The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Clinton

October 9, 2012

JUST IN: Clinton selected again as Blue Zones finalist

CLINTON — The city is in the running once again to become a blue community.

Clinton has been selected to move forward as one of the twelve finalists in the second round to become a Blue Zones Project demonstration site.

Other finalists include Altoona, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, Iowa City, Marion, Muscatine, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa and Sioux City.

These communities submitted applications in August in the second and final selection round for communities of this size, and all have been deemed qualified to progress as finalists.

The six sites that are chosen will join Cedar Falls, Mason City, Spencer and Waterloo, which were named in May as the first Blue Zones Project demonstration site communities in Iowa with populations greater than 10,000 citizens.

The selected communities will receive assistance from experts to develop and implement a blueprint for making permanent environmental, social, and policy changes that transition people into healthier behaviors that can lead to longer, happier lives. Clinton was selected as a finalist in the first round as well.

Six of the larger finalist communities did not receive site visits during round one of the large community selection process which took place earlier this year (Altoona, Burlington, Dubuque, Iowa City, Marion, and Oskaloosa). Those communities will receive site visits this fall.

The final six Iowa communities with populations above 10,000 named Blue Zones Project demonstration sites will be selected in January for a total of 10 demonstration sites in communities of this size.

The Blue Zones Project is based on Blue Zones principles developed by Dan Buettner and is the centerpiece of the Healthiest State Initiative to make Iowa the healthiest state by 2016 as measured by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the first-ever daily assessment of U.S. residents' health and well-being. Blue Zones Project employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better lives by taking a systematic, environmental approach to well-being, which focuses on optimizing policy, social networks, and the built environments where individuals spend their time.

1
Text Only
Clinton
  • 4-15-14 jail photo County hears jail proposal

    CLINTON -- A needs assessment study on the Clinton County Jail and communications department is bringing forth more questions on how the city and county will proceed. Former Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission Coordinator Brian McKenrick a

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sex abuse trial under way in Clinton CLINTON -- Prosecutors will present their case today in the trial of a Clinton man accused of sexual abusing a 3-year-old girl. The trial against Russell S. McColley, 39, began late Monday afternoon. He is charged with second-degree sexual abuse, a c

    April 15, 2014

  • 4-15-14 Clinton School Board Meeting School board finalizes new budget, cuts positions CLINTON -- Cutting 11 district staff positions to make up for a $636,000 shortfall wasn't an easy task for the Clinton School Board, but was a necessary step in balancing the 2014-2015 budget. That budget received unanimous approval Monday as Clinton

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gateway to Octagon CLINTON -- Todd Monaghan isn't the type who most would consider a fighter, but that's exactly what his next mission is. Monaghan, a Clinton native, will compete in Fox Sports 1's latest edition of The Ultimate Fighter, which begins Wednesday at 9 p.m

    April 15, 2014

  • Clinton hammered in road-trip opener DAYTON, Ohio -- Gloomy skies, gloomy performance. The Clinton LumberKings began a six-game road trip Monday night against the Midwest League Eastern Division-leading Dayton Dragons with a 13-5 loss. The Dragons scored two runs in the first inning and

    April 15, 2014

  • AGENDA: Traffic Study Commission

    The Traffic Study Commission will meet tomorrow at 4:45 in the City Council Chambers. Click on the link below to view the agenda.

    April 14, 2014

  • AGENDA: Clinton Community School Board

    The Clinton Community School Board will meet tonight at 5 p.m. at the Clinton Administration Center.

    Click the link below to view the meeting agenda.

    April 14, 2014

  • Tonight's CHS soccer match postponed

    The Clinton High School boys' soccer match against West Liberty scheduled for tonight has been postponed. The match is rescheduled for April 25 at Clinton High School starting at 5:00 p.m.

    April 14, 2014

  • IMG_1031.jpg Legislators: Session lacks productivity

    CLINTON -- Iowa legislators are frustrated with the way this year's session has unfolded, but not everything has come with disappointing results. During a legislative coffee gathering Saturday, Sen. Rita Hart, Rep. Steve Olson and Rep. Mary Wolfe exp

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Women's Expo set for Tuesday at Wild Rose CLINTON -- It is time again to gather the girlfriends and head out to the Ultimate Spring Women's Expo at the Wild Rose Event Center in Clinton. The third annual expo from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by the Clinton Herald, offers an opportuni

    April 14, 2014

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook