Category Archives: Other Milestones

Area Students Earn Degrees


The following area students earned college degrees following the conclusion of the Fall 2016 term:
Allen College
La Porte City: Jenni Dulin, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Hawkeye Community College
Dysart: Justin Barker, Truck Driving & Transportation Training; Noah Dobson, CNC Machine Set-Up Specialist & CNC Machining Technology; Jade Handley, Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant & Office Assistant
Gilbertville: Kelsey Weber, Digital Mass Media
La Porte City: Kyle Ansley, Advanced Welding; Colton Dietrick, Industrial Equipment Maintenance; Timothy Elliott, Industrial Equipment Maintenance; Trent Fleck, Machine Maintenance, Industrial Equipment Maintenance & Industrial Automation Technology; Wendy Orr, Advanced Welding; Amanda Trimble, Veterinary Assisting with Honors; Trevor Weber, Liberal Arts.

Iowa State University 2016 Fall Dean’s List Announced


Approximately 8,775 Iowa State University students have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by being named to the Fall Semester 2016 Dean’s List. Area students cited on the list are:
Buckingham: Aubree Beenken, Madison Howard, Tessa Reiter, Zane Seuser
Dysart: Noah Garwood, Cara Hach, Jadin Hennings, Brandon Hill, Cole Moody
Gilbertville: Alexxis Bennett
La Porte City: Adria Bechthold, Ryan Connolly, Natalie Hanson, Eli Kautz, Gabe Klein, Emily Samuelson, Wyatt Samuelson, Grace Sparks, Katelyn Ternus

Area Iowa State Graduates Announced


At Iowa State University’s fall commencement ceremonies held December 17, 2016, 1,769 students earned undergraduate degrees. Area graduates receiving degrees include:
Brandon – Ryan Webster, Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science (AGLS)
Dysart – Erin Heckroth, Bachelor of Science, Economics
La Porte City – Grace Sparks, Bachelor of Science, Child, Adult, and Family Services, Cum Laude
Jamie Wandschneider, Bachelor of Science, Public Relations, Magna Cum Laude

Area Students Earn Dean’s List Honors


The following students are named to Mount Mercy University’s Fall 2016 Dean’s List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better:
Dysart – Sarah Ternus, Nursing; Rachel Vaughn, Nursing

Loras College has announced the names of area students who achieved Dean’s List status for the 2016 fall semester:
La Porte City – Gabrielle Pranger, Kathryn Pranger

Rolland – Reiter

  Keri Rolland and Mack Reiter would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Parents of the couple are Becky and the late Steve Rolland of La Porte City and Janet and the late Doug Reiter of Gilbertville.
The bride-to-be graduated from Union High School and the University of Iowa. She is a Tax Manager at Deloitte Tax, LLP in Minneapolis. The groom-to-be graduated from Don Bosco Catholic High School and the University of Minnesota. He is a Commodities Trader at ChemSol in Minneapolis.
The wedding ceremony is set for 4 PM on July 7, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church in Gilbertville. 


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