Category Archives: Other Milestones

Chandler Mangrich Earns Degree

  Clarke University in Dubuque awarded degrees and honors at its 173rd Commencement Ceremony on May 7, 2016. Chandler (Zeien) Mangrich of Dysart was awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree at the ceremony.

Wyatt Samuelson Wins National FFA Scholarship

  The National FFA Organization awarded a $1000 Theisen’s Home-Farm-Auto scholarship to Wyatt Samuelson of the La Porte-Dysart FFA. Samuelson plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Iowa State University.
The 2016 scholarship recipients were selected from 8,383 applicants from across the country. Selections were based on the applicant’s leadership, academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised agricultural or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.

Dean’s List Honors for Area Students


  Brady Allen of La Porte City was named to the Dean’s List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the Spring 2016 semester.

Tanner Heckt of Dysart was named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester at Buena Vista University. Students named to the Dean’s List must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester.

The following students were named to Mount Mercy University’s Spring 2016 Dean’s List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better include: Jennifer Bowers, Management; Sarah Ternus, Nursing; Rachel Vaughn, Nursing, all of Dysart.

Victoria Beebout and Brian Dunkelberger, both of La Porte City were named to the University of Iowa Spring 2016 Dean’s List.

Bailey Heerkes of La Porte City has been named to the Kirkwood Community College Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester.

Kristen Orth Graduates from Carleton College

  Kristen Orth of La Porte City graduated with a BA in Psychology from Carleton College at its 142nd Commencement exercises, held on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Orth is the daughter of Lenard and Stephanie Orth of La Porte City.

Area Students Earn College Degrees

Graduates from the University of Iowa following the Spring 2016 semester include:
Dysart: Bobbi Fischels, BSN-Nursing.
La Porte City: Tasha Arhart, BA-Asian Languages and Literature with Distinction; Victoria Beebout, BBA-Accounting; BBA-Management.
Wartburg College awarded diplomas to 331 students during Spring Commencement Sunday, May 22. Area graduates include:
Dysart: Andrew Heckroth, History; Cole Hinders, Business Administration
La Porte City: Rick Bauer, Cum Laude-Biology; Brittany Frush, Biology; Kamryn Kronschnabel, Magna Cum Laude-English and Spanish
Buena Vista University conferred diplomas in May 2016. Among the students awarded degrees was Logan Sallee of Garrison, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.


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