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02/19/2018 - 2:07pm
South Winn Instructor Tackles Challenges Part of a series Melissa Hageman knows many students don’t see a huge value in agriculture. The 9-12 ag instructor for South Winneshiek knows what young people say. Lines include, “I don’t farm. I am not interested in learning how to be a farmer. Why would I take an ag class? I want to take STEM classes and go to college for Agriculture...
01/29/2018 - 4:27pm
Students enjoyed shooting hoops at the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest held at the Turkey Valley multi-purpose gym Tuesday, Jan. 16. The Knights of Columbus councils in Protivin and St. Lucas joined together to host this contest for students in the Turkey Valley area ages 9 to 14. Students competed by gender and age group, with the...
01/29/2018 - 4:26pm
Area parishes have a deacon aiding in ministry. The parishes of St. Aloysisus in Calmar, St. Wenceslaus in Spillville, St. Francis de Sales in Ossian and Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Festina have a permanent deacon. Deacon Daniel O’Brien is serving under the Rev. Robert Gross, pastor for the four parishes. Read more in the Jan. 30 edition of...
01/25/2018 - 11:03am
Math competition at Upper Iowa University drew some area talent. The competition, known as MATHCOUNTS, dates back to the 1980s, according to information from the sponsoring group. “The MATHCOUNTS Competition Series is a national program that provides students the opportunity to compete in live, in-person contests against and alongside their...
01/22/2018 - 4:47pm
Agreement Could Be Worth Approximately $200,000 A deal to house Howard County inmates in Winneshiek County received approval Monday from Winneshiek County’s supervisors. Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx gave supervisors details about the deal, which he hopes will help to offset physical plant needs. Supervisor Dean Thompson asked about...
01/22/2018 - 4:44pm
Nate Gebel sees value in teaching about agriculture. Teaching for 19 years has given him some idea about the subject. Gebel teaches for Northeast Iowa Community College. Agricultural education provides exposure for students to ideas that are new. Read more in the Jan. 23 edition of the Calmar Courier.
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