PELLA, IOWA (July 2, 2020) More than 325 students were named to the Central College dean's list for Spring 2020.

The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester.

Those named to the dean's list from your area are:

Rebekah Beard of Geneseo

Allison Cheatheam of Davenport

William DeHaan of De Witt

In July 1864, Confederate forces led by General Jubal Early attacked Fort Stevens and Fort DeRussy on the outskirts of Washington DC. Union forces drove them away after two days of skirmishes, but the battle threw a scare into the capital city and constituted a high point in the Confederacy's Shenandoah Valley campaigns.

More than a century and a half later, the Confederates are back in Washington, meeting stiff resistance on Capitol Hill but garnering support from the White House.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 1, 2020)  With the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement taking effect on July 1, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement:

“USMCA is a historic agreement for Iowa families, farmers, and small-business owners. I’m grateful to President Trump, Ambassador [Robert] Lighthizer, and the entire administration for their unwavering commitment to getting this agreement done.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 1, 2020) — COVID-19 has affected more than your ability to go shopping, eat at restaurants, or visit your family. The pandemic has affected your mental health! Join us Thursday, July 16, 12PM, for a Zoom presentation on how to move forward mentally and learn secrets to long-term success and survival.

MANKATO, MINNESOTA (July 1, 2020) The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Dean's lists) for the past spring semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced by interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Matt Cecil.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 1, 2020) — This program is called Mother/Daughter Book Club, but we invite mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, aunts, big brothers, grandfathers, uncles, grandmothers, big sisters, cousins, and best friends to read together this summer.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 1, 2020) This spring, many Iowans spent more time than usual at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social-media newsfeeds were filled with pictures of before and after lawn projects, cupcake baking challenges, and triumphant results of spring-cleaning and purging of closets and drawers to help pass the time. But one important area that may have been passed over in your COVID cleanup is your medicine drawer.

TOPEKA, KANSAS (July 1, 2020) Washburn University is pleased to announce its President's List honorees for the Spring 2020 semester. To qualify for the President's List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade-point average of 4.0.

More than 750 students, including Lora Lalla, of Davenport, qualified for the President's List.

TOPEKA, KANSAS (June 30, 2020) Washburn University has announced its Spring 2020 Dean's List honorees. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled in 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.99.

Jill Wright, of Illinois City, was named as a Dean's List honoree for the spring 2020 semester.