Michael Hohenbrink

03/12/2019 - 1:07pm
Seventh graders Russell Nieman and Autumn Schmitt are qualifiers for the 2019 Geobee competition. Nieman attends Turkey Valley, and Schmitt attends CFS, information online notes. Russell is the son of Elizabeth Nieman-Simmons and Justin Nieman, according to email from Jackie Hageman at Turkey Valley March 5. The event is the work of National Geographic, and the top 100 qualifiers from each state...
03/12/2019 - 1:05pm
At 17, Turkey Valley junior Parker Poor has an eventful life. “ He takes PE, art, foods, alternative PE at Luther College, ceramics, career Ed, band, child development, and he goes one afternoon a week to the Humane Society,” said his mother Bethany Fisk-Poor by email March 4. “He also makes and sells food at Parker’s Snack...
03/05/2019 - 10:55am
The National Weather Service in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is warning of the risk of flooding. The Mississippi and its major tributaries have at least an above average chance while the rest of northeast Iowa has an upper range of normal for flooding, the weather service said in a briefing released Feb. 21. Over a foot of snow dumped in the recent Feb....
03/05/2019 - 10:54am
Deficit spending is not a bad thing, candidate Elizabeth Warren said Friday. Appearing at Mabe’s in front of mostly Luther College students, Warren noted her own college career. Other people “invested” in her, Warren said. Repeatedly, Warren referred to the “wealthy” and noted the potential for what additional...
03/05/2019 - 10:53am
The internet can be a dangerous place. Fayette County Deputy Chris Schveiger spoke with Turkey Valley students Feb. 22. Turkey Valley’s Evelyn Milbrandt referred to digital literacy as “ever-changing” by email Feb. 27. “[He] did an amazing job sharing with our kids the importance of being diligent with your privacy settings...
01/15/2019 - 11:54am
Chronic wasting disease has been found in 14 deer, bringing the total number of cases to 44. A press release Friday from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources noted results are being waited on with two more tissue samples to possibly bring the total higher. The results are primarily from deer this fall and include animals hunted and road kill...
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