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Retiring first-grade teacher Tonya McCormick, who has worn a few teaching hats at Central Elementary School in Nevada, is joined in this picture by all the kids (who were in school on this day) that she has taught and are still at the elementary school. Photo by Marlys Barker

Honoring Our School Retirees: McCormick turns a full circle at Central Elementary School

Apr 29, 2016 2:22pm

Tonya McCormick of Ames has been putting on her teaching hat for 31 years, the last 19 of those here in Nevada at Central Elementary School.

She started her career at Central in a first-...

A few elementary students in Nevada surround retiring elementary principal Kathy Goecke, who has been principal at the school for 17 years, and with her retirement completes a 33-year career in education. Photo by Marlys Barker

Honoring Our School Retirees: After 33 years in education, Nevada’s elementary principal is moving on

Apr 29, 2016 2:22pm

She’s been at the helm of Nevada’s elementary school for 17 years, but at the end of the present school year, Kathy Goecke will step down to begin the next chapter in her life.

It’s a...

NHS gives back during Day of Service

Apr 29, 2016 2:22pm

The student council at Nevada High School decided to have a Day of Service in honor of Earth Day, April 22. That Day of Service ended up involving all 450 students at NHS and benefited many...

A Gift to the Daniel B. Engler Memorial Fund

Apr 28, 2016 11:43am

On April 12, the shareholders of Nevada Community Bancshares, Inc., held its annual meeting at Indian Creek Country Club.

The highlight of the evening was the gifting of $43,500 to the...

Nevada High School alum Eric Braley is shown conducting an interview. Braley is co-producer of a new IPTV show, Iowa Entrepreneur. Contributed photo

IPTV Premieres New Series, Iowa Entrepreneur

Apr 28, 2016 11:42am

Iowa Public Television will be re-airing one of this year’s newest shows every Sunday morning and Tuesday evening on IPTV.

Why will Nevadans want to watch? One of the show’s producers is...

City approves several items for Nevada Parks and Rec, approves cost analysis for fire station remodel

Apr 28, 2016 11:42am

Nevada’s Parks and Recreation Department received several approvals for purchases during Monday’s City Council meeting.

The council approved a bid of $23,580 to repair cracks and re-color...

NHS students to get Chromebooks next year

Apr 28, 2016 11:41am

Nevada High School students will have new Chromebooks next year after the school board approved the purchase Monday.

Joe Wakeman, director of technology for the school district, said the...

Parking ticket comes to a head at City Council meeting

Apr 28, 2016 11:40am

For the first time in 10 years, a Fitness AdvantEdge customer was ticketed for parking outside that business between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. That $25 ticket, issued back on March 1, has...

Supervisors address concerns over 600th Avenue paving project

Apr 28, 2016 11:40am

A public hearing Tuesday at the Story County Board of Supervisors weekly meeting discussed the possibility of paving 600th Avenue from U.S. Highway 30 to Lincoln Way, and attempted to address some...

New insurance office opening on Nevada’s main street

Apr 28, 2016 11:39am

Farmers Insurance Group has now officially opened up shop on Nevada’s main street.

Located just north of The Talent Factory and tucked underneath a dark blue awning, Kelly Kemp, 47, owner of...