Trustees of Black Hawk College have chosen an interim president who'll take over in January. On Thursday the board announced Doctor John Erwin will replace Bettie Truitt after she retires at the end of this month.
A critically acclaimed author will give the commencement speech at Monmouth College in the spring. Min Jin Lee is best known for her second novel, this year's bestseller "Pachinko." Its about Korean families who lived in Japan from the early 20th century through the 1980s.
Rising property values should bring in some new revenue for the United Township School District. Monday night the board of education will discuss a proposed tax levy for next year, with final approval set for next month.