Education

FDCSD to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid training

A Youth Mental Health First Aid certification course will be offered to parents and other community members in the Fort Dodge Community School District in November.The YMHFA training course is designed for lay people to learn methods of assisting a young person who may be in the early stages of ...

FDCSD names October students and employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District recently announced its students and employee of the month for October. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for their outstanding accomplishments. Knox Ayala is the ...

Musicians named to 2016 Iowa OPUS Honor Choir

ALGONA - Algona High School freshmen, Caleb Hommez, son of Susan and Mike Hommez; and Millie Stocker, daughter of Angela and Russell Lachney, were recently selected for participation in the 31st annual Iowa OPUS Honor Choir Festival.More than 3,000 students were nominated by their directors for ...

Algona marching band receives Division I rating

ALGONA - The Algona High School Scarlet Regiment Marching Band performed at the IHSMA State Marching Band Festival and was awarded a Division I rating for its performance at Sheldon High School on Oct. 8. This was the 38th time the band has had its performance awarded a Division I since it ...

St. Ed student honored at ceremony

Tyler Rossmanith, of Barnum, was recently honored at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center's recognition ceremony.The St. Edmond Catholic School student was among 700 from Iowa and across the nation that were recognized on Sept. 25 at the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa ...

FDSH offers test preparation sessions

Fort Dodge Senior High is offering a free test preparation session for ACT, SAT or PSAT exams.The session will be held Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon in the high school library media center.Math will be reviewed from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.Science will be reviewed from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.English and ...

Financial aid meeting set for Oct. 19

Representatives from the Iowa College Access Network will present information on financial aid to seniors and parents at Fort Dodge Senior High Oct. 19.The event will be held in the FDSH Little Theater from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.Changes to the process that were implemented in 2016 will be discussed ...

FD district collecting for Socktober event

The Fort Dodge Community School District will be collecting socks, hats, gloves and mittens through an initiative called Kid President's Socktober.All donated items will be given to Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center, the Community Health Center and Beacon of Hope.The project is part of ...

Merrill scholarships announced

The George and Doris Merrill Family Foundation 5M Scholarship Fund through the Fort Dodge Community Foundation has announced 28 scholarship awards to area students who are attending college during the 2016-2017 academic year.Students receiving new scholarship awards include: Brittany Carlson, ...

Gregg graduates basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Abigail E. Gregg graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Troutwine honored

LEHIGH - Kyler Troutwine, of Lehigh, and a student at Southeast Valley Middle School, was among the 700 students from Iowa and throughout the nation who were recently invited to be honored at The University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center's Recognition Ceremony.Additionally, recognized students were ...

Soroptimist International of Algona seeks applicants for Live Your Dream Awards ALGONA — Women who provide the primary financial support for their families and seek financial assistance to return to school can apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Aw

ALGONA - Women who provide the primary financial support for their families and seek financial assistance to return to school can apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards, one of Soroptimist International of Algona Club's signature service projects.One recipient is eligible to receive a ...

Continuing instruction course on pesticides is Oct. 19

POCAHONTAS - Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course for commercial pesticide applicators Oct. 19.The program can be seen at office locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and ...

NCYL leaders learn value of first impressions

Hunter Johnson, a senior at Manson Northwest Webster, learned the importance of being confident and going with the flow when he went through a mock job interview as part of the National Council on Youth Leadership program."I learned to keep my cool even if I am nervous on the inside," he said ...

McSweeny’s adds three new instructors to staff

McSweeny's School of the Performing Arts, 1633 N. 29th St., has announced the addition of three new instructors - Dan Cassady, Mavis Chen and Dr. David Klee Sr.Cassady and Klee will be instrumental music instructors. Chen will teach piano.Cassady taught music and directed band programs at Fort ...

4-H crowns top dogs at State Fair

DES MOINES - Youths from across the state competed in the 4-H Dog Show held Aug. 21 at the 2016 Iowa State Fair. Dogs were judged in two divisions: obedience and handling.Winning in our area were: Anna Lewandowski, Webster County, Champion Pre-Novice B Obedience; Patrick Carter, Webster County, ...

Webster Co. 4-H open house set

An open house to showcase 4-H will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Webster County Extension and Outreach office. Anyone interested in joining 4-H is invited to attend to see what 4-H is about and visit with current members and staff.Learn about the different project areas, going to ...

McSweeny’s taking new registrations

New student registrations are being accepted now through Oct. 15 for music lessons in voice, piano, Suzuki violin, instrumental music and participation in the Fort Dodge Area Children's Chorus (grades one through eight). Instructors include MaryAnn McSweeny-Buhr, Dan Cassady, Mavis Chen, ...

Named to DMACC Dean’s List

Matthew Greenfield and Devan Walker, both of Fort Dodge, were recently named to the Des Moines Area Community College Dean's List. Greenfield is an information technology/network administration major. Walker is majoring in liberal arts.To be eligible, a student must have earned a 3.5 to 3.99 ...

Retired School Personnel to meet

The Webster County Unit of Iowa Retired School Personnel will meet at noon on Oct. 3 at Riverside Methodist Church, 610 Ave. C. The noon lunch will be catered by the church women. The program will feature Jeff Becker on fall plant care. Scholarship money will be collected. Reservations must be ...