MORNING-MidwestDigest-02-21-17

Max Armstrong talks about National FFA Week. (podcast)

The state police in Indiana say there is no detail too small to look into in Delphi, Indiana. People are looking for someone who was walking along a road the afternoon 13-year-old Abby Williams and 14-year-old Libby German were murdered on Feb. 13.

Sales are sliding from brick and mortar retailers. Toys R Us is laying off 10% to 15% of its corporate employees, 250 jobs are being eliminated. 

A bill in the Iowa State Senate would institute a hiring freeze until the number of registered Republicans and Democrats on the university faculty fall within 10% of each other. The bill, Senate File 288, is authored by Sen. Mark Children, R-Ottumwa.

It's National FFA Week. 

In DeKalb County, Illinois, there are 7 FFA chapters in that county and every one has a young woman president.

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