Mt. Pleasant News, News

Public Health appoints new interim director, discusses transition to county

Shelley Van Dorin has been appointed as Public Health’s interim director in light of current director Patti Sallee’s resignation. As Sallee leaves Public Health for other career opportunities, Van Dorin has been charged with seeing the department through the transition as they become a county-based instead of a hospital-based department. During the Board of Health… Continue reading Public Health appoints new interim director, discusses transition to county

Advertisements
Mt. Pleasant News, Sports

New London to play 8-man football next year

NEW LONDON — New London High School will be playing Class 8-Man football next year. The New London School Board unanimously voted on the decision on Monday, Nov. 27, after a brief discussion with coaches of the benefits of switching from class A to 8-man football. The decision was made based off coaching recommendation. “Ultimately,… Continue reading New London to play 8-man football next year

Life & Culture, Mt. Pleasant News

Growing Organic

Jones’ Family Farm’s personal decision behind the trend and how other farmers can grow organic too As Caroline Jones told her story of growing Jones’ Family Farm from the organic soil up, her four-year-old daughter Josephine Jones was begging for a kale smoothie. This isn’t an out-of-the-ordinary request for Caroline, who regularly feeds her children… Continue reading Growing Organic

Life & Culture, Mt. Pleasant News

Black Friday shopping slow but steady tradition in Mt. Pleasant

Cars slowly but steadily crept into Orscheln Farm and Home and Peebles parking lot 10 minutes before 6 a.m. on Black Friday. Peebles, expecting customers lined up at the door for their limited scratch-off deals, saw only about a dozen customers in their first hour of opening. The real action was Thursday afternoon, where both… Continue reading Black Friday shopping slow but steady tradition in Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant News, News

New London installing cameras on school buses, citing safety precaution

NEW LONDON — As an extra safety precaution and to monitor behavior, the New London Community School District is installing cameras on all six of their school buses. One camera will be pointed at the speedometer, one will have a view of the “Stop” arm on the side of the bus and another will have… Continue reading New London installing cameras on school buses, citing safety precaution

Mt. Pleasant News, Sports

New London mulls 8-man football option

NEW LONDON — The parents of New London middle and high school football players are unsure whether or not moving to 8-man from 11-man football is a good idea, but for now, they’re more concerned whether or not this will help their athletes be the best they can be. In an open forum on Tuesday,… Continue reading New London mulls 8-man football option

Mt. Pleasant News, News

Area lawmaker says mental health needs to be priority in New London school district

NEW LONDON — With the holidays around the corner and the New Year on the horizon, the New London School Board invited lawmaker Dave Heaton to discuss with them the legislative priorities for education in 2018 during their meeting on Monday, Nov. 20. Heaton, with Iowa House District 84, said that he doesn’t yet have… Continue reading Area lawmaker says mental health needs to be priority in New London school district