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‘See the World’ challenge gives international students platform to show off their culture

Iowa Wesleyan University students Trinity Hudson, Desmonica Huffman and Rhazsanee Simmons were honored to be asked to perform the step routine they arranged for Black History Month in February again during Retro Radiothon on Saturday, March 24. With flags from the 29 nations represented at Iowa Wesleyan University (IW) lining Ruble Arena during the “See… Continue reading ‘See the World’ challenge gives international students platform to show off their culture

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HCHC hiring new OB-GYN to start in June

The hospital has been searching for a replacement for 13 months Henry County Health Center is in the process of hiring a new OB-GYN. The hospital has been searching for 13 months for someone to take over the services of former OB-GYN Dr. Robert Smith with his retirement in October 2017. When CEO Robb Gardner… Continue reading HCHC hiring new OB-GYN to start in June

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1 MPCHS student joins National School Walkout Wednesday to protest violence in schools

Jude Beasley, the lone protester, says she did it because ‘it’s respectful’ to students who died in Parkland shooting At 10:02 a.m. Wednesday, Jude Beasley confidently pushed open the front door of Mt. Pleasant Community High School and walked out of the school by herself, joining thousands of students across the U.S. who walked out… Continue reading 1 MPCHS student joins National School Walkout Wednesday to protest violence in schools

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Josh Larson follows in the footsteps of ‘father of space science’ James Van Allen

MP native goes to Norway, becomes one of first U.S. citizens to participate in rocket launch program University of Iowa senior Josh Larson was fiddling with his phone trying to get it to record as the countdown to launch the rocket he helped design commenced. Before he knew it, the rocket had taken off and… Continue reading Josh Larson follows in the footsteps of ‘father of space science’ James Van Allen

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Local school administration takes a closer look at emergency procedures after Florida shooting

There’s no copy and paste plan when it comes to keeping schools safe. For law enforcement officers in Henry County, that means encouraging school administration, teachers and students to use their best judgment to run, hide or fight in the event of an active shooter in their building. After 17 were left dead in the… Continue reading Local school administration takes a closer look at emergency procedures after Florida shooting

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City cooperating with private resident on plans for new housing development

A proposal for a new housing development has prompted the city of Mt. Pleasant to review their ordinance regarding the City Code on Modular, Manufactured and Mobil Homes. During the Mt. Pleasant City Council meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the council went through the first reading of the proposed amendments to the ordinance, which brings… Continue reading City cooperating with private resident on plans for new housing development

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County sanitarian terminated after criminal investigation opened

A criminal investigation is underway into the duties carried out by former sanitarian of Henry County, Jodi Sutter, after she was terminated from her position on Feb. 8. Sutter has previously been refered to as the county’s environmental specialist. In three closed session meetings, the Board of Health began investigating the receipts and expenditures for… Continue reading County sanitarian terminated after criminal investigation opened