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Quick news: CHS band receives I rating at state

Published: Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 11:08 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 11:16 a.m. CDT

GLENWOOD — The Creston Panther Marching Band continued its tradition of excellence Saturday during the Iowa High School State Marching Band Festival. The CHS band received a I rating — the highest available rating.

This is the 25th consecutive year the Panther band has received a I rating at state.

“This was the most important event of the year for our band, and we delivered our best performance,” said Mike Peters, CHS band director. “We extended our streak to 25 years. We had several positive comments including judges comments about our show. It all came together.”

Creston, Harlan and Glenwood were the only Hawkeye 10 schools receiving a I rating.

With the marching season now complete, Peters said focus now shifts to concert band, drumline and jazz band auditions, as well as All-State auditions slated for this coming weekend.

Olympian Dan Gable to speak at conference in Osceola

OSCEOLA – Olympic champion Dan Gable will speak at the second annual Southwest Iowa Workforce Summit slated Dec. 17 at Lakeside Casino in Osceola.

The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. Lunch will be provided.

“Dan Gable agreed to speak with us and encourage our community to continue our collaboration efforts in building a stronger workforce,” said Elizabeth Waigand, business services specialist for Iowa Workforce Development. “This summit will also include speakers from local businesses and education providers on strategies they have used to build a stronger workforce.”

Conference topics include successful initiatives already in place, ideas for the next step and making communities strong. Cost is $30. RSVP by Dec. 1.

To RSVP, contact Waigand at 641-782-2119 ext. 41 or email at elizabeth.waigand@iwd.iowa.gov.

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