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• Students enrolled in the general business class at Colfax-Mingo began learning the basics of business like supply and demand. These students quickly found themselves looking to the south to analyze the impact that Hurricane Harvey would have on Texas and was shocked to find out how devastating Harvey was. The class took it upon themselves to raise relief funds for Texas and through business operations and event planning was able to raise $616 to donate to the Red Cross. They also contacted Thrivent Financial with their proposal and Thrivent matched the earnings, dollar for dollar, sending $1,232 to the Red Cross for Texas. — Jasper County Tribune


• On Monday, St. Joseph Principal Casey Kettmann went onto the school’s rooftop computer, desk and all, and worked all day on the roof. The Parent Teacher Organization and Kettmann introduced some new incentives to the fall fundraiser the Charger Challenge. He was dunked 105 times in a dunk tank, three students will be “Principal for a Day” and the entire school gets to go to a trampoline park. For $10,000 Kettmann said he would spend his day on the school roof working, so Monday was the day. — Marion Times

West Branch

• Gov. Kim Reynolds called her trip to Scattergood Friends School & Farm “very interesting” especially with the integration of science and practical application. Reynolds visited the private Quaker high school on Oct. 11 touring the farm and sitting down to lunch with the students and staff. Reynolds, whose office encourages more Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education said practical use increases a student’s ability to remember. — West Branch Times


• Come out for some fall family fun from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Jesup. The “Fall Family Festival” will take place at the Jesup Park Pavilion on the corner of Sixth Street and Young Street. Numerous events are planned: face painting, lawn games, bounce house, pumpkin decorating, costumed photos by professional photographer and a bake sale and silent auction. This event is a fundraiser in honor of four-year-old Reed Havlik who was diagnosed with vanishing white matter in 2014. — The Progress Review