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· 11:27pm March 9th, 2014
University of Northwestern–St. Paul (UNW) announces that Rachel Monson, daughter of Kirk and Sheila Monson of Urbana, IA, will be participating in the Women's Choral Duluth Tour 2014. Tour dates and locations are as follows: Friday, April 4, in Plymouth, Minn. Friday, April 4 – 6 in Duluth, Minn.
· 5:50pm March 7th, 2014
The family of June Henkle wishes to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, food, memorials and prayers during the time of our loss. A special thank you to Dr. Meeker and the staff of the Vinton Clinic, to Jessica Henkle and the staff at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab, and to Mercy Hospice. Thank you to Pastor Lexie for the wonderful service and to the ladies of Stewart Memorial for the lunch.
· 11:15am March 3rd, 2014
In December 2013, Andrew Schanbacher, from Newhall, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Buena Vista University is a regionally acclaimed university that relentlessly focuses on learning. The faculty, staff and students set and meet the highest standards of academic achievement, character, conscience and compassion.
· 11:21am February 27th, 2014
More than 500 students qualified for the Fall Term Dean’s List at Wartburg College. The 518 students represent 19 U.S. states and 16 foreign countries. They earned a 3.5 grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale) in at least four course credits for the term. Three of the four course credits must be graded with a traditional letter grade.
· 11:12am February 27th, 2014
The following students have been named to the Dean's list for the fall semester at Buena Vista University. Kelsey Kankelfitz from Atkins. Michael Meisheid from Walker. Jamie Rich from Belle Plaine. Seth Woodson from Dysart. Students named to the Dean's List must have a minimum grade point average of 3.
· 10:55am February 26th, 2014
The Vinton Garden club held their monthly meeting January 29, 2014 at the Vinton Pizza Palace for lunch with Connie McClintock as hostess. Our speakers, Randy Scheel and Ben Bonar spoke after lunch. Randy told us the history of the Old Creamery Nature Trail, listed some of the current uses of the trail, and highlighted the loyal volunteers that keep the trail in good condition.
· 9:34am February 25th, 2014
Some 300 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the President's List for the 2013 spring semester. Students from your area named to the President's List include: Kelsie Kithcart of Atkins, IA Tanysha Truax of Newhall, IA Conrad Thompson of Norway, IA The President's List was established in the fall of 1983 to recognize academic excellence.
· 9:32am February 25th, 2014
Some 4,000 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa were named to the Dean's List for the 2013 fall semester. The list below includes students from our area: Danielle Busta of Atkins, IA Kelsie Kithcart of Atkins, IA Alex Brown of Atkins, IA Caleb Kimm of Keystone, IA Mallory Brandt of Luzerne, IA Tanysha Truax of Newhall, IA Joel Shrader of Newhall, IA Conrad Thompson of Norway, IA Emelia Thompson of Norway, IA Alexander Jessen of Shellsburg, IA Elizabeth Moen of Shellsburg, IA Gr...
· 6:34pm February 16th, 2014
The student below graduated from Mount Mercy University in December 2013. A commencement ceremony will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Founded in 1928, Mount Mercy University offers students a personal, practical and faith-inspired education that distinctly blends professional career preparation and liberal arts with a strong curriculum grounded in leadership and service.
· 7:36pm February 10th, 2014
By: Katie Fry Hickory 5 was sent Herndon Virginia on January 3, which is a wonderful place to stay and serve. There are so many places to go in Herndon because everything is so close. It’s like Herndon is plopped right in the middle of all the fun activities. The first week Hickory 5 arrived in Herndon some of the team drove out to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and they got to check out the breathtaking battlefields.