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By Dylan Collins Cedar 1 is getting things done in Millinocket, Maine with Katahdin Area Trails. The team has been serving with this organization since May 6 where they have been helping build mountain bike trails around the New England Outdoor Center. The team has been working very hard with Katahdin Area Trails to build bike trails with the intention of bringing more tourism to the area and thus revitalizing the Katahdin area's economy.

AmeriCorps NCCC Cedar 5 Helps to Enrich Ft. Yates Community

By AmeriCorps NCCC · June 5th, 2019
By Javier Rocha AmeriCorps NCCC team Cedar 5 continues to serve with Sioux County Extension in Ft. Yates, N.D. They have been helping with providing access to fresh foods within the extreme food desert of the Standing Rock Reservation. The team has been busy constructing, renovating and planting community gardens since their arrival on May 8.

By Nicholas Ku AmeriCorps NCCC team Maple 6 is serving at various preserves with the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) planting trees, removing invasive species, and renovating work sheds. The majority of their service work has occurred at Horseshoe Mound in Galena, Illinois where the team is helping to restore the native Oak Savannah to its original population.

Iowa State University's largest-ever graduating class (5,248) received degrees during four spring commencement ceremonies May 9 and 11. Iowa State awarded 4,439 undergraduate degrees, 527 master's degrees, 132 doctor of philosophy degrees and 150 veterinary medicine degrees.Robert Easter, president emeritus and professor emeritus of animal science at the University of Illinois; and Simon Estes, Iowa State's F.

By Sara Monks Maple 2 is currently serving at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Paradise Michigan maintaining and rerouting the 4.5-mile long River Trail for future visitors of the park. Their main goal is to improve access on the trail connecting the Upper and Lower Falls at the park. By creating new trails and reestablishing other parts of the existing trails, the AmeriCorps NCCC team is helping local residents and tourists gain access to more sections of the park and a better appreciation for the natural environment, especially the falls thems...

Schoettmer's Celebrate 60th Anniversary with Card Shower

By Vinton Today · May 30th, 2019
Schoettmers Celebrate60th Anniversary withCard ShowerThe family of John and Jackie Schoettmer are proud to announce their upcoming 60th wedding anniversary!John Schoettmer and Jacqueline England were married June 27, 1959. Their family quickly grew to include four children: Dave (Julie) Schoettmer of Cedar Rapids; Jolene (Jeff) Kronschnabel of LaPorte City; Kipp (Melinda) Schoettmer of Vinton and Eric (Jennifer) Schoettmer of Newhall.

The following students received recognition for outstanding achievement at Mount Mercy University's Honors Convocation on May 17:Belle Plaine, IA  Joshua Gene Long, National Catholic College Graduate Honor SocietyNewhall, IA  Andrew Enderle, Outstanding Marketing Student AwardVinton, IA  Cali Rae Arbuckle, Sister Mary Edward McConohy Nursing AwardMount Mercy congratulates these students for their considerable contributions to the mission and spirit of MMU!Forty awards were given during the ceremony, recognizing students for excelling in a...

Mount Mercy University celebrates Class of 2019

By Vinton Today · May 22nd, 2019
The student(s) listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University this May. A commencement ceremony was held Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.For over 90 years, Mount Mercy has grown in size and reputation, adapting to meet the changing educational needs of the Cedar Rapids community.

By: Courtney Kessinger and Savannah Smith On May 6th, Oak 5 traveled to Adrian, Michigan to begin their project of helping build houses with Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County. The team has been finishing up their first house, where they laid down flooring and also put up dry wall on both the sides of walls and ceilings.

The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP), along with the U.S. Attorneys from the Northern and Southern Districts, announced today it is accepting applications for the State’s portion of the federal Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. An estimated $127,228 in funding will be available to communities in the Northern U.

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