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Education

  • Threat leads to arrest of Red Oak student

    RED OAK — An 18-year-old Red Oak high school student faces charges of making a terrorist threat and assault after threatening a staff member last week.

    According to a Red Oak police report, Caleb Lee Walter, 18, threatened to physically assault a teacher during a confrontation Wednesday afternoon.

    After threatening to assault the staff member, Walter made a non-specific threat involving a gun.

    No gun was ever displayed, and no one was injured in the incident.  

  • Michaela Griffen selected as 2011 Cyclone Aide

    AMES—Michaela Griffen was selected as a 2011 Cyclone Aide from more than 28,000 students at Iowa State University.
    To be chosen for this position Griffen underwent an intense interview process and demonstrated superior leadership qualities.
    Cyclone Aides are undergraduate student leaders who facilitate new student programs throughout the year.
    They provide new students with an introduction to campus and its resources, give campus and residence hall tours, prepare students for academic advising appointments, serve on panels, and share  

  • Welding class to be held at SWCC

    Southwestern Community College will be offering a 24-hour MIG – Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) class at SWCC’s Technical Center on Creston’s campus.  The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. beginning Jan. 18, for four weeks.   
    TIG and Stick Welding will be offered following the MIG class.
    This class will include hands-on instruction in GMAW welding theory, power supply, five basic weld fit-ups and four weld positions using GMAW process, and how to use spool gun attachment to weld aluminum.

  • Morningside College Dean’s Honor list

    SIOUX CITY — Kelsey Uherka, daughter of Richard Uherka and Lynn Reynolds of Stanton, was named to the Dean’s Honor List at Morningside College for the 2010 fall semester.
    Uherka, a senior who is majoring in mathematics, had a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA) for the semester.
    She is a past graduate of Stanton High School.
    Krystal Shearer, daughter of Robert Shearer of Emerson, was named to the Dean’s Honor List at Morningside College for the 2010 fall semester.

  • New program to provide food to needy Primary students over the weekend

    RED OAK—The Red Oak School Board last Monday night unanimously approved a new food program for students at the Inman Primary School, with the possibility of the program expanding throughout the district.
    The program will begin some time in January. There is no exact date, due to an orientation process that needs to take place. Kandee Olson, who presented the program to the board, said the program could start placing orders a week after the orientation.

  • Red Oak National Honor Society members

    On Nov. 29 the Oak Chapter of National Honor Society at Red Oak High School inducted 10 new members. 

  • Music department receives $2,065

    Jeffrey Schmidt, Administrator at Red Oak Rehab and Care Center presents a check for $2,065 to Nate Perrien, Red Oak Middle School Principal and the raffle winning package to Darcy Eitzen from the Red Oak Rehab and Care Center Holiday Giveaway Raffle. 

    All proceeds were donated to the Red Oak Middle School Music Department and will initially be used to help the Middle School in refurbishing donated instruments.  

  • Local school districts to merge after vote

    By a margin of nearly 6-to-1, voters in the Malvern and Nishna Valley Community School Districts approved a reorganization plan that will have the two districts merging as the East Mills School District next July.
    The special election, held last Tuesday at the Malvern Public Library and the Indian Creek Historical Museum, saw 483 votes cast, or about 19.2 percent of registered voters.

  • Pizza with the Principal at Inman

    This school year at Inman Primary School, students have the opportunity to eat pizza with their principal, Mr. Laughlin, if their name is drawn at the quarterly assembly.


    This is an incentive to reinforce students for being responsible, respectful and safe.
    There are other incentives for the students that are a part of the IPS school wide behavior plan that was implemented at the beginning of the school year. The lunch was donated by Breadeaux Pizza and Fareway.

  • Stanton National Honor Society inductees

    The Stanton Community School recently inducted five new members into the National Honor Society. 

    Congratulations to Andrew Cerven, son of Roger and Becky Cerven; Jared Larson, son of Kim Lewis and Andy Larson; Crystal Mackey, daughter of Tom and Roxanne Osher; Myles Peterson, son of Mark and Melanie Peterson; and Paige Peterson, daughter of John and Stacie Peterson.
    This year we were happy to have Stanton’s former fourth grade teacher, Karen Mead, as our guest speaker.