Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Everly council fields ISU study update

Shrink Smart program analyzing communities with dwindling populations

A handful of Everly residents will be able to share their views on the town's quality of life with officials from Iowa State University as part of a special study.

Representatives from the Rural Shrink Smart Project met with members of the Everly City Council on Monday to give a progress update. Led by ISU faculty, the study's stated goal is to develop tools to help all small and shrinking communities actively plan for shrinkage before population loss affects their quality of life.

Everly was one of six Iowa communities selected to participate back in 2021. Other cities include Bancroft, Sac C...

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