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VS Apparel- Show your school support

The VS Post Prom Committee is selling VS apparel.  This works great for wearing to any VS event and showing your support.  There is a large list of items to purchase and you can order online from the list from Tharp’s at their online store until Sept 4.  AND you can email vspostprom@gmail.com to order the VS Socks, VS Earrings, VS Tumblers or Neck Gators that are available.

Ellsworth Community College releases 2019-20 Graduate Names including Swailes

On Friday, May 8, graduates of Ellsworth Community College took their next step as they became alumni of the College. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MCC was unable to have a ceremony to honor the graduates. Graduates include those that completed their degree or diploma work during the winter 2019 term and spring and summer 2020 terms.Graduates are listed by their hometown, followed by the degree/diploma awarded (AA is Associate of Arts, AS is Associate of Science, AGS is Associate of General Studies and AAS is Associate of Applied Science), and the students' majors.
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2019-20 Marshalltown Community College Graduates include Fry and Hamilton

On Friday, May 8, graduates of Marshalltown Community College took their next step as they became alumni of the College. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, MCC was unable to have a ceremony to honor the graduates. Graduates include those that completed their degree or diploma work during the winter 2019 term and spring and summer 2020 terms.

Donations being accepted for those in Shellsburg

If you would like to help those in the Shellsburg area, you can make checks out to:SACG (Shellsburg Area Community Group), and write in “storm relief” in the note.Please send to:P0 Box 71Shellsburg, IA 52332They are 501(c)3 so donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support. God bless!

Bayer Fund provides grant to Benton Community FFA

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by Bayer Fund, partners with farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits to help their communities.Through the program, farmers enroll for the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization of their choice. The America’s Farmers programs have given more than $57 million to rural America since 2010.

Mount Mercy University congratulates 2020 Summer graduates

The following student(s) graduated during Mount Mercy University's Summer 2020 session on June 7, 2020.Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy's 1,800+ students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community. Popular undergraduate majors include business, nursing, criminal justice, education and social work.

Benton County Conservation holds Photography Contest

The early bird catches the worm… And there are plenty of birds waiting to be photographed in your local Benton County park! Until Wednesday, July 29, you can participate in our bird-friendly photography contest, Birds of Iowa!To enter a photo into the contest, add it as a comment to their Facebook post announcing the event which can be found here.

Lariviere among 2020 Iowa Medical Society Foundation Award Recipients

During the 2020 IMS President's Inaugural Reception and Awards Program on Friday, July 10, the Iowa Medical Society awarded the following individuals and organizations for their commitment and dedication to the medical community. The Washington Freeman Peck Award: awarded to Accessibility for All - an organization based in Cedar Rapids that works to increase access to the political process for people with disabilities, their advocates, and allies.

Payton Haefner Receives the Fareway Family Scholarship

 Payton Haefner, a graduate of Vinton-Shullsburg High School, has been awarded the Fareway Family Scholarship through the Iowa Grocers Education Foundation for the 2020-2021 academic year. Haefner was chosen for the $2,000 scholarship from an applicant pool of more than 400 students.  IGEF scholarships are awarded based on academic merit to sons and daughters of full-time employees whose firms are members of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association, a state trade association that represents the food industry, including chain and independent supermarkets, convenience stores, suppliers, wholesalers, brokers, manufacturers and distributors.

University of Dubuque Announces May 2020 Graduates

For the first time in its 168-year history, University of Dubuque held virtual commencement ceremonies to celebrate the accomplishments of over 350 graduates on May 16, 2020. Among those from Garrison,  Emily Reisch, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration.Since the campus could not gather in-person because of the pandemic, UD officials held virtual commencements for undergraduate and graduate students in the Class of 2020 on the original date for May Commencement.
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