• Weston, Elliott librarian certified

    The State Library of Iowa has announced that Laura Weston, Elliott Public Library, has completed all requirements for public librarian certification.

  • Stanton High School Honor Roll

    A Honor Roll Qtr 2

  • Villisca High School Honor rolls

    High Honor Roll Qtr 2  

  • Southeast Community College releases Dean’s List for fall quarter

    Southeast Community College in Nebraska has released its Dean’s List for the 2010 Fall Quarter for the Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford campuses. The Fall Quarter ended Dec. 16.

    To be recognized on SCC’s Dean’s List, a student must complete at least six quarter credit hours of the term with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5. Classes with a grade of “P” (Pass) do not count toward the six-hour minimum.

    Following is a list of students from the area. Students are listed in alphabetical order by hometown.

  • Stanton, Villisca consider grade sharing

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Stanton and Villisca school officials will meet this week to discuss possible grade sharing or consolidation between the two small Montgomery County schools.

    Following a survey of district patrons, Stanton’s board decided at its meeting last week to pursue some sort of partnership with the Villisca school district, scheduling a meeting for Thursday between the respective board presidents, vice-presidents, and superintendents.

  • Threat leads to arrest of Red Oak student

    RED OAK — An 18-year-old Red Oak high school student faces charges of making a terrorist threat and assault after threatening a staff member last week.

    According to a Red Oak police report, Caleb Lee Walter, 18, threatened to physically assault a teacher during a confrontation Wednesday afternoon.

    After threatening to assault the staff member, Walter made a non-specific threat involving a gun.

    No gun was ever displayed, and no one was injured in the incident.  

  • Michaela Griffen selected as 2011 Cyclone Aide

    AMES—Michaela Griffen was selected as a 2011 Cyclone Aide from more than 28,000 students at Iowa State University.
    To be chosen for this position Griffen underwent an intense interview process and demonstrated superior leadership qualities.
    Cyclone Aides are undergraduate student leaders who facilitate new student programs throughout the year.
    They provide new students with an introduction to campus and its resources, give campus and residence hall tours, prepare students for academic advising appointments, serve on panels, and share  

  • Welding class to be held at SWCC

    Southwestern Community College will be offering a 24-hour MIG – Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) class at SWCC’s Technical Center on Creston’s campus.  The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. beginning Jan. 18, for four weeks.   
    TIG and Stick Welding will be offered following the MIG class.
    This class will include hands-on instruction in GMAW welding theory, power supply, five basic weld fit-ups and four weld positions using GMAW process, and how to use spool gun attachment to weld aluminum.

  • 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.