des Moines; the University of Iowa.

School category – Fairview Elementary in Grinnell; Pierce Elementary in Cedar Rapids.

Article Comments

Mason City
10° wxIcon
Hi: 10° Lo: 0°
Feels Like: -7°
Albert Lea
Scattered Clouds
Hi: 6° Lo: -6°
Feels Like: -9°
Hi: 8° Lo: -4°
Feels Like: -6°
Charles City
Few Clouds
Hi: 10° Lo: 2°
Feels Like: -5°
Few Clouds
Hi: 5° Lo: -7°
Feels Like: -13°
Coldest air of the season has arrived
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video


Authorities rescue man from Winnebago River


Man taken to ambulance after being rescued


Salvation Army opens it's doors for Rochester's homeless


Snow storm causes several crashes in Minnesota


Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Tuesday


Iowa DOT talks how 511 gets updated


Ping Pong Prodigy


Elton Hills Drive safety session


Williams shines as Dover-Eyota defeats Byron


Ice almost ready for arena

Community Events