• 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.

  • Red Oak native named to Homecoming Court at AIB

    Bryant Blay of Red Oak has been named to Homecoming Court at AIB College of Business in Des Moines.

    Blay was voted in recently by fellow students to AIB’s Homecoming Court. Students voted and then selected the top 10 vote-getters before selecting a Homecoming King and Queen.

    Blay is majoring in Accounting at AIB.

  • Stanton honor roll

    Stanton High School 1st quarter honor roll:

    A Honor Roll

  • Students selected for All-State music festival

    Four students of Red Oak High School have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as member of the 2009 All-State Chorus and Band.

    Selected for the All-State Chorus were: Brittany Carlson, daughter of Kerry and Elaine Carlson; Katherine Jardon, daughter of Joseph and Mary Jardon; Kelsey Myers, daughter of Allan and Jane Myers. And selected for the All-State Band was: Arik Ostler, son of Steve and Marlys Ostler.

  • Villisca honor roll

    Villisca High School 1st quarter honor roll:

    High Honor Roll

  • Essex honor roll

    Essex Community Schools 1st quarter honor rolls:

    A Honor Roll

    4th grade – Kelsi Leininger. 5th grade – Anna Carlson and Devan Gray. 6th grade – Jordan Nelson. 7th grade – KyBerly Graham and Amber Ohnmacht. 8th grade – Seana Perkins. 9th grade – Matthew Davis. 10th grade – Quentin Bangston. 11th grade – Tate Jensen. 12th grade – Mitchell Nicholas.

    AB Honor Roll

  • East Mills Honor Roll

    East Mills Middle School 1st quarter honor roll

    Principal’s Honor Roll

    5th grade – Christian Baer, Zena Courtier, Emmy Duysen, Noah Hillyer, Makayla Hunt, Claire Huston, Riley McKee, Calder Rasco and Hanna York. 6th grade – Georgia Androy, Ashleigh Bainter, Benjamin Christensen and Alexander Hall. 8th grade – Emma Christensen and Jacob Schafer.

    Gold Honor Roll

  • Red Oak teacher posts project at DonorsChoose.org

    The online education charity DonorsChoose.org is highlighting a project request for classroom materials submitted by John Gambs, a 10th grade teacher at Red Oak High School in Red Oak. The project is titled “Global Study for a Global World” and it will provide history and geography resources and experiences for 100 students to better prepare them for college and/or college-level work.

    Gambs is among tens of thousands of teachers across the country who are turning to DonorsChoose.org to get the learning materials they and their students need.