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CRESCO - The Crestwood High School gymnasium was full of family and friends of the graduating class of 2022 on Sunday, May 15. During the ceremony, the students with the highest grades are always recognized. This year, five individuals were named valedictorians. They are Nicholas Dietzenbach, Abbey...
CRESCO - American Legion Auxiliary volunteers will distribute the familiar red, handcrafted poppies honoring America’s war dead on Friday, May 20. Planned to coincide with the Memorial Day holiday, the annual event pays tribute to those veterans who have died, and it also honors the millions of...
CRESCO - Out of 19 students in Mrs. Sheila Slifka’s second grade class at Notre Dame Elementary, seven of them are either twins or triplets! The odds on that have got to be astronomical! “It seems pretty rare for a small town second grade classroom,” said Slifka. “I have been teaching since 1983....
A ceremony for fallen peace officers was held on Monday, May 16, with the official day being May 15. Sheriff’s deputy Darwin Kueker can be seen raising the memorial flag to half staff as Sheriff Tim Beckman and other officers and the public watch. Pastor Tim Sir gave the prayer. Iowa lost seven...
CRESCO - Teresa Zeimetz is retiring after teaching students for nearly 40 years — the first 14 at Elma preschool, which is no longer in operation, and the last 25 years at Notre Dame Elementary teaching sixth grade. Her most satisfying moments of teaching include “Watching and listening to students...
CRESCO - Julie Wilson is retiring after serving the students of Howard County for 34 years (three at Notre Dame and 31 at Howard-Winneshiek). “I have taught grades 1-8, but most of those years have been spent in the fourth and fifth grade classrooms,” she said. Over the years, Mrs. Wilson has...
CRESCO - Kelly Buehler has taught in the Howard-Winneshiek School District her entire teaching career of 33 years.  Her first year, in 1989-90, was at the Notre Dame Middle School. In the fall of 1990 she was hired at the public school, teaching the TAG Program in grades 3-6 and H.O.T.S (Higher...
CRESCO - Cresco Wildlife Club is hosting a Fight Back class for women. It is being held on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Wildlife Club on the Howard County fairgrounds. It is possible to live your life free from fear.  Female Fight Back is a self-defense course designed specifically...
CRESCO - Each year, Crestwood High School has scheduled two nights where seniors are given scholarships and awards. The Crestwood Dollars for Scholars (DFS) assembly was held on Wednesday, May 4 and the awards ceremony was held on May 11. Al Voyna, President of the Board of Directors for DFS, told...
CRESCO - Jason Passmore, Executive Director of Howard County Business & Tourism (HCBT), introduced Sue Barnes, 1st Vice President of Howard County Economic Development (HCED), who welcomed all to the annual awards banquet. Barnes noted the pleasure of being in person again and extended a...

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