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02/22/2017 - 11:08am

Educators are finding more and more ways to incorporate STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics—in the classroom, which gives students hands-on experiences with the ways technology shapes our world. This year, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Middle School science teachers Pat O’Brien and Jay Jackson have been helping their students further their STEM experience through...

01/18/2017 - 11:25am
Sandra Sellers Hanson, retired English teacher and former Clarion resident, said her love for literature was first sparked at the Wall Lake #2 schoolhouse, just a mile down the road from her family’s farm. She was taught for eight grades by the Abbott sisters there. “That’s when I first encountered excellence in teaching,”...
01/18/2017 - 11:18am
Like many other college seniors, Sarah Seymour’s goal was to find a job before she graduated. But unlike some, she knew just the sort of work she wanted—working closely with a community in an agricultural setting. On December 16, the day before her graduation, Seymour got the call telling her she’d been accepted as the new...
01/11/2017 - 11:38am
“It’s certainly a vocation. We’re blessed to be able to do it.” So said Mike Ewing, son of Ewing Funeral Home founder Roger Ewing and current owner of the service. The small, family-owned business has been part of north central Iowa communities since the 70s. Recently, they announced that they were expanding; as of the...
01/11/2017 - 11:33am
On Sunday, January 15 and Monday, January 16, five C-G-D High School vocal students will participate in the Dorian Honor Choir at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa: Meghan Geary (soprano), Cheyenne Harle (soprano), Emma Konvalinka (alto), Dylan Pate (tenor), and Max Powers (bass). The Dorian honor choir is the largest in the United States, boasting...
01/04/2017 - 11:10am
Sarah Kakacek, school counselor for Clarion-Goldfield-Dows elementary, has found that students rarely have the chance to learn table manners in a fine dining setting, except at a wedding or maybe a special occasion at a restaurant. Last year, she started hosting fine dining lunches for kindergartener students. “I see it as something that...
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