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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.
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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.
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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.

MCC 2020-2021 Spring graduates announced

On Friday, May 7, graduates of Marshalltown Community College took their next step as they became alumni of the College. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately, MCC was unable to have an in person ceremony to honor the graduates. A virtual ceremony was presented to celebrate the graduates. April Dawn Kriegel, of Blairstown, received her Diploma in - Medical Office Practitioner* Kriegel completed her diploma work during the fall 2020 term and spring 2021 terms.
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Queen of Saint Mass Schedule Change

The Queen of Saints Mass Schedule will be changing the weekend of July 3/4. If you publish our mass times, please [upd] your information. The July through December Mass times will be as follows:4:00 pm on Saturday-Immaculate Conception, Van Horne6:00 pm on Saturday-St. John, Blairstown or St. Patrick, Watkins8:00 am on Sunday- St. Michael, Norway10:00 am on Sunday- St.

Kirkwood Community College announces Dean's List honors

Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean's List for the spring 2021 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college. Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction are listed below. Atkins, IA Asa Armstrong, Benton Thaddeus Barge
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