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The Open Book: Take a Hike

   This summer I'm training for a four-day backpacking trek with my son's Boy Scout Troop.  We will be covering a portion of Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail, and will be 'packing-in', meaning we will carry all of the supplies we will need on our backs.  This trip is considered a High Adventure in the Scouting world, and I'm really looking forward to the trip.

Michael Graduates from Mercy College of Health Sciences

 Regan Michael of Norway, Iowa, was conferred an Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography by Mercy College of Health Sciences, 928 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, on April 28, 2023.  To learn more about the health science programs offered at Mercy College visit our website at Mercy College is the only Catholic college in Central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
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Kirkwood Community College graduates announced

The 2023 Kirkwood Community College Commencement Ceremony was held on Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at the Alliant Energy PowerHouse in downtown Cedar Rapids. Congratulations to all the Kirkwood graduates! Atkins, IA Julia Biery, Associate of Arts Gavin Boone, Associate of Arts Cody Bruner, Associate of Arts Samuel Gilbert,

Storey Kenworthy & Workspace Foundation for Giving Accepting Grant Applications

Storey Kenworthy & Workspace Foundation for Giving is pleased to announce that they are now accepting grant applications from eligible non-profit organizations. The application window remains open until August 31, 2023. A total of five grants, each amounting to $5,000, will be awarded to non-profit organizations whose initiatives resonate with Storey Kenworthy & Workspace’s fundamental philanthropic focuses, which include Abuse & Violence Prevention, Children & Education, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and Mental Health Awareness & Services.

Fall Makes President's and Honors List at Iowa Central

We’re excited to announce that Cloey Fall from Vinton has made the Iowa Central President’s List and Honors List for the spring 2023 semester! President's List (4.0 GPA, minimum 6 credit hours)
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Loras College Announces Spring 2023 Dean's List

 Madi Atkinson of Shellsburg was named to the Loras has Dean's List status for the 2023 spring semester. A student must earn a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours to be recognized.Congratulations Madi!

Ellsworth Community College announces 2023 Spring Team Dean's List

Eighty-six students were named to the Spring 2023 (January to May) Dean's List at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must have earned a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and had at least a 3.5 grade point average for the Spring 2023 semester. Part-time students are not included in this list.

Area student receives degree from UW-River Falls

 The following local residents were among 722 students receiving degrees from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls following commencement in May. Bachelor's degrees were awarded to 645 undergraduates, while 77 students received graduate degrees.  Area student Hannah Kress, received a Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, with Senior Merit honors.
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Updated Mass times set for Queen of Saints

The new mass times for July-December 2023 are as follows4:00 PM at IC, Van Horne6:00 PM at  St. John, Blairstown OR St. Patrick, Watkins8:00 AM  at St. Michael, Norway10:00 AM at St. Paul, NewhallYou can also visit our website to see the current mass times too.To see mass times and updates, visit the website HERE. 

Mount Mercy University students named to Spring 2023 Dean's List

The following students made Mount Mercy University's Spring 2023 Dean's List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail) for six or more semester hours, are eligible for inclusion on the Dean's List. Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy University is the regional Catholic, Mercy University that promises students of diverse backgrounds, ages, and faiths a challenging, practical education that inspires them to discover knowledge, build community, and live their values.
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