Education

Counting down with kindness

Third-grade students at Duncombe Elementary are counting down the days until winter break with gifts of kindness. “I thought this would be a fun way to count down the days until break,” said Shannon Judas, third-grade teacher. “Kindness is such an important lesson for kids to learn. ...

Iowa Lakes student wins photography award

EMMETSBURG — Natalie Rosenberg’s decision to plant more than 100 sunflowers in her garden this year paid off in more ways than one when she earned third place in the illustrative category at the Professional Photographers of Iowa Fall Convention recently in Des Moines. “She has a good ...

FDSH students recognized by board

Students at Fort Dodge Senior High were recognized at a school board meeting recently for their accomplishments in academics and athletics during the summer and fall of 2016. The recognition ceremony was held at the Fort Dodge Middle School. •Fall 2016 National Academy of ...

Black takes leadership role at Community Christian

After persevering through a period of uncertainty at Community Christian School, Jean Black, the school business manager, is ready to step up as a leader in the Christian education community in Fort Dodge. “For numerous reasons we had a large overturn last spring,” Black said. “We had ...

ICCC instructor wins top welding instructor award

The American Welding Society awarded Branden Otto the “Howard E. Adkins Memorial Instructor Membership Award.” This award is sponsored by the family and friends of the Howard E. Adkins and recognizes instructors for their outstanding teaching accomplishments at the High School, Trade ...

FD school district names November students, employees of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employees of the month for November. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for their outstanding accomplishments. Tayven Altman is the ...

Keyboarding class to be offered at FDSH

Students at Fort Dodge Senior High will have new keyboards to help them learn to read and play piano music. Grant funds from Vincent Deardorf Charitable Foundation and the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust allowed Matt Drees, FDSH vocal instructor, to purchase 12 new keyboards for the music ...

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 ...