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Education

  • 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.

  • Tillotson recognized at WSU

    PULLMAN, Wash. - Kathryn H. Tillotson will be representing the College of Sciences at Washington State University during Commencement on Dec. 11. She is being recognized for her achievements during her time at WSU.
    After completing her bachelor’s degree in biology in Iowa she went to WSU to work on water restoration. Her master’s project describes a restoration project on the south fork of the Palouse River. Tillotson and her fellow students will be replacing invasive canary reed grass with native plant species.

  • Elks donate dictionaries to IPS

    Third grade students at Inman Primary School were recently given their own dictionaries, courtesy of the Red Oak Elks Lodge.

    The books were distributed to every third grade student by Elks representative, Kelly Maynes.
     

  • Soden selected for Honor Band

    STORM LAKE - Andrew Soden from Red Oak was one of nine Buena Vista University students recently accepted into the Iowa Collegiate Honor Band.
    Rehearsal for the honor band took took place at the Iowa State University music building with the concert performance at the Ames City Auditorium on Nov. 20.
    The guest conductor for the honor band was Dr. Russ Mikkelson, director of bands and professor of conducting at Ohio State University.
    Jerry Bertrand, Assistant Professor of Music, is the director of the concert band at BVU.