Education

Pocahontas County beef weigh-in is set for Dec. 17

POCAHONTAS — All market calves that will be exhibited at the 2017 Pocahontas County Fair must be weighed-in from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Dale Wenell farm, Albert City. If you have questions please contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Office at (712) 335-3103 or lzeman@iastate.edu.

10th annual Youth in Harmony Festival set

HUMBOLDT — Area high school students along with two guest quartets, the Algona Cornbelt Chorus and the Harmony Brigade Barbershop Chorus, will perform at the 10th annual Youth in Harmony Festival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Humboldt High School auditorium. The quartets will ...

Algona H.S. vocalists participate in Festival

ALGONA — Thirty-two Algona High School musicians participated in the North Central District’s Iowa Choral Directors Association Honor Choir Festival on Nov. 7 at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. A record nearly 800 musicians from 28 area school districts participated in one ...

St. Edmond students named to All-State

The St. Edmond high school music department has announced the accomplishments of Iris Peimann, Rachel Sherry, Megan Flattery, and Zephan O’Connor as they were accepted into the 2017 Iowa All-State Band and Choir. Iris, the daughter of Kim and Aaron Peimann, was accepted for the first time ...

Students in the Arts are recognized in FD

The following students have been named as Students in the Arts. They are listed by school. Elementary level: St. Paul Lutheran School: Art: Piper Elsberry; Music, Lacey Larson. St. Edmond School: Art: Ellasyn Whitmore, Parker Bockoven, Ainsley Seltz, Cortney Diersen, Tessa Carlson; Music: ...

Registration opens for college scholarship program

WEST DES MOINES - Registration is open for a scholarship that offers 30 Iowa high school seniors a chance to receive $2,000 for college while learning important financial literacy skills. In addition, each recipient's high school will receive a corresponding $500 award.High school seniors may ...

Kinney named as Wendy’s Heisman Winner

There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example-in the classroom, on the field and within the community. Recently, Wendy's High School Heisman recognized Page Kinney from St. Edmond Catholic School for her dedication to never cutting corners and ...

Bishop Garrigan students to participate at All-State festival

ALGONA - Several students from Bishop Garrigan High School will participate in the 2016 Iowa All-State Festival Nov. 18-19 at Iowa State University. Singing in the All-State festival chorus will be: Samuel Trainer, son of Tony and Cheryl Trainer; Bryce Capesius, son of Joe and Brenda Capesius; ...

Fort Dodge Community School District receives award for financial reporting

The Fort Dodge Community School District recently received the "Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting" from the Government Finance Officer Association.The Popular Annual Finance Report is an informational piece intended for public consumption that puts data ...

Olson winner of IHSSA Young Speech Coach Award

MANSON - The Richard Riggleman Young Speech Coach Award was recently presented to Anthony Olson, Manson Northwest Webster High School in Manson.This award consists of $1,000 per year, renewable for two consecutive years, for a total of $3,000. The Riggleman Award is the first of its kind that ...

Wagner a winner in Wendy’s High School Heisman

Ryan Wagner, a senior at FDSH, was recognized by Wendy's for his dedication and participation in the classroom, on the field and in the community.Wagner was named a winner for Wendy's High School Heisman recently."Ryan is an intelligent, hard-working and well-disciplined student who is ranked ...

FDSH students selected to All-State Music Festival

Twenty-eight band/vocal students from Fort Dodge Senior High recently auditioned for the 2016 Iowa High School Music Association's All-State Music Festival.Eight Dodger vocalists were selected for the All-State Chorus. They are: Hannah Amhof, senior, soprano; Olyvia Selby, sophomore, soprano; ...

FD Middle School students selected for NCIBA Honor Band

Ten students from the Fort Dodge Middle School were selected as members of the 2016 North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band.The NCIBA Honor Band will perform Nov. 12 at John Adams Middle School in Mason City.Performances start at 5 p.m."We are honored to have 10 seventh- and ...

Fort Dodge Middle School student honored at U of I

Cooper Johnson, of Fort Dodge, and son of Jessica Johnson and Ned Johnson, was recently honored at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center's recognition ceremony.The Fort Dodge Middle School student was among 700 from Iowa and across the nation that were recognized on Sept. 25 at the Iowa ...

St. Edmond preschool/TK registration to begin

Registration for preschool and transitional kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year at St. Edmond Catholic School will begin in November.Registered parishioners for Holy Trinity Parish will have their registration from 4 to 4:30 p.m. starting Nov. 1.Non-registered Catholics will register ...

SE Valley teacher leadership grant program implemented

Southeast Valley has implemented the Teacher Leadership Compensation Grant Program for the 2016-2017 school year. As a shared district involving Southeast Webster Grand Community School District and Prairie Valley Community School district, the TLC process looks a little different than other ...

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 ...