• ACT Prep Course Available at SWCC

    RESTON — The Trio Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is offering free ACT Test Prep Courses for all ETS high school participants the morning of Jan. 9, 2010.

    Two options are available for students who attend: Option 1 – 8 a.m. to noon. Students who choose Option 1 will be participating in a mock exam consisting of the same conditions as the official ACT exam. Option 2 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students who choose Option 2 will attend two break-out sessions of their choice (math, English or science).

  • Airman Corey Varner graduated

  • Malvern's school board receives statewide award

    DES MOINES — The Iowa Association of School Boards recently recognized a local school board for outstanding leadership and making a difference at the board table and in students’ lives.

    At IASB’s 64th Annual Convention in Des Moines on Nov. 19, Malvern school board members, Susan Stogdill (president), Dale Stephens (vice-president), Becky Bell, Jeff Poort and Brenda Koger, as well as school superintendent Curtis Barclay, were honored for making that difference.

  • Kiwanis Club learn about fire safety

    Kiwanis Club of Red Oak, along with the Red Oak Fire Department, teach students at Washington Intermediate School the safe and proper use of fire extinguishers. Fire Department personnel assist the students.

    This is one of the many ways that the Red Oak Kiwanis Club is “Serving the Children of the World”, especially in Red Oak.

    If you would like to learn more about Kiwanis and help children, come to a meeting on Mondays at noon at Pizza Ranch to learn more about this civic organization.

  • Iowa Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar accepting registrations

    The 2010 Iowa Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar will take place June 11-13, 2010 at Central College in Pella. The seminar gives high school sophomores an opportunity to interact with leaders in business, education, media, government, and volunteerism over the three day seminar. Students will have a chance to meet other young leaders from around the state and discuss many important topics that affect them. The state seminar is planned entirely by local volunteers who believe in students’ ability to make a difference in their own communities.

  • Irvin Achieves Certified Diabetes Educator Renewal

  • Airman Tyrel Turpen

    Air Force Airman Tyrel Turpen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Special Agent Kline

    Eric H. Kline, a Captain in the United States Air Force, recently completed Special Agent training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia. Kline was selected as a Distinguished Graduate from the five month Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) training program. AFOSI is a Field Operating Agency of the United States Air Force that provides professional investigative services to commanders throughout the Air Force.

  • SWIBA Honor Bands selected

    The Southwest Iowa Bandmasters Association held its annual District Middle School Honor Band Auditions on Oct. 31 at Clarinda Middle School.

    More than 700 students auditioned for selection to the 7th and 8th Grade Honor Bands. The Honor Bands rehearsed and performed at Atlantic High School on Nov. 13.

    Conductors for the 2009 SWIBA Middle School Honor Bands are Daphne Monson from Urbandale Middle School in Urbandale, for the 7th Grade band and Jason Heeren from Storm Lake High School in Storm Lake, for the 8th Grade band.

  • Area student receives Kirkwood Scholarship

    Kirkwood Community College has made scholarship awards to students enrolled for the upcoming academic year. These awards are made possible through donations from college benefactors and are administered through the Kirkwood Foundation.

    The college will award more than $1.75 million in scholarships to more than 1,300 students in the 2009-10 academic year.