• Iowa State University winter grads list

    AMES - At Iowa State University’s fall 2010 commencement ceremonies, 1,659 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,289 undergraduate degrees, 257 master’s degrees, and 113 doctor of philosophy degrees.
     Of the students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 230 graduated “With Distinction” (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude). One student graduated as a member of the Honors Program, and 18 students graduated “With Distinction” and as members of the Honors Program.  

  • $100,000 Google grant to fund technology improvements

    COUNCIL BLUFFS  -  The Google Data Centers Grants Fund of Tides Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant award to Iowa Western Community College.

    The grant will enable Iowa Western to outfit a lab for the Computer Information Technology Department with equipment and network services to enhance the college’s ability to prepare students for careers in Information Technology.

  • Weston, Elliott librarian certified

    The State Library of Iowa has announced that Laura Weston, Elliott Public Library, has completed all requirements for public librarian certification.

  • Stanton High School Honor Roll

    A Honor Roll Qtr 2

  • Villisca High School Honor rolls

    High Honor Roll Qtr 2  

  • Southeast Community College releases Dean’s List for fall quarter

    Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released its Dean’s List for the 2010 Fall Quarter for the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses. The Fall Quarter ended Dec. 16.

    To be recognized on SCC’s Dean’s List, a student must complete at least six quarter credit hours of the term with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5. Classes with a grade of “P” (Pass) do not count toward the six-hour minimum.

    Following is a list of students from the area. Students are listed in alphabetical order by hometown.

  • Stanton, Villisca consider grade sharing

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Stanton and Villisca school officials will meet this week to discuss possible grade sharing or consolidation between the two small Montgomery County schools.

    Following a survey of district patrons, Stanton’s board decided at its meeting last week to pursue some sort of partnership with the Villisca school district, scheduling a meeting for Thursday between the respective board presidents, vice-presidents, and superintendents.

  • 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.