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Area Students Graduate from Clarke University

Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, extends a warm congratulations to the following Class of 2021 graduates: Of Atkins, Ashley Kochuyt, Bachelor of Science, Biology and from Iowa City, Isaiah Vlasek, Doctor of Physical Therapy,Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke University is located near the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa.

Mount Mercy University congratulates June 2021 graduates

The following students graduated from Mount Mercy in June: Garrison - Rachel HarrisKeystone - Barbara GehlingLuzerne - Kimberly SchwartzNorway - Vicki EmanuelVinton - Tara MorrowWalford - Timothy BlattnerWatkins - Skylar Frese Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy's 1,700+ students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community.
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UW-Platteville announces spring 2021 graduates

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville awarded diplomas to nearly 900 students from its three campuses for the spring of 2021. Because of COVID-19, no ceremonies were held, but will be rescheduled at a later date. UW-Platteville is located in Southwest Wisconsin and has branch campuses in Richland Center and Baraboo. In 2020, UW-Platteville was named the best public institution in Wisconsin for annual return on investment for the fifth consecutive year by Payscale.

Less Than Half of Endow Iowa Tax Credits Remain for 2022

Less than half of Endow Iowa 25% state tax credits remain for 2022, as reported by the Iowa Economic Development Authority this week. As of July 12, approximately $2.7 million in credits remain of the original $6 million available. The Benton County Community Foundation encourages residents across the county to take advantage of the 25% state tax benefit through the Endow Iowa Tax Credit Program by considering a gift to a local cause that is Endow Iowa eligible through the Foundation.

UW-Platteville announces Dean's List

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces its Dean's List, honoring those full-time students who earned high honors in the spring 2021 semester. College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture and the College of Liberal Arts and Education require grade-point averages of 3.75 and above for Dean's List honors, while the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science requires students to reach at least a 3.

Found: Bicycle

This bike arrived at a Vinton family's garage this past week. "I thought someone would come back for it but they haven't," said Susan Roberts. If you know of anyone who is missing this bicycle, please contact Susan Wheeler Roberts via Facebook messenger or call  319-521-7290.

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa Announces 2021 Scholarship Award Numbers

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa has awarded $500,973 in scholarships to students across its 20-county region. A total of 252 scholarships have been awarded as of July 6, to students pursuing higher education opportunities. "We want to congratulate these students on their accomplishments, and we are honored to be part of supporting their dreams of furthering their education," said Kaye Englin, CFNEIA President and CEO.


The administration and faculty of Allen College are pleased to congratulate students named to the Allen College Dean's List at the completion of the spring semester of the 2020 - 2021 academic year. Bachelor's and Associate's students named to the Allen College Dean's List must complete at least 12 semester hours and achieve a grade point average of 3.

Vinton-Shellsburg CSD Open Positions for 2021-2022

The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District has the following Open Positions for 2021-2022 Special Education Associate @ High SchoolSpecial Education Associate @ Shellsburg Elementary SchoolDance CoachMiddle School Play DirectorGeneral Education Associate @ Tilford Elementary Please apply through Teach Iowa or pick up an application at Central Office @ 1502 C Ave.

SACG Thanks Area Supporters

SACG Golf Tournament and Fund Raiser a Success Thank you to all who supported the 9th Annual Shellsburg Area Community Group's Golf Tournament and Fund Raiser on June 19. We are thankful to the many area businesses who purchased hole sponsorships and provided silent auction prizes. Thanks also to the golfers! Funds raised will go toward community projects for Shellsburg.
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