Category archives for: Education

Lee Weers Promoted to Director of ITS Department at Central College

PELLA, IA (03/11/2021) Central College is pleased to announce the promotion of Lee Weers to director of Information Technology Services. Weers assumes responsibility of the department following Deb Bruxvoort’s retirement from Central in December 2020. A long-term member of Central’s ITS Department, Weers came to the college in 2004 and served as the assistant director […]


Mr. Ben Dirksen (submitted photo)

[PELLA, IA] The Pella Christian Grade School Board is pleased to announce that Mr. BenDirksen has been selected as Principal of Pella Christian Grade School. Mr. Dirksen has over10 years of Christian education experience in addition to attending Christian schools and Dordt University. He was selected from a talented candidate pool and we are thankful […]

William Penn University Division of Nursing Holds Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Penn Hall on the campus of William Penn University celebrated 100 years of serving the students during Homecoming 2017.

(OSKALOOSA, Iowa)—William Penn University’s Division of Nursing hosted their inaugural White Coat Ceremony on February 13, 2021 at the Musco Technology Building Atrium. This event celebrates the commitment Nursing students make as they begin their formal education. Students take the Oath of Compassionate Care and formally commit to a career as a healthcare professional. This […]

Student Teachers Learn at NM Elementary

by RD Keep Student teachers are an important part of the process in growing leaders in and out of the classroom. Despite the start and stop days due to weather, three of them are serving in North Mahaska Elementary classrooms. Jenna Walter and Michaela Lundy are in second grade with Stacie Johannes and Jamie Nelson […]

Indian Hills received $1 million Career Academy Incentive Fund Grant

Indian Hills

Indian Hills is one of three institutions in the state to be awarded a $1 million grant through new Career Academy Incentive Fund to prepare high school students for success in college, postsecondary training and the workforce. This competitive grant, will increase access to career academy programs in high-demand fields through new and expanded regional […]

Central College Celebrates Black History Month

PELLA, IA (02/04/2021) Central College will celebrate Black History Month with activities and events throughout February, beginning with the Black History Month 20-Day Challenge. The Crier and DutchConnect will highlight African American history and culture that challenges broadening awareness and understanding of the experiences of others. Content will include a variety of facts, articles and […]

IHCC Honor Roll For 2020 Fall Term

Indian Hills

NOVEMBER 24, 2020 OTTUMWA — Indian Hills Community College has released the names of the 462 students who were on the college’s academic Honor Roll for the 2020 Fall Term. To be included on the Honor Roll an IHCC student must be enrolled full-time and have a grade point average for the term of 3.5 […]

Oskaloosa Middle School Honor Roll – 8th Grade

Maddux Ashman Madison Bihn Deondre Bullock Deontre Bullock Madison Chamberlin Kenneth Cloyed Maddison Coenen Raelynn Davis Gracie DeRonde Jaden DeRonde Taylor Doty Avree Ebelsheiser Xavier Edwards Libby Fenton Aliyah Fuller Ava Garrison Sydney Gleason Karly Grubb Ashley Hampton Kelsie Hicks Parker Holdsworth Benjamin Holmbeck** Sadie Huber Alyssa Johannes Grady Kool Emerson Lee Annabelle Leonard Jake […]

Oskaloosa Middle School Honor Roll – 7th Grade

Josephine Adam Rian Allman Angelea Annett Mariana Arellano Karley Armstrong Bryson Ayala Cheyanne Baker Mason Beane Kathryn Beckman Brock Beerbower Seth Bishop Sadie Blommers Trinity Bloodsworth Kayne Boender Cadence Boley Vivian Bolibaugh Holden Braundmeier Maysen Brunt Iestyn Buchanan Zander Bunnell Alricxander Burroughs Michael Cahalan Skylar Carey Tierney Carter Leah Cohrt Deacon Cox Kobie Criss Drake […]

NM Enrollment Trending Upward

NORTH MAHASKA – North Mahaska School’s certified enrollment remains steady with 0.4 percent of an enrollment decline when comparing enrollment from the 2019-2020 to the 2020-2021 school year. Overall, enrollment trends have seen an 8 percent increase over the past five years. Currently, the district’s certified resident enrollment is at 486.78 students. The district currently […]


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