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winter

Rich Egger

On wintery school days when it is extremely cold and/or snow is accumulating, school superintendents must decide whether to hold classes or tell children to stay home.  Tri States Public Radio talked to the superintendents from the West Prairie, Keokuk, and Macomb school districts to find out what factors into their decisions.

When the Weather Makes You Feel Blue

Mar 30, 2017
Casey Mendoza

As someone who suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), Katie Hutton spends most winters hibernating.  Showing symptoms of fatigue and hypersomnia, she prefers the warmth of her bed to the harsh weather conditions of Midwestern winters.

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To hold classes or not hold classes.  That is the difficult decision school districts around the region have faced numerous times already this year due to the bitterly cold and snowy conditions.

It’s been frigid since an arctic cold front surged through the region over the weekend. But we won’t remain in the deep freeze for long.