Happy Thursday, people of Des Moines! Let's get you all caught up on what's happening locally to start today off on an informed note.
First, today's weather:
Sunny and bitterly cold. High: 5 Low: -11.
Here are the top 3 stories today in Des Moines:
As the weather gets colder, residents are advised to take shelter. If you need somewhere warm to go, there are shelters and warming centers throughout Des Moines for residents to stay if needed. The DART services will also offer free rides to warming centers and overnight shelters in Polk County from Wednesday to Friday. (Des Moines Register)
A Des Moines man suffered a heart attack this week brought on by shoveling snow for a long duration of time. He warns others to pay attention to what their bodies are telling them and not to miss the signs of a heart attack or exhaustion. (KCRG)
To attract and retain substitutes and other staff, local schools have increased pay for their teachers. Staffing shortages have led to a decrease in staff and schools hope that the increase in pay will draw in more applicants. (Business Record)
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Today in Des Moines:
The Metro Marketing Mixer at The Social Media Club Of Des Moines (4:30 PM)
From my notebook:
Hope Animal Rescue of Iowa reminds Des Moines that the big game is almost here (February 13th)! Valentine's Day is also right around the corner and there are lots of paw-some items you could gift while helping their rescued animals. (Facebook)
The Des Moines Children's Museum is asking for volunteers to help ensure that all guests have a safe and fun time at the museum. Volunteers help keep admission low for everyone. (Facebook)
Iowa sets a new one-week record for COVID cases. The state reported an additional 38,574 cases over the past week, the most in any one-week stretch throughout the entire pandemic. (Des Moines Register)
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You're all caught up for today! I'll see you soon.
— Sean Peek
About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist, and marketing director for various digital media companies. He currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.