Author: Valerie Close

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WISCONSIN RELEASES FALL HONORS LIST

Concordia University Wisconsin officials have released the Fall Honors List for the 2016-2017 academic year. To be eligible for the honor, students must achieve a minimum 3.50 GPA. Among the area students named to the list were: From Newhall, IA,  Anna Hagen, Junior, Social Work Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, offers over 70 undergraduate majors and is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The school is located on 200 acres of Lake Michigan shoreline, only 15 minutes north of downtown...

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Family Inc. moves to a new location

Family Inc. which offers outpatient therapy,  has moved to it’s new location at 1307 W. 13th St. Vinton. Elise Healzer MA, LMFT will be continuing all services and the providers will continue to remain the same in the new...

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Benton County Board of Supervisor Agenda 1/31/17

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING January 31, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Benton County Board of Supervisors Room 1. 9:00 A.M. Call to Order 2. Approve minutes 3. 9:15 A.M. Jerry Petermeier Re: Cedar Valley Ranch Roof Update 4. 9:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Approve regular assistance guidelines and donation guidelines. 5. 9:45 a.m. Ben Bonar Re: Discuss seasonal part-time IRVM positions 6. 10:00 a.m. Mike Elwick Re: Discuss DHS office space 7. 10:15 a.m. Sheriff Ron Tippett Re: Approve hire of part time dispatcher and Budget Discussion 8. 11:00 a.m. Engineer Re: Budget discussion and Approve purchasing a used motor grader 9. Adopt amended Procurement Policy 10. Sign sub recipient agreement with Iowa Flood Center and Benton County for Resiliency Grant 11. Set salaries/wages for FY18 for non-union employees 12. Discuss Cottingham and Butler consultant firm 13. Discussion/Action on FY18 Compensation Board Recommendations 14. Set Public Hearing for disposal of unknown parcels 15. Approve HWY 30 Coalition dues/membership 16. Set Public Hearing date for FY 18 Budget 17. Approve Sheriff Fry Memorial Claim 18. Open Meetings Opinion 19. FY18 budget work 1:00 Maint 1:30 Recorder 2:00 Conservation 2:30 IT/GIS 3:00 Transportation 3:30 Attorney Auditor General budget work will be conducted throughout the meeting. 20. Reports – committee meetings, liaison, Etc. 21. New Business/Public Interest Comments 22....

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA Dean’s List Fall 2016

UNI names area students to Fall 2016 semester Dean’s List To be included on the list, a student must have earned a grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, while taking at least 12 hours of graded work during the semester. On the 4.0 system, an A is worth four points; a B, three points; a C, two points, and a D, one point. Atkins, IA Marissa Benischek Atkins, IA Micayla Dawson Atkins, IA Kelsey Ettleman Atkins, IA Elizabeth Gleason Atkins, IA Alyssa Hoeppner Atkins, IA Kayla Minkel Atkins, IA Katelyn Mishmash Atkins, IA Timothy Morris Atkins, IA Morgan Renfer Atkins, IA Bryce Volk Atkins, IA Madison Weekly Belle Plaine, IA Matthew Mengler Dysart, IA Abigail Ollendieck Fremont, IA Trevor Swartz Garrison, IA Abigail Scheel La Porte City, IA Kortney Brustkern La Porte City, IA Emily Johanningmeier Norway, IA Cormick Michael Norway, IA Natalie Towe Urbana, IA McKenna Beaty Van Horne, IA Elizabeth Embray Van Horne, IA Kaelyn Knaack Van Horne, IA Elizabeth Thompson Van Horne, IA Michael Zittergruen Vinton, IA Stephanie Berry Vinton, IA Amanda Dedrick Vinton, IA Nolan Edwards Vinton, IA Bristian Gerber Vinton, IA Daniel Janssen Vinton, IA Emma Lippmann Vinton, IA Jessica Noren Vinton, IA Sierra Rast Vinton, IA Anna Sagan Vinton, IA Nolan Sagan Walford, IA Madelyn Baetsle Walford, IA Delaney Hoffman Walford, IA Evan Lefebure Walford, IA Megan Privratsky Watkins,...

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA Graduation List, Fall 2016

University of Northern Iowa awards degrees to 807 Fall grads New alumni were added to the roster of graduates of the University of Northern Iowa . A * preceding a name indicates “graduated with honors,” ** means “graduated with high honors,” and *** means “graduated with highest honors” Keystone, IA Hannah Kimm Bachelor of Arts Communication Disorders La Porte City, IA Katie Gross Bachelor of Arts Soc Sci Tch-Plan B All Soc Sci Vinton, IA Megan Albertsen Master of Arts Phy Ed: Teaching-Pedagogy Vinton, IA Natasha Becker Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education Vinton, IA * Nolan Edwards Bachelor of Arts Psychology Vinton, IA Samantha Jorgensen Bachelor of Arts Art: Studio Emphasis Vinton, IA Melinda McClintock Master of Arts Phy Ed: Teaching-Pedagogy Vinton, IA Carly Pasker Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education Vinton, IA Robert Phillips Bachelor of Arts Political Science Walford, IA * Anastasia Jordan Bachelor of Arts English Walford, IA ** Evan Lefebure Bachelor of Arts Management: Business Admin Watkins, IA Karson Kuester Bachelor of Arts Finance: Financial Management Watkins, IA Robert Rathje Bachelor of Arts Mvmnt & Exrc Sci: Exercise...

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Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District Foundation seeks donations to defray costs to benefit students

Students from Vinton-Shellsburg high school’s American Humanities class will be visiting the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo. They will be accompanied by four local veterans of the armed services on Wednesday, February 8th. The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District Foundation is asking for donations to help defray the cost of admission to the museum and other worthwhile K-12 student initiatives throughout the year. Donations can be made by dropping off a check or sending one to the Administrative Central Office at 1502 C. Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349. The cost of admission to the Grout Museum for 40 students...

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Local school board members and administrators lobby their legislators during IASB Day on the Hill

Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools Principal Jim Murray attended the Iowa Association of School Board’s (IASB) annual Day on the Hill on January 24, 2017. School board members and administrators from across Iowa traveled to the Iowa State Capitol to make their voices heard on important education issues. Participants first met for advocacy training, budget updates and legislative briefings with IASB staff. Senator Amy Sinclair, Senate Education Committee Chair, and Representative Walt Rogers, House Education Committee Chair, were on hand to answer questions and offer insights on education issues. Following their morning of training, school board members went to the Capitol focused on educating legislators about issues important to Iowa schools: * Timely and adequate school funding * Extension of the State Penny for school infrastructure and property tax relief * A long-term solution to create equity in school transportation funding * Other issues important to their district IASB Board President Amy Jurrens noted that there has never been a more important time to advocate on behalf of public education, and school boards are in a strategic position to do just that. “School board members understand what’s going on in their own district and are able to personalize the issue and draw attention to the needs of Iowa public schools,” Jurrens said, “Legislators don’t always know what’s happening in schools across Iowa—it’s up to locally elected citizens to ensure the issues...

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Gerald Dean Healzer

Gerald Dean Healzer, 90, of South Hutchinson, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Mennonite Friendship ommunities, South Hutchinson. He was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Durham, to Willis E. and Clara M. (Huenergardt) Healzer. Gerald graduated from Arlington High School in 1944 and then attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he met and later married Fern H. Pierson on Nov. 26, 1951. They returned to his family farm near Arlington where they resided until 1954, when he was drafted into peace-keeping armed forces and trained at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, and was stationed with his medical battalion at Landstuhl Army Hospital in Germany until 1956. Their first child was born there. After his 18 month tour of duty was completed, they returned to their home near Arlington where they developed a farming and ranching operation that occupied them for the rest of their lives. Gerald was a member of the Hutchinson Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife; and three sisters, Betty Unruh, Althea Day, and Maureen Roth. Gerald is survived by: son, Gaylen (Janelle) of Rogersville, Missouri; daughter, Heide Cox (Tim) of Moundridge; grandson, Jonathan Healzer (Elise) of Vinton, Iowa; granddaughter, Alisia Cox; great-granddaughters, Eleanor and Evelyn Healzer; and brother, Willis “Bill” Healzer of Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2017,...

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Local Students Named to Central College Dean’s List

The following Central College students were named to the dean’s list for fall 2016. Hailey Benson of Newhall Drew Kithcart of Atkins Mitchell Knock of Atkins Macy Miner of Van Horne Kailey Phillips of Keystone Jamie Retz of Newhall Kaitlyn Wells of Atkins The dean’s list honor is awarded to full-time students at Central College who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester. Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in...

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