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Orpheum hosts Starch Duo on Dec. 8

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts a performance by Starch Duo on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 pm at the Iowa Veterans Home, 1301 Summit St. in Marshalltown. Ben Schmidt on vocals and guitar and Rich Wagor on upright bass will play the blues standards, old country songs, songs from the American songbook, and impeccably crafted…

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Orpheum asks for an exchange of commitments

By Bob Untiedt Earlier this year, a senior manager at a large company, new to town, mentioned that he and his family came to a movie the Orpheum had offered for free to his child’s elementary school. He said that he was not looking forward to this very much, but his kid really wanted to…

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IVCCD Board approves sale of property

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors met in special session on Nov. 28 to approve the sale of property at 3405 S. Center St. in Marshalltown. A sale price of $285,000 with $5,000 down in earnest money and a closing date of April 19, 2019, were approved by the Board; the buyer…

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IVCCD declares Week of Giving

The Iowa Valley Community College District Employee Engagement Committee has declared Dec. 3-7 as its Week of Giving. During the week, local community college employees and community members are encouraged to support one or more designated projects with donations. All donations will be directed to community college students and/or community charities. The daily designated projects…

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Focus groups scheduled for IVCCD Chancellor search

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors will host a series of forums to provide opportunities for community members, employees and students to have input into the process of searching for a replacement for IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree, who will retire on June 30, 2019. The forums will be conducted by Dr….

Dr. Chris Duree

Duree to retire, IVCCD sets replacement search in motion

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a voluntary early retirement plan application for IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree when it met this week in Iowa Falls. The retirement will be effective June 30, 2019. Dr. Duree was hired by IVCCD in 2008 as Provost for Marshalltown Community College; he was named…

Irish Christmas in America

Orpheum hosts Irish Christmas in America on Nov. 29

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts Irish Christmas in America on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 9 pm at First Baptist Church, 700 E. Olive St. in Marshalltown. Now in its 14th year, the Irish Christmas in America show features musicians and dancers from Ireland performing a spectacular Christmas program. Tickets are $25 and can…

Dr. Robin Lilienthal

Financing a college education

By Dr. Robin Lilienthal For most people a college education is a significant financial commitment. According to a Lumina Foundation report, only 25 percent of American adults believe that college is affordable for all. The Iowa College Aid Commission reports that because of the perception that college is too expensive, many potential students don’t even…

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Orpheum hosts Crystal City on Nov. 3

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts a concert by Crystal City on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 9 pm in Dejardin Hall at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center. The venue is located at 3702 S. Center St. in Marshalltown, on the southwest corner of the Iowa Valley/MCC campus. Tickets are $12.50 and can be…

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MCC Honors Program impresses IVCCD Board

The spotlight was on the Marshalltown Community College Honors Program at last week’s meeting of the Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors. MCC Biology Faculty Dr. Danielle Kness, Honors Program advisor, told Board members that the Honors Program “challenges students to think, analyze, investigate, and discover at a more advanced level than commonly…

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