On March 6, the IKM-Manning School Board voted unanimously to close the classroom sections of its school building in Manilla. The building, which turns 100 next year, will continue to be used for junior high sporting events, as a central office and as a bus stop.
Harsh words fly in a packed auditorium.
Fingers point in accusations of bias. Calls for community cooperation are met with bitter dissent. The scene is familiar in rural Iowa as shrinking populations force school districts to make the financial decision to consolidate or close school buildings - often the pride of the small towns in which they reside.
Selling the empty school in Manilla for even $1 could save the
IKM-Manning school district roughly $450,000 in estimated demolition
costs, said superintendent Tom Ward during the school board’s November
There is a new tool in Amy Brown’s Carroll High School algebra one class — and it has nothing to do with new technology.
Carroll High School band teacher Patrick Box has been playing the trombone since sixth grade.
The Audubon Community School District Board of Education accepted a
$632,600 bid last week from Badding Construction of Carroll to complete
its elementary-school renovation project this summer.
Nicole Carroll, formerly of Carroll, announced her resignation Thursday
from the Iowa Board of Regents, the body that governs the state’s three
Most entrepreneurial ideas come from someone being “twerked off” about
something, said long-term substitute Carroll High School business
teacher Elizabeth Ewoldt-Rapp.
Carroll High School Student Senate junior class representative Bianca
Irlbeck encouraged the Carroll Community School District Board of
Education to consider a mid- to early-August start date for the 2015-16
school year at its Monday night meeting.
The students took their first bites warily, but in the end, the eggplant
Parmesan was a hit. The dish was made in a foods class at
Glidden-Ralston High School last week. Joining it on the menu were
roasted vegetables and acorn squash with orange and cranberry compote.
The recipes are part of a new ProStart restaurant-management and
culinary-arts curriculum that Glidden-Ralston teacher Julie Leonard
incorporated into her foods classes this year.
The University of Iowa College of Law hopes to offer a master’s degree
in legal studies starting in 2015, said law school dean Gail Agrawal
during a recent stop in Carroll.
Earl Schiltz, principal of Kuemper Catholic School’s St. Lawrence Center
(sixth through eighth grades) this month received the Good Shepherd
Award at the Catholic Diocese of Sioux City’s annual Bishop’s Dinner for
By some measures Earl Schiltz hasn’t gone very far.
The Carroll Community School District board of education intends to kick
off its nearly $2.8 million construction project at Fairview Elementary
early in 2015.
Wanting to expand and enhance Kuemper Catholic School students’
experiences in the fine arts, Kuemper alum Marilyn Setzler is practicing
a special art herself — the art of generosity.
With 3-year-old son Ryker almost ready to
start school and a second child on the way, Templeton native Susie Hulst
saw a vacancy at her alma mater as the perfect opportunity to return
“There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you
understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.”
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