Following is a sampling of the comments made during the public forum at the Denison School Board meeting on Tuesday evening. More comments will be added to this post on Wednesday.
Students filled the circle by the Wall of Pride outside Denison High School at around 10 a.m. today in a walk-out and rally and to ask the administration to conduct an external investigation into the use of a racial slur said by a teacher at the school last week.
“The Holiday Open House and Recipe Walk is really the kickoff for the holidays in Denison,” said Crawford County Tourism Coordinator Blair Weigum.
Phyllis Mendenhall, of Defiance, attaches an ornament to a Christmas tree near the lobby of the historic McHenry House in Denison, in preparation for the Twelve Days of Christmas celebration that begins this Saturday. Rooms at the McHenry House have been decorated in the Twelve Days of Chris…
“The purpose of the program is to not only give the attendees a bit of history about the Holocaust, but to show how we can use the lessons of that dark time of humanity to create a better world today,” said Brad Wilkening of Ankeny.
Twenty-five Denison Middle School (DMS) students will perform at the Southwest Iowa Bandmaster’s Association (SWIBA) Middle School Honor Band concert tonight (Friday, November 15) at the high school Fine Arts Center.
Students looking for insight into how to seek scholarships may want to consider attending the “Cash for College” workshop at Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) in Denison next Monday night.
With winter and more snow approaching, the Denison City Council adopted an ordinance last week that will allow the city to have vehicles towed if a vehicle hampers the snow removal process.
Grief and the Holidays, a one-night program to help those dealing with any type of loss, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, in the Fireside Room at the First United Methodist Church, 113 South 14th Street, Denison.
Denison’s next mayor may be more recognizable to the public in her usual environment - planting or weeding flower beds uptown and throughout the city or standing with a paint brush in her hand as she works on a community improvement project.
Keurig Dr Pepper and Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) will honor one of the nation’s combat-wounded heroes, retired U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Juan ‘Carlos’ Ortiz, at a the Denison Walmart on Veterans Day – Monday, November 11 - where he will be recognized for his service and sacr…
As designated by proclamation of the mayor, the City of Denison’s fall open burning period will begin at sunrise this Saturday, November 9, and conclude at sunset on Sunday, November 17.
Updated at 11:26 a.m. 11-6-2019: A notice to withdraw suspension was filed on Wednesday, November 6, in the Buena Vista County case.
Terry Lally has seen a lot of changes to the bridges of Crawford County in his 45 years with the county bridge crew, said Crawford County Engineer Paul Assman.
“We’re in the countdown week and a half, so now’s when everyone starts to get a little stressed because we really want it to be perfect,” said Laurel Olsen, language arts instructor at Denison High School (DHS), on Wednesday of this week.
Western Iowa Networks (WIN), which is the umbrella over Breda Telephone Corp, Westside Independent Telephone Company, Prairie Telephone Company and Tele-Services Ltd, has now assumed operations of Arcadia Telephone and Monarc Technologies in Denison.
Nine Denison High School (DHS) students have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as members of the 2019 All-State Music Festival.
Malachi Esteves, a 6th grade Schleswig Community School student, was selected for participation in the 34th annual statewide Opus Honor Choir Festival, the highest vocal honor for middle school students across the state.
One of the highlights of the “Down at the Farm” fall festival at the Yellow Smoke Park Nature Center on Saturday was the release into the wild of a hawk that had been injured by a car.
This year, instead of the usual youth day, Crawford County Shooting Sports on Saturday hosted the Boy Scouts and volunteers who spent the weekend at Yellow Smoke Park for the Ohwahnasee District Fall Camporee.
“Yellow Smoke Park is absolutely gorgeous, right now,” said Crawford County Naturalist Kelly Sonnichsen. “The leaves are beautiful and the tall grasses are starting to turn a red-brown color.”
About 100 Boy Scouts and 20 volunteers will descend on Yellow Smoke Park this afternoon (Friday) for the Boy Scouts Ohwahnasee District Fall Camporee.
The Denison Public Works Department will offer free pumpkin disposal at the bottom of the Denison Hillside near Highway 30 and 7th Street from Friday, November 1, through Tuesday, November 4.
“We want to raise awareness on how employers can tap into the potential that people with disabilities provide,” said Edgar Ramirez, IowaWORKS workforce advisor. “They’re a good resource.”
On October 17, the Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) took up a complaint filed by Peggy Staley, a Charter Oak City Council member, in regards to an open records request about the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system tower on Ridge Road. Beth Vogt and Jared Beymer also signed onto that complaint.
Arlan Ecklund and Kent Hollrah point out that their years of coaching youth is not out of the ordinary, and for that reason, they have never wanted to be singled out.
“I’d say we’re moving right along with harvest,” said Mike Witt, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomist for Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Shelby, Audubon and Guthrie counties.