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51 Nursing Graduates honored at Nursing Pinning Ceremony

 On May 13, Mount Mercy University pinned over 50 nursing graduates at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony.  Graduates Grace Herring '22 and Michael Riches '22 were featured as student speakers at the event. Camryn Foote '22 read a poem she wrote for the nursing class of 2022. Two nursing awards were given out. The Sister Mary Edward McConohy Nursing Award was given to Jada Veasey '22.

Mount Mercy University celebrates Class of 2022 with local graduates

The students listed below graduated from Mount Mercy University this May. Commencement ceremonies were held Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse 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. Its 1,600+ students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community.
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North Eden Willing Workers Minutes 5/15/22

May 15, 2022The North Eden Willing Workers met at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vinton. The meeting was called to order at 5:05 p.m. and roll call was taken. The secretary and treasurer’s reports were read. Olive’s name was added to the list of members presenting at the April meeting. The club has a balance of $1,508.34. The birthday officer recognized May birthdays.

Anna Bauer Named to Mercy College of Health Sciences President's List

Anna Bauer of Newhall, IA has been named to the President's List for the Spring 2022 semester at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. To qualify for this academic recognition, students must attain a grade point average (GPA) at least 3.75, in their most recent semester, for a minimum of six credit hours.  To learn more about the health science programs offered at Mercy College, visit our website at http://www.

FFA Member and Newcomer of the Month

Member of the Month-Jerry Lee Member of the Month-Jerry LeeAs a Sophomore, Jerry has been very involved in the chapter, specifically through the Healthy Lifestyles Committee. Jerry has done a great job planning food and activities for all members to enjoy! He has competed in Conduct of Meetings and Chapter Display along with always being willing to lend a hand at local level activities.
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2022 Dream Big Scholarship Recipients

Chase Rippel, VSCSD Clickstop owes much of its success to the support of its community.With gratitude, we continue to pay it forward by supporting the growth and development of local high school students through the Dream Big Scholarship.Now in its fifth year, this scholarship recognizes students who align with Clickstop’s Core Values, actively contribute to their community, and enjoy life along the way.

Area Students recognized by Governor Reynolds for Academic Excellence

Olivia Bohlen, Belle Plaine Community School The following students were recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 20th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony on May 1st at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor’s Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), honored 419 high school seniors from across Iowa.

Don Alden celebrates 95th Birthday

Shellsburg American Legion member Don Alden is turning 95 on May 8! Don has the honor of being our last WW II member and is doing great.His family is asking if you want to call or send a  message in the next few weeks, here are the details:Rev. Don Alden6607 30th Ave. Dr.Shellsburg, IA 52332Home phone: (319) 436.2140djalden@fmtcs.com
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Five Financial Literacy Tips for Parents

By Tammy BramleyIowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation board member (May 2, 2022) - It's a great time to figure out or revisit your family's financial plan. Parents with K-12 students should include financial planning for education or training after high school as an integral part of any such plan. These tips from the experts at Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation, which offers college financing under the name ISL Education Lending, can help.

Vinton Unlimited is looking for a PART-TIME Intern/ambassador.

Are you friendly, self-motivated, responsible, creative, social media savvy, love Vinton and want to see others fall in love with your hometown as well? Vinton Unlimited, a chamber of commerce and economic development group, is looking for someone who fits this bill! We are hiring a PART-TIME person as an intern/ambassador.This position will pay $10/hour and consist of 5 hours a week, year-round.
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