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BROOKINGS, SD — More than 3,200 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance over the fall 2022 semester at South Dakota State University by being named to the dean's list.

STORM LAKE — Buena Vista University congratulates more than 500 students who were named to the Fall 2022 Dean's List. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students achieving a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester including Carrie Gray and Tracy Keely, of Solon.

Keep up with the latest activities from the Library and Recreation departments with our all new seasonal activity guide. The Spring guide is about to launch and features highlights on some of our different programs and activities coming up. You’ll be able to pick up a paper copy at the Libra…

The Solon Parks and Recreation Department will start a Junior Hoopers youth basketball program Saturday, Jan. 28.

TROY MILLS — Solon High School’s Archery Team took third place in the North Linn Bullseye Archery Tournament Saturday, 21 at North Linn High School with a total score of 3305 behind champion Prairie, Cedar Rapids (3,379) and runner up Center Point-Urbana (3,315). Anamosa (3,247), Springville…

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the unveiling of the combined health and human services website Tuesday, Jan. 17. The new website can be found at https://hhs.iowa.gov. This is the latest step in Iowa’s HHS alignment initiative.

WEST DES MOINES — Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), the state’s largest grassroots farm organization, will address key priorities of protecting landowners and property taxpayers, addressing measures to combat Iowa’s veterinary care workforce shortage, wildlife management, and other importa…

SOLON — The No.3-ranked (in Class 3A) varsity girls moved to 14-2 overall (9-1 in the WaMaC East) after a three-game week that saw wins over rival Mount Vernon and Independence (Indee), and a non-conference loss to No.2-ranked (in Class 4A) North Polk.

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announce the launch of a multi-platform, multi-audience messaging campaign aimed at educating parents and young Iowans about the dangers of counterfeit pills and fentanyl.

AMES — Crop and livestock farmers who are working on preparing their 2022 income tax returns can review two useful documents for end-of-year determinations.

DES MOINES — Conservation practice funding through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) totaled more than $70 million to Iowa agricultural producers and other private landowners in fiscal year 2022. The newly contracted conservation practices will help treat natural resource …

DUBUQUE — Loras College has announced Zebulon Gnida and Miranda McHugh achieved Dean’s List status for the 2022 fall semester. A student must earn a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours to be recognized.

AMES — Nearly 1,800 graduates received degrees from Iowa State University in December. Graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 16-17 at Hilton Coliseum.

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SOLON — The future of wrestling, not only in Solon but from across eastern Iowa, was on full display Sunday, Jan. 15 as the Spartan Wrestling Club held its annual Youth Wrestling Tournament.

Ames — Iowa Learning Farms, in partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation Society and Conservation Learning Group, will host “Conservation On Tap,” Thursday, January 26, from 6-7 p.m. at Stompbox Brewing in Davenport.

Students that wish to apply for a GFWC scholarship are reminded that applications must be postmarked by February 1. Several scholarships are being awarded to eligible graduating Iowa seniors attending an Iowa college or vocational program. Scholarships are available for 2 year and 4-year stu…

IOWA CITY – The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will host a series of in-person Legislative Forums during the Legislative session, on the fourth Saturday in January, February and March. The first two forums will be held in The Center Assembly Room, 28 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, from…

DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds announced during her Condition of the State address a new $15 million round of funding targeted at growing Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs across high-demand fields in health care. The expanded Health Careers Registered Apprenticeship Program will s…

Attention, OverDrive app users! OverDrive is discontinuing the legacy OverDrive app in early 2023 and transitioning users to the Libby app. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from our library. It’s time to give Libby a try! All your loans, holds, and wis…

The Solon Beef Days Committee invite amateur and professional artists to join them in celebrating the 50th annual Solon Beef Days, which will be held July 21 and 22.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean’s List for the fall 2022 semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours at the college.

IOWA CITY — Kirkwood Community College announced today that it will move a majority of its Iowa City operations to the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa in Coralville beginning in the fall of 2023. The institution is also exploring the possibility of expanding its partnershi…

AMES — The two-day Farm Transitions Conference will return to the Gateway Hotel in Ames Feb. 9-10, 2023. Whether you want to begin farming, are looking to transition your farm business to the next generation or simply want to know more about farm estate planning, this conference will provide…

SOLON — They sat in a silent gym, family and friends in the bleachers behind them. At the signal they arose, picked their bow from a rack and took a position along a blue line with a quiver of arrows at their side and a target ten or 15 meters downrange. Another signal, and they launched 15 …

The Solon Senior of the Year Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the 17th annual award. Nomination forms must be received by Wednesday, March 15, 2023. The Solon Senior Advocates established the award in 2006. The Solon Senior of the Year is a senior citizen from the Solon …