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08/14/2019 - 12:31pm
For us locals, it’s no secret that Ogden Community School District is a hidden gem, with many unique programs and teachers who make it special. From agriculture to hospitality, Ogden students are treated to a plethora of knowledge from teachers who deeply care about their students. Doralene Abdel-Halim is no stranger to this commitment, as she has been serving as Ogden’s Hospitality...
08/14/2019 - 12:00pm
As the Democratic Primary race heats up, Central Iowa saw two high profile candidates this past week as Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden both made campaign stops in Jefferson and Boone, respectively. Warren made her stop on Aug. 8 at RVP 1875, a historical furniture shop and museum located just outside of the downtown Jefferson...
08/14/2019 - 11:52am
Pella -- Central College once again saw tremendous support in its fundraising efforts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. More than 4,000 alumni and friends donated more than $4.6 million to support Central's students and community. Many gifts to Central in 2018-19 provided funds for financial aid, helping the college enroll its largest...
08/14/2019 - 11:49am
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren released a new plan this week to reform the agricultural economy and make substantial investments in rural quality of life. “Our small towns and farmlands are as essential to the American experience and the American economy as our cities and suburbs,” Elizabeth said. “I’ve...
08/14/2019 - 11:42am
Editors note: We are republishing this story as last week the picture improperly claimed that we were experiencing an influx of monarchs, when the butterfly pictured was in fact a painted lady. Have you noticed more butterflies in the area than usual? That is because the painted lady butterfly experienced a successful spring migration this year,...
08/14/2019 - 11:37am
Marilyn Ryan celebrated her retirement after 19 years working at Casey’s on Aug. 8. Ryan retired at the end of July after working for 16 years in Boone and 3 years in Ogden. While she believes she’ll eventually adjust to the change, Ryan commented that she will certainly miss her work. Ryan isn’t alone in her feelings of...
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