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Education

  • Villisca teen selected for Iowa Ambassadors of Music

    Iowa Governor, Chester J. Culver, announced that Villisca’s Marcus Taylor has been selected to represent Iowa by participating in the Iowa Ambassadors of Music July 2010 concert tour. An All-Iowa group of musicians comprising of band and chorus, Marcus was recommended by his high school instrumental music director for his outstanding abilities and superior personal qualities. He is the son of Larry and Georgia Taylor of Villisca.

  • Winners named in farm Bureau Safety Poster Contest

    Montgomery County Farm Bureau hosted a safety poster contest for Stanton third-grade students in Terri Vennerberg’s classroom.

    Using their artistic abilities, the children were asked to create a poster that taught a safety lesson on the farm or at home. It was held in honor of National Farm Safety Week. The class studied safety lessons during this time.

  • Schools especially hard hit as influenza increases in Iowa

    The number of Iowa schools with absences due to influenza-like illness is rising.

    Monday, Oct. 12, 56 schools in 23 counties reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) that at least 10 percent of their enrollment was absent due to illness.

    The average percent absent for the schools reporting was 15 percent of students out due to illness.

  • East Mills Hastings School receives donation

    Mr. Crilly at East Mills Hastings School recently accepted a $367 check from Chat Mobility Marketing Coordinator, Terri Gray. The money represents 2.5% of Chat Mobility customers’ monthly billing.

    Chat customers signed up for Chat’s School Rebate program and chose East Mills Hastings School as their rebate recipient. Chat Mobility is proud to give back to the communities they serve.

  • Villisca school receive donation

    Chat Mobility Marketing Coordinator, Terri Gray (far left) is pictured here with Villisca School Gym Class students from left to right, Courtney Auxier, DJ Klocke, Taylor Burgess, Justin Wagner, Kate Franson, Kyndra Means, Mariah Cody, Liz Rinner who were on hand recently at Villisca School to accept a $259 check from Chat. The money represents 2.5% of Chat Mobility customers’ monthly billing. Chat customers signed up for Chat’s School Rebate program and chose Villisca School as their rebate recipient. Chat Mobility is proud to give back to the communities they serve.

  • Danielle Woods to graduate March 2010

    Danielle Woods, from Red Oak, started at ITT Tech in Omaha, Neb. on March of 2008. Her expected date of graduation is March 2010. She has been on highest honors/deans list since her first semester here, and also holds a secretarial position in the Criminal Justice Chapter Kappa Delta Gamma Sigma.

    She currently is employed at Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as a part-time jailer.

  • Residents graduate from IWCC

    Red Oak resident Lauren E. Murphy graduated and received an associate of science degree in general studies and a diploma in surgical technology and Stanton resident Lisa M. Kates graduated and received a diploma in medical assistant.

  • Stanton High School Class of '74 reunion

    The Stanton High School Class of 1974 met for their 35th class reunion on Sept. 19 at Viking Lake Restuarant. 12 classmates, along with their spouses and guests were present for supper. The group then went to the home of Stuart and Laurie Peterson in Stanton.

  • Donations made to area schools
  • $1.5 million science center for Iowa School for the Deaf

    Iowa School for the Deaf has announced plans for a new science center to provide students with learning experiences so they will be better prepared to compete with their hearing peers in science careers.

    The school, which serves school-aged students from Iowa and Nebraska, has launched a $1.5 million science center fundraising campaign.

    More than $1 million is already pledged and donated to the ‘Loud and Clear’ campaign, which will provide funds for the new center.