McClure on school board for second time
Wed, 07/25/2018 - 5:38pm admin
Marcie Klomp News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
CRESCO - Karlos McClure was on the Howard-Winneshiek School Board for seven years, eight months and moved to a different district, so he resigned in May 2017. Now that Casey Vobr has resigned, after moving out of her district, McClure was able to get on the board in his new district! He took the oath of office at the July 10 school board meeting.
• Cresco Area Clay Crushers were represented by Deana Hageman, Colleen Peckham and Chris Bina. They gave a report on the first-year team.
Hageman was happy to state the students grew individually and as a team in the short time since the program originated less than a year prior. All trap-shooting athletes are allowed to go to the state competition, which Supt. Ted Ihns, Activities Director Greg Hiemstra and Principal Chris Rogne attended early this summer. Hageman noted, “Many of the kids shot the best they had at state.”
She added, “Lydia Harvey shot a perfect 25 on a gun donated by an anonymous friend.” Hageman looked at Ihns and said how excited the competitors were to see them at the event. “The kids said, ‘Did you see who was here?’”
Peckham was happy 19 junior high and 17 senior high students participated.
Over the course of the season, the team shot 37,639 clays!
• Ihns noted in his report the Baseball/Softball Project Committee is to meet Aug. 6 to begin the updating of the fields.
In addition, he said a team will be conducting interviews for the Director of Special Education/Student Services position vacated by Terese Jurgensen. At a special meeting on July 17, Ann Smith was hired to fill the position.
• Wendy Mihm-Herold of Northeast Iowa Community College gave a presentation on the upcoming vote on Sept. 11, 2018 on whether to continue the current tax levy for the school. She made it clear the issue was not a new tax, but a continuation of the old one.
NICC comprises of two campuses (Calmar and Peosta), as well as learning centers in area towns, including Cresco, Waukon and New Hampton.
She asked, “Why say yes to the $39 million bond levy? One in nine Howard County residents are served by NICC. Eighteen percent of 2017 Crestwood High School graduates enrolled at NICC to continue their education, and $3,585,173 in state training funds were secured for Howard County companies by NICC since 1985. That is in support of 1,745 new and existing jobs.”
She went on to say 357 Howard County students enrolled in 3,862 credits, and area high school students earned college credit through NICC, saving their families $1,213,780 in tuition.
Cassie Lidtke, Cresco Center Director, said evening welding classes had nine students, the summer CNA course had 17 students (four from How-Winn and three from Riceville High School), and 12 campers attended the Be Your Own Boss program.
• The board approved the purchase of a 2019 Dodge LX Pacifica through Torkelson-Waukon. Todd Hill voted nay.
• The board approved contracts to A&E Dairy for milk purchases and Pan O Gold Baking Company for breads and bakery items.
• Board members did not approve a proposal from DLR Group to work on the district’s facility plan. They will discuss this issue more at the next board meeting on Aug. 13.