Local student earns Dean’s List honor

STORM LAKE — Jaci Chandler, of Pella, earned Dean’s List recognition for the fall 2019 term at Buena Vista University Ottumwa.

The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students achieving a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

Pella Community Blood Drive

LifeServe Blood Center is urging healthy community members to give blood to help boost the blood supply as flu season rages on.

LifeServe will be hosting a Pella Community Blood Drive on Monday, Feb. 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 1000 Vemeer Road.

Many regular blood donors have cancelled their donation appointments this winter due to illness. Since blood cannot be recreated in a lab and there is no substitute when a hospital patient requires a transfusion, it’s important that healthy donors step up to boost the blood supply.

Schedule a blood donation appointment online at lifeservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.

Local students named to Drake honors lists

DES MOINES – Eight local students have been named to the Dean’s and President’s Lists at Drake University.

Erin Duenwald, Corey Elliott, Nicholas Finney, Madison Rempe and Kalin Valster, all of Pella, were named to the Dean’s List. Camryn Huyser, Macy Nossaman and Ryan Van Wyk, all of Pella, were named to the President’s List.

To be eligible for the Deans’ List, students must have earned a grand point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2019 semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, students must have earned a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall 2019 semester

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