• Association seeks Wi-Fi list to assist One-to-One program

    RED OAK — The Chamber and Industry association is compiling a list of locations in Red Oak with free Wi-Fi access to assist the school district in their One-to-One laptop initiative program.

    Executive Director of the Association, Darrel Steven Carlyle said Red Oak Superintendent Terry Schmidt came before the Association in August to form a partnership in an effort to provide students places to access the Internet on their new laptops after school hours.  

  • Walker joins Red Oak school board

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    RED OAK — The Red Oak School Board appointed a new member Thursday to fill the vacancy from Elizabeth Dilley’s resignation.

    Kathy Walker, who is in the cattle business with her husband, grew up in Red Oak and has lived here for the past 20 years. Education has always been a priority for Walker — she has volunteered with the school, coached and most recently served as a substitute teacher for the district.

  • Stanton Schools hire Christie as Superintendent

    The Stanton Community School District met Monday, Aug. 20, in the Stanton Board Room.  

    Action was taken to hire Terry Christie as interim superintendent for the 2012-2013 school year.  

    He has 11 years  of superintendent experience and comes from New Hampton,where he served  as superintendent July 2004 through June 2006 when he retired.  

    Other districts in which he has served as superintendent are the  Jesup  and Armstrong-Ringsted school districts.  

  • Fast elected Co-President Elect of Nebraska Art Teachers’ Assoc.

    Lynette Fast has been selected to serve two years as Co-President Elect on the board of directors for the Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA), representing Lincoln, Neb.

    Fast is a 1980 Villisca High School graduate and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education K-12 from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in May of 1986, after attending Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., and Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb.

  • Wartburg receives 50K

    Wartburg College has received a $50,000 grant from Hearst Foundations to increase scholarships for transfer students. The grant will be used to increase awards by $1,000 to transfer students who demonstrate need For more information, contact Saul Shapiro,  319-352-8379, or saul.shapiro @wartburg.edu.

  • Students Receive Degrees at University of Iowa

    The University of Iowa awarded an estimated 4,300 degrees at the close of the 2012 spring session. Among the students from the area who received degrees at the commencement are:

    – Ashley Renea Schuelke, of Bedford, BS in Radiation Sciences with highest distinction;

    – Katie Goettsche, BBA in Management and Marketing, Tracy Jean Mellott, BBA in Management with high distinction, and Nicole Rachelle White, BA in Geoscience, all of Red Oak.

  • Bauman graduates from University of Northern Iowa

    Adam Bauman, son of Bob and Jeanne Bauman, of Red Oak, graduated from the University of Northern Iowa during commencement excercises in May.

    Bauman received his degree in Industrial Technology Management and is currently working for Cedar Falls Utilities in Cedar Falls.

    Bauman is a 2008 Red Oak High School Graduate.

  • Luther names Carlson to spring semester Dean’s list

    Luther College has announced Alec Carlson, Luther College senior of Red Oak, was named to the 2012 spring semester Dean's List.

  • DMACC names Platt to spring semester Dean’s list

    Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) recently released the names of students eligible for the Spring Semester Dean’s List. Hollie Platt, of Emerson, was named to the list. She is studying Liberal Arts.

  • Area Students Receive Degrees at Buena Vista

    STORM LAKE -- The following area students received degrees at Buena Vista University commencement exercises May 26:

    – Emily Gutschenritter, of Essex, BS in Biology;

    – Steven Brockman,of Henderson, BA in Crimino-logy and Criminal Justice, the Council Bluffs location of Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies;

    – Lacey Stephens, of Stanton, BA in Elem Education, the Creston location of Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies, Magna Cum Laude;