Category Archives: Schools

Mar 15

South Hardin sharing agreement extended

July 21, 2015: Architectural elements of Radcliffe’s 1915 school building were preserved when the building was torn down. Currently, Radcliffe Elementary is used for Hubbard-Radlcliffe grades K-5. KLMJ Radio and the Iowa Falls Times-Citizen have both reported that Eldora-New Providence … Continue reading

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Mar 13

Is Mallard school a sitting duck?

October 3, 2016: Beautiful architectural detail on the Mallard school building, which you can see is celebrating its centennial this year. Three years ago, the West Bend-Mallard school board discussed the future of the Mallard school building. At that time, … Continue reading

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Mar 01

Crescent school KEPT OPEN

In a reversal of how these things usually go, the Council Bluffs school board voted to keep Crescent Elementary School open Tuesday night. It’s a Mardi Gras miracle! Parents had very vocally fought to keep the building open (stories: Nonpareil, … Continue reading

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Feb 27

A documentary I want to make

July 21, 2012: Everly’s welcome sign. I mentioned Everly’s unique nickname in a 2015 blog post and someone has set up a website about the Cattlefeederettes’ six-on-six history. With the girls’ state basketball tournament starting, I though I would share an … Continue reading

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Feb 22

A complete history of the Rembrandt school district

July 23, 2009: When the Rembrandt school was torn down in 2002, the gym was left and the former edge sided up. An identification stone from the building was preserved. An alumnus of the former Rembrandt High School has created … Continue reading

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Feb 17

Most of Walnut school will be saved

August 2, 2016: A view of the Walnut school complex. Something to end the week on a little higher note. The town of Walnut will turn its now-closed school into a community center, the Omaha World-Herald reports. The core is … Continue reading

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Feb 16

Ainsworth school will close

It’s been a brutal time for rural Iowa schools. Over three weeks, three towns have been told their only school will close forever and two more districts acknowledged they can no longer maintain their high schools. The third ax to … Continue reading

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Feb 15

Bernard Elementary will close

In what was pretty much a foregone conclusion after the initial news broke in December, Western Dubuque voted on Monday to close Bernard Elementary. Stories: KWWL, KCRG. In the KWWL interview, the district superintendent said it costs twice as much … Continue reading

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Feb 14

Charter Oak-Ute losing high school; new area, acronym champion

(A championship no one particularly wanted to gain. — Ed.) For months I have been waiting to find out what would happen to Charter Oak-Ute. There were rumblings back in October that COU would enter into a one-way whole-grade-sharing agreement … Continue reading

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Feb 13

Laurens-Marathon losing its high school

July 23, 2009: Laurens-Marathon High School in Laurens. There are newer additions to the left. “The busiest little town in Iowa” is about to get less busy. Laurens-Marathon will not have a high school next year; it has agreed to … Continue reading

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