Dr. Adrianne Westmoreland has started seeing patients at Avera Holy Family clinic this month.
Hailing from South Carolina, she has brought her family 20 hours across the country to practice medicine in Estherville.
Dr. Westmoreland and her husband,?Dr. Ryan Westmoreland, grew up in Greenville, S.C., with a metro population of around a half million. They went to a small town for college and medical school, and Dr. Adrianne worked in a remote corner of South Carolina in rural medicine, but they don't report living anywhere outside the South.
At least it's a few months until winter.
Vivian Dye comes from the south corner of Utah in the St. George area. She says she misses the mountains, but loves the green fields here. The humidity, however, will take some getting used to.
Vivian will be setting up a program which will help people of lower income step up from underemployment and get the education and training they need to land jobs that will be fulfilling and support their families.
Dye is from a small town in Wyoming, and attended the social work program at the University of Southern California.
We think it might be wise to say hello to these new Iowans before we find ourselves apologizing for our winter weather.
Here's to late summer and to many spectacular days ahead.