StateRoundup

Colfax

• The Colfax-Mingo School Board discussed the potential of sharing superintendent services with Colo-NESCO Community School District at a special meeting Monday night. Superintendent Jim Verlengia said he and the school board president, Mary Poulter, met with Colo-NESCO leaders to discuss the potential of operational sharing. Verlengia said the district reached out to Colfax-Mingo to see if it was interested in sharing a superintendent. Colo-NESCO approved the resignation of their shared superintendent with Nevada CSD on Oct. 16. — Jasper County Tribune

West Liberty

• The West Liberty Public Library offers a challenge to all readers with their Winter Reading Program. This is one of many ways the library is hoping to combat cabin fever. The challenge is simple: borrow a book, read the book, write down on the paper and put the paper in a cup. Every week from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, 2018, a name will be drawn and a prize will be given to the winner. Those who read more books will have their names in the cup more often, increasing their odds of winning a prize. Prizes are smaller at firs, but get bigger at the end. — West Liberty Index

Prairie City

• When driving across the bridge on Highway 117 in Prairie City, the public will be reminded of a dedicated police officer, family member and friend. On the 40th anniversary of Officer Donald (Rusty) Hewitt’s death, two street signs were unveiled in honor of the former Prairie City officer. The bridge that crosses Highway 163 was filled with loved ones last Sunday afternoon as well as a group of locals who put the dedication into action. James Breckenridge, Hewitt’s nephew, said he thought of the idea because he wanted to honor the uncle he had never met. — Prairie City News

Cedar Rapids

• Dr. Rob Callahan, vice president for administrative, enrollment and student services has been a fundamental part of Mount Mercy University since 2012. Callahan will be moving to Lakeshore, Wis., in January to start working as president of Silver Lake College. — Mount Mercy Times