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Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) student Edward Cook of Shannon City, CNC operator, received the $1,500 Bennett Family Scholarship from the DMACC Foundation for the fall semester.

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Upper Iowa University

FAYETTE – Upper Iowa University has announced the dean’s list for the 2018 summer session. To be honored, the undergraduate must have earned a minimum 3.50 GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student. The honored students included Saul Montiel of Lenox.

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students-nationally and internationally at its Fayette campus, 20 U.S. education centers, as well as centers in Malaysia and Hong Kong. UIU is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree programs. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit

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Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. – Congratulations to Chelsea Sheeder of Fontanelle on acceptance into Culver-Stockton College’s fall 2019 incoming class. Sheeder, a senior at Greenfield Senior High School, was also awarded the Wildcat academic scholarship.

Culver-Stockton College, located in Canton, Missouri, is a four-year residential institution in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). C-SC specializes in experiential education and is one of only two colleges in the nation to offer the 12/3 semester calendar, where the typical 15-week semester is divided into two terms, a 12-week term and a 3-week term.

The C-SC Wildcats are members of the Heart of America Athletic Conference and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Central College

PELLA – Local students are among 61 Central College students that performed in the A Capella Choir Concert Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Douwstra Auditorium on the Central College campus. They included Brittany Sites of Bedford, Cody Jacobson of Fontanelle and Matthew Dickinson of Greenfield.

Matthew Dickinson of Greenfield is one of 42 Central College students who will perform in the Central College Symphonic Wind Ensemble Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Douwstra Auditorium. Dickinson will play trumpet.

Central College is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college located in Pella. Central is known for its academic rigor; strength in global experiential learning; STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education; sustainability education; athletics; leadership and service. For more information about Central College go to

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