(The following story was published in The Valley News, of Shenandoah, on June 16, 2018. It was written by Editor-in-Chief Tess Nelson.)
SHENANDOAH, Iowa -- Four Shenandoah Community School District employees retired at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. They were, Sandy Hilding, high school principal; Phyllis Fundermann, elementary teacher; JoAn Ullerich, bus driver; and Joe Skahill who was a bus driver, paraprofessional, custodian and transportation supervisor.
Corby Fichter, president of the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation said the dis...
FARRAGUT, Iowa -- When I was asked to join the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation board, my first reaction was that I wasn't really connected to the Shenandoah school system and that it wasn't something I needed to do.
But I have a great deal of respect both for the people who asked me to join and the people who were going to be on the board, so I said yes.
There are three things that have helped me in serving on this foundation board.
One is that Shenandoah is a hub for economic activity for the area and it needs a strong competitive school sy...