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Quick news: Schools dismissing early because of excessive heat

Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 11:43 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 12:48 p.m. CDT

Heat advisory

Several schools across the state will dismiss early today as temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s. As of 10 a.m. this morning, schools in the Creston News Advertiser area dismissing early because of the heat are DIAGONAL (12:30 p.m.), NODAWAY VALLEY (two hours early) and ORIENT-MACKSBURG (1:15 p.m.) Diagonal staff said they will dismiss early all week at 12:30 p.m.

A heat advisory is in effect for the entire state of Iowa until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s to 100s through Labor Day weekend. Expect very little chance for rain over the next week. If you plan to spend time outdoors, drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks.

Reynolds recognized

Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds was recently named to the Washington Post’s TOP 10 rising politicians list. Reynolds — a Republican and native of Osceola — ranked up there on the list with Republicans George P. Bush, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Danilovich, Coenen transplant update

Allison Danilovich and Barb Coenen of Creston — part of a successful paired kidney transplant earlier this month at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines — are both recovering. Coenen, who donated one of her kidneys, returned to work last week at her Maple Street Memories business working part-time.

Danilovich, who received a new, functional kidney, had a doctor’s appointment today. Danilovich — clerk of court in Union County — is hoping medical staff clears her to return to work next week on a part-time basis.

“I hope they do (clear me),” Danilovich said, “because I’m not a very good stay at home person. I’ll find out today.”

A full story on their paired kidney transplant ran Aug. 9 in the Creston News Advertiser.

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