DES MOINES, IOWA (March 1, 2024) — Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Allamakee and Clayton

Mary Fernald Schrenker is pictured second from left, along with her husband and two children. Janet Bender is closest to Mary

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 1, 2024) — Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement in response to the Iowa House passing a bill to reform Iowa’s AEA system:

CLIVE, IOWA (March 1, 2024) — March Madness is almost here for college basketball fans, and that means it’s time for Pulled Pork Madness for Iowans who love delicious pulled-pork sandwiches. The Iowa Pork Producers Association is accepting nominations for the restaurant that serves up Iowa’s best pulled-pork sandwich. The annual contest started Friday morning.

WHITEWATER, WISCONSIN (March 1, 2024) — Kaitlyn Collins from Cordova, Illinois, who is studying Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is representing the university as a student teacher during the spring 2024 semester.

Collins, a student in UW-Whitewater's College of Education and Professional Studies, is serving as a student teacher in Special Education in the Milton school district(s) through the end of the school year.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 1, 2024) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced $1 million in initial funding for competitive grants available through the Iowa Department of Education to support school districts that partner with or create local child-care centers to help more high-school students earn a national child-development credential.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 29, 2024) — Governor Kim Reynolds recently announced that sixteen communities have been awarded a total of $8 million in grants to advance water-quality projects. The funding is made available through the Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment Financial Assistance Program, which was created as a part of Senate File 512, the first legislation signed into law by Gov Reynolds in 2018.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 29, 2024) — Ever wonder how you can give back to those that have led the way for our world as we know it today? Here is your chance to help! We have many opportunities and ways to give your time, efforts, and energy!

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (February 29, 2024) — Lauren Anderson's experience at Monmouth College is a lesson in the value of testing preconceived notions.

PELLA, IOWA (February 29, 2024) — A pillar of a Central College education is community service and civic engagement. In Spring 2024, 115 Central students are participating in a service-learning opportunity to build civic engagement.

Peyton Bytnar of Bettendorf, Iowa (52722), is helping Rock Steady Boxing with a Disability in America project, in Pella, Iowa. Bytnar is a member of the Central Class of 2024.