News: DMACC Boone Campus Commencement Ceremony

The 87th Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Boone Campus Commencement will take place at 10 a.m., Fri., May 8, 2015 in the Boone Campus Gymnasium. Nearly 325 Boone Campus students will graduate this spring.  A reception will follow immediately after the commencement in the L.W. Courter Center.
DMACC Boone Campus Liberal Arts student Lindsay Fitzgerald of Boone will welcome family and friends to the graduation ceremony.
Dr. Steve Schulz will deliver the commencement address.  He officially began his duties as the President of North Iowa Area Community College on December 1, 2013.  Prior to coming to NIACC, Dr. Schulz served as the Provost at the DMACC Carroll campus.  From 2004 to 2006, he was the 2 + 2 Coordinator at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.  From 2000 to 2004, he was the Superintendent of the Carroll Community School District.  Dr. Schulz received his Bachelor’s degree in History from Wartburg College in Waverly, his Master’s in Educational Administration from the University of Northern Iowa, his Education Specialist Degree from Drake University in Des Moines, and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State University.

Dr. Schulz grew up in Franklin County.  He and his wife, Cathie, have two daughters, Lindsey and Caitlyn.

Agenda: Boone Park Commission meeting on Monday, April 13, 2015


City Park Office

724 Lincoln Ave.

Boone, IA

7 p.m.




  1. Approval of Agenda


  1. Approval of previous meetings minutes.


  1. Approval of  monthly bills: Cemetery, Park, Pool and Urban Forestry


  1. Presentation of Petitions & Other Communication
  • Library Pool Party- Jamie Williams
  • Partnership with Boone Co. DNR- Andy Bartlett
  • Memorial Tree Planting- Michael Murphy
  • 5K Run Park Foundation Picnic- Landas




  1. Old Business

1.)  Discussion prices for Mc Hose entrance pillars

2.)  Discussion of placement of Freedom Rock

3.)  Sledding Hill –Johnson

4.)  Update on 5K “In My Boots” -Cornelis


  1. New Business

1.)  Attachment for skid loader-Swarts




  1. Superintendent’s Report.


  1. Commissioner’s Report.


  1. Public Comment for Items not on agenda.


  1. Adjournment.



News: Dr. Rudy Daniels to present U.S. Railroad Operations During World War I at James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center

The Iowa Railroad Historical Society/James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a program called U.S. Railroad Operations During World War I. Railroad author, historian and teacher, Dr. Rudy Daniels will present Saturday, April 25th at 2 pm in the James H. Andrew Railroad museum theater. He appears as part of the an upcoming exhibit called Railroads at War opening at the end of May in the museum. This event also is sponsored by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.Dr Rudy Daniels 2015 hi res photo

Dr. Daniels will present a free, informative and detailed slide presentation on American railroads’ contributions, not only to the United States, but also foreign countries. His presentation will cover the impact they had on the outcome of World War I as well as how the U.S. Army operated its own trains with American equipment in foreign lands. Learn little known facts of the military’s involvement in North Russia and Siberia. Find out how the U.S. Army dealt with logistics and challenges in transporting equipment half way around the globe and its impact on people. Learn hidden facts of how U.S. railroad operations in France brought about the signing of the Armistice on November 11, 1918! Don’t miss this unknown and captivating part of unknown railroad history.

Rudolph Daniels is retired Assistant Dean, Department Chair of Railroad Operations Technology and instructor of railroad history at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. He likes to travel throughout Iowa and is an avid historian. Dr. Daniels has written the official history of U.S. railroads, Trains Across the Continent as well as Sioux City Railroads published by Arcadia Press.

If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call Boone County Public Transportation at 515-432-5038 between6:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday-Friday. Rides should be requested at least one day before the date of the trip.

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