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Help your neighborhood live big, plant a tree

You can make a difference in your community by planting a tree in your yard, local park or school. Trees improve the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink. They beautify our streets and shade our children. Here are some great opportunities to get affordable trees to plant this spring:The Iowa DNR State Forest Nursery offers spring delivery in April and May for  hardwood, conifer and shrub seedlings.

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Partners with Mount Mercy University

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa Partners with Mount Mercy University to Pilot New Experiential Learning Program Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa (JAEI) and Mount Mercy University have partnered to pilot the Busse Foundation JA Finance Park® Mobile learning experience for 25 college students on January 17th -18th at Betty Cherry Heritage Hall.
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Loras College Announces Fall 2023 Dean's List

Loras College has announced the names of students who achieved Dean's List status for the 2023 fall semester. A student must earn a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours to be recognized.  Shellsburg, IA Madi AtkinsonWalford, IA Lauren Keiper

Iowa State honors fall graduates

More than 1,700 graduates received degrees from Iowa State University this fall. Graduate and undergraduate ceremonies were held Dec. 15-16 at Hilton Coliseum.  Of the 1,705 students who graduated this semester, a total of 1,742 degrees were awarded (1,431 undergraduate, 311 graduate) with some students earning multiple degrees. &nbs

Training Opportunity to Become a Volunteer Bald Eagle Nest Monitor

A map of bald eagle nests that need monitored all wildlife watchers! The Iowa DNR will be holding two training opportunities for people interested in becoming  volunteer bald eagle nest monitors. One workshop will be held via Zoom on Saturday February 10th from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm and the other will be held in person at the Central Park Nature Center in Jones County on Saturday, March 23rd from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.
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New Large Type additions available at the Library

New Large Type Fiction'Scream Blue Murder' by Susan Page Davis'Things We Hide From the Light' by Lucy Score'Things We Never Got Over' by Lucy Score'The Christmas Spirit' by Debbie Macomber'12 Months to Live' by James Patterson and Mike Lupica'Lion & Lamb' by James Patterson and Duane SwierczynskiNew Adult Nonfiction'Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity' by Peter Attia, MD'Teddy and Booker T.

Secretary Pate opens the nomination process for the 2024 John Lewis Youth Leader

The John Lewis Youth Leadership Award recognizes civic-minded Iowans aged 25 and under Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate today announced that nominations are now open for the 2024 John Lewis Youth Leadership Award. Iowans aged 25 or younger who have made a meaningful commitment to addressing civil rights and bringing about authentic change in their communities are eligible.

Last chance to hunt deer until fall

Iowa’s final deer seasons are now open - the Population Management January Antlerless Season and the Excess Tag January Antlerless Season. Both seasons run from Jan. 11-21, but there are differences between the two. Population Management January Antlerless SeasonSeason is Jan. 11-21Counties open are Allamakee, Appanoose, Decatur, Lucas, Monroe, Wayne and Winneshiek.
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UNI offers Free Application Week for future business students

In celebration of the newly-named Wilson College of Business, UNI invites prospective business students to apply for free from January 14 through January 19, 2024. Incoming freshmen and transfer students can apply to UNI without paying the typical application fee by submitting an application on with the application promo code BUS24, saving a minimum of $40 with each application.

January story time and popcorn January 19

January is Braille Literacy Month. Join us for a special Storytime with Carolyn Hibbs who will be reading a book in braille. We will also have popcorn as an after-school snack!She will be reading to us on Friday. January 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the library. This event is for children K-5th grade. 
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