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SWV Winter Concert held Dec. 15 PDF Print E-mail
Written by J Wilson   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:06


Murder mystery Madrigal held at Opera House PDF Print E-mail
Written by J Wilson   
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 20:47

The Corning Opera House Madrigal Dinner production of Murder Most Fowl was held Dec. 5-7. Community singers and actors, under the direction of Cheryl Thompson, presented a comical murder mystery accompanied by songs and carols to be enjoyed during a feast. Pictured XXX King Wes Ray and Queen Andrea Nett inspect the golden egg and XXX Detective Inspector Upson Downey played by Pete Nett deducing who could be the murderer of the golden goose.

Palmer signs to SWCC volleyball squad PDF Print E-mail
Written by J Wilson   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:55

Southwest Valley High School Senior Marie Palmer signed a Letter of Intent on Nov. 19 to play volleyball next year for Creston’s Southwestern Community College.

“We are really looking for her as a middle hitter,” said SWCC Coach Ting Liu. “She’s tall, has athleticism and we are counting on her.”

“I’ve had other schools looking at me, but it just wasn’t the right fit for me,” said Palmer, who plans to transfer to Northwest Missouri State University and study Special Education or Spanish Education down the road.

A four-year starter in high school, Palmer topped the Timberwolves in the 2014 season with 348 kills and 53 blocks. She was recently named to the First Team All Pride of Iowa Conference.

With experience playing a full rotation and with strong serving and receiving skills beyond her net game, Palmer looks to be a key player in a rebuilding year for SWCC, which will possess only three returning players next season.

“It’s bittersweet,” said SWV Coach Lindsay Wetzel. “I’m very proud of her and very happy that she’s going to play at the next level. She definitely has the athleticism to do that. It’s sad for me. She’s been a real workhorse for us. Her shoes will be hard to fill.”

Marie Palmer, second from right, signed to play volleyball with the SWCC Spartans next year. Pictured left to right are SWCC Coach Ting Liu, SWV Coach Lindsay Wetzel, Marie Palmer, and Marie’s father, Marvin Palmer. Photo by J. Wilson


Parade lights up the night PDF Print E-mail
Written by J Wilson   
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 18:04

The 18th Annual Lighted Parade lit up Davis Avenue in Corning on Nov. 29, as the Peckham family, POET Biorefining and the Jasper Specialists 4-H Club placed first in the family/individual, business/commercial and community organization/non-profit categories.

“The parade was fantastic with 18 entries!” said Chamber of Commerce Director Wendi Boswell.

While Santa Claus’ visit to his Central Park workshop was a highlight for many, POET Biorefining was honored with a plaque for their generous gift toward the Central Park Holiday Lighting Project.

Judges for the parade were Corning Mayor Courtney Turnis, Adams County Recorder-elect Jamie Stargell and Kyle Chafa.

Parade Results


1st Place – The Peckham Family

2nd Place – Peterson Horse and Wagon

3rd Place – Greatest Gift the Trichel Family


1st Place - POET Biorefining

2nd Place – Southern Hills Vet

3rd Place – CHI Health Mercy Corning

Community Organization/Non Profit

1st Place – Jasper Specialist 4H Club

2nd Place – Adams County Shriners

3rd Place – Corning Rotary

POET Biorefining was recognized for its donation toward the Central Park Holiday Lighting Project and placed first in the Business/Commercial Category for its Lighted Parade entry on Nov. 29. Courtesy Photo

Stalcup wins three major 4-H awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by J Wilson   
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 17:39

To recognize the accomplishments of 4-Hers during the 2013-14 season, the Adams County 4-H Awards Program took place at the Southwest Valley High School Auditorium on Nov. 16.

Eight-year member Garrett Stalcup walked away with three Major Awards: the Danforth, I Dare You Award, the Ak-Sar-Ben Award and the Agriculture Award.

The Jasper Specialists were named Outstanding 4-H Club, while the Specialists, along with the Prescott 4-H Workers and Happy-Go-Lucky received Community Service Awards and were recognized as 4-Hers for 4-H.

Vicente Butcher was named Outstanding First Year 4-Her, while Norah Lund was recognized for her Outstanding First Year Record Book.

Arnold Maynes received the 4-H Alumni Award, and Friend of 4-H Awards were presented to Cody Konecne on behalf of Crop Production Services and Adam Grundman of the Adams Community Ambassadors.

After recognizing retiring Youth Council Members Kelsie Kinman, Stephanie Shuler and Sydney Maynes, Jason Oathoudt installed the Youth Council for the 2014-15 year. Jasmine Wilbourne, Emily Lauer, Kayley Myers and Cheyenne Goodnight joined Jade Wilbourne, Morgan Shuey, Cody Birt, Payton Thomas, Bryson Rhamy, Jade Petersen, Ryan Allison and Morgan Cline on the Council.

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