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This is Catholic Schools Week across the U.S.

January 25, 2015 Catholic Schools Week is the annual opportunity for St. Edmond Catholic Schools to showcase our talents, our students, our faculty and staff, our diversity and most importantly our faith. more »»

Thankful for the thaw

January 18, 2015 Are there any sweeter words in Iowa this time of year than “the January thaw?” For the first time in weeks, possibly months, I wore plain, old shoes to work — not riding (a.k.a. more »»

Plan to attend Hospice Ball on Feb. 7

January 18, 2015 Today, hospice is considered the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness. more »»

We need to fill the Iowa job skills gap

January 11, 2015 As the 2015 Iowa Legislative session is set to convene on Monday, we thought it would be appropriate to give a snapshot of what Iowa Central and our sister community colleges have been doing to help... more »»

We should all test our homes for radon

January 4, 2015 When it comes to reducing your cancer risk, one important step could be right under your nose, or below your feet. more »»

It can always get better

December 28, 2014 A just-released Associated Press poll says Americans are feeling optimistic about 2015. Nearly half think that the coming year will be better for them than the current one has been. more »»

Let’s stay safe this holiday week

December 28, 2014 As 2014 fades away and we enter a new year, we appreciate the opportunity to offer some helpful, and potentially life-saving, advice for our citizens. more »»

FD has seven Little Free Library sites

December 21, 2014 Little Free Libraries is an international organization that, in its most basic definition, provides a “box full of books” for people to take home and read. more »»

Preparing area students for tomorrow

December 14, 2014 This fall semester, Iowa Central Community College concentrated on several career days on campus with the purpose of exposing middle school and high school students, as well as their parents, to a... more »»

Little thieves have upper hand

December 7, 2014 Mus Musculus, which means “little thief,” is the scientific name for the house mouse. more »»

It’s a good time of year for philanthropy

December 7, 2014 As the classic Christmas carol goes “It’s the most wonderful time of the year. more »»

Revisiting the value of gratitude

November 30, 2014 I recently read an article on how to teach children the value of gratitude. That probably strikes people as odd, since I have no children. But, I was interested in the methodology. more »»

Have you heard of Turner syndrome?

November 30, 2014 Turner syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that only occurs in females. It is so rare that only 1 in about 2,500 girls are born with this problem — that’s .04 percent. more »»

This is National Home Care & Hospice Month

November 23, 2014 Home is where the heart is. It’s where lives unfold, where families are raised, and where memories are made. more »»

Great American Smokeout is Thursday

November 16, 2014 The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout on Thursday is the perfect opportunity to quit smoking. more »»

Iowa Central gets key federal grant

November 9, 2014 Iowa Central Community College’s health programs are very excited about receiving the TAACCCT Grant. more »»

A message to animal lovers in our community

November 2, 2014 As the director of Almost Home, I would like to take this moment to thank the many businesses and individuals who have supported us in our cause as a no-kill shelter that seeks to provide animals... more »»

No matter what, there are reasons to vote

November 2, 2014 It’s mere days until the mid-term election, and I certainly don’t have a crystal ball telling me who will win. more »»

A skilled work force is critical for economic growth

October 26, 2014 Iowa Central Community College is here to serve not only students, but the community and area businesses as well. more »»

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 26, 2014 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. more »»



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