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Iowa State University Fall Commencement Ceremony included area Residents

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 18th, 2019
At Iowa State University’s fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 14-15, 2018, 2,157 graduates received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,803 undergraduate degrees, 234 master’s degrees, 119 doctor of philosophy degrees and one doctor of veterinary medicine degree. Graduates listed below are from our area.

Hoeg Joins the Dean's List of Ellsworth Community College

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 7th, 2019
One hundred twenty-eight students were named to the Fall 2018 (August to December) Dean's List at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average while attending classes at ECC or ECC online.

Breast Cancer Survivors will not meet until March

By Valerie Close, Editor · January 4th, 2019
Breast Cancer Survivors will not meet in January or February. Mark your calendars for high school Pink Night, January 22. If you have questions, please call Lu Karr 560-9408, Deb Wilberg 472-4042, or Janet Woodhouse 472-4862

VS Scholarships Available

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 14th, 2018
I've had several scholarship questions come up this past week, which means our seniors are starting to think about preparing for college. I thought this was a good time to put out some reminders regarding scholarships. The scholarships we have been notified about are listed on our website: http://www.

VS FFA Attends 91st National FFA Convention

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 13th, 2018
By: Shelby McDonald, Co-Reporter October 24th the Vinton- Shellsburg FFA Chapter left the high school around 6:3- am to go to national convention Indianapolis Indiana. We had 16 students attend this year's convention, 3 amazing chaperones: Susie Henkle, Denise Evans, and Marge McDonald, and our 2 advisors.

District Greenhand Day

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 13th, 2018
The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter took 17 first year students to District greenhand Day on October 5th. This event is held at Wapsie Valley schools every year. It's a good opportunity for the kids to learn what FFA is like and get to know the district officers as well as some state officers. There was about 6 different stations they got to attend, in these stations they meet new people and got experience new things.

Fuessley among Indian Hills Community College Graduates

By Valerie Close, Editor · December 8th, 2018
Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the students who completed their graduation requirements at the end of the 2018-19 Fall Term. This is a list of students who received an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, Associate of Science (AS) degree, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, Diploma, or Certificate from IHCC.

By Andrew Keylor Hurricane Michael, an unexpectedly powerful category 4 storm, developed in the Gulf and devastated the residents in the Panhandle of Florida on October 10, 2018 with a swift and destructive blow. The aftermath of this disaster left many people’s home completely uninhabitable.

Bruce & Joyce (Morrow) Erickson celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 26th, 2018
Bruce & Joyce (Morrow) Erickson of Vinton will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on December 7th. They are the parents of Lori (Mike) Cranston of Mt. Vernon & Mark Erickson of Vinton. The couple have been blessed with 7 grandchildren-Marissa & Madison Cranston and Brooks, Curtis, Tess, Aly and the late Reece Erickson.

Card Shower for Lee and Barbara Smith

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 12th, 2018
Please join us, the children of Lee and Barbara Smith, as we honor our parents on their 60th Wedding Anniversary with a card shower. Together they have found a friendship, raised a family and built a beautiful marriage. Lee Smith, Jr. and Barbara Lemon were married November 22, 1958, in Waterloo.

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