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Iowa State University announces spring 2021 Dean's List

More than 10,500 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the spring semester 2021 Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded coursework.  Students listed below are from our area.

Dalton named to Dean's List at Luther College

           Newelle Dalton, Luther College first-year of Urbana, Iowa, has been named to the 2021 Spring Dean's List.Luther College's Spring 2021 Dean's List includes 738 students; 64 first-years, 167 sophomores, 169 juniors and 338 seniors. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.
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Bandy among Iowa Lakes Community College Spring 2021 Honors List

Iowa Lakes Community College recognizes students for their academic excellence President's List. Among those recognized were, Matthew Bandy, of Walford, Iowa. Valerie Newhouse, President of Iowa Lakes Community College, releases the 2021 Spring Honors List, which includes full-time students taking 12 credits or more and earning a grade point average of 3.

Alpha Alpha Alpha Honors Awarded to 2 local Central College Graduates

These honors are awarded to students who have completed at least 36 credit hours toward a degree, have an overall grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and do not have parents, stepparents or legal guardians who have completed a bachelor’s degree.Destiny Swallom of VintonCassidy Yeager of Center PointCentral College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college.

University of Iowa Athletes named to 2021 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Tem

One hundred thirty-nine University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2021 Spring Academic All-Big Ten team, the conference office announced Thursday. The list includes student-athletes from baseball (17), men's golf (4), women's golf (8), rowing (35), softball (12), men's tennis (6), women's tennis (8), men's track and field (20), and women's track and field (29).

Benton County Community Foundation Seeks Governing Committee Volunteers

The Benton County Community Foundation (BCCF), an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA), is seeking volunteers to serve on its governing committee. The BCCF connects people to the causes they care about through charitable giving, enriches Benton County communities through grantmaking and believes in the power of partnerships.

3 Area Students graduate from Allen College with degrees

The following area graduates received a degree from Allen College:Laryn Ewoldt of Dysart received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree Annika Schmidt of Vinton received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with Cum Laude honors, Molly Schmidt of Norway received a Associate of Science in Radiology degree with Summa Cum Laude honorsThe College awarded 127 degrees during its commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Classmates of 1963 start their coffee meets

A core group of 1963 classmates met Tuesday morning at the Vinton Family Restaurant for their 1st coffee since February 2020. Fortunately, no one aged. Attending: Elsie Dunklee Goodell, Sandy Whitson Johnson, Anna Mae Johnson Tharp, Sharon Boddicker Rhinehart,Rosemary Flickinger Boisen, Marilyn Primrose Bickal (Dave), Rick Geater, Larry Wiley, Carl Evan (Sandy).


Leading Online Public School Hosted Virtual Commencement for Class of 2021 on May 16Iowa Connections Academy, one of Iowa’s most experienced tuition-free, online public schools for students in grades K-12, honored the school’s 116 graduating high school seniors during an online ceremony on Sunday, May 16. The 2021 graduating class is the largest to date for the fully virtual school, which opened in 2012.

Local Residents Celebrated at Central College

Central College students were celebrated during Commencement on Saturday, May 15, at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium.The commencement included the following students from the area:Center PointRylie Conway Alexis Engen Cassidy YeagerVintonDestiny Swallom WalfordJoel Collett Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college.
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