Camila Christine “CeCe” Barnes was born on June 2nd, 2022. She was 8 lbs 8 oz. and 21.5 inches long. Camila had a full head of hair, a round little face and a very loud first cry. Many of you (students) got to see her grow, predict her gender, her due date, which sibling she’d […]
Beth Weiskircher taught early learning, kindergarten, and jump start at Ekstrand from 1976 until her retirement in 2010 – 33 years of story time, shapes and colors, cheerful bulletin boards, lesson plans, recess duty, warm hugs, and chicken patties on school-made buns. She wiped tears and runny noses, wrangled snow boots and mittens, championed childhood
Ray and Jan moved to DeWitt in the early 1960s where Jan taught in the Central Community School system for 30+ years. Ray is proud to have served his country in the US Army and was a self- employed businessman. Ray and Jan have been strong supporters of community organizations and believe people need to
The Ann (McClimon) Moyna Memorial Scholarship is in honor of the late Ann Moyna, who passed away unexpectedly in 2021 from complications with ovarian cancer. Ann (McClimon) grew up in DeWitt and was a 1985 graduate of Central De Witt High School. After marrying Steve Moyna of Elkader, they moved to Altoona in 1992. Ann
Bill and Ruth were married in DeWitt in 1959. They raised two daughters, Karen and Lori, in the Central DeWitt Community School District, the same district Ruth graduated from and later taught in for over 30 years. Bill served in the U.S. Navy and was later employed by Chemplex. Education and specialized training is so
Tom Capper was born in DeWitt, IA and graduated high school in 1963. He loved growing up in DeWitt, especially seeing the pink and purple sunsets from the window of his childhood home. While it’s a small community, he saw what a difference was made by the cultural value DeWitt residents put on raising up
Both Gary and Mary were raised in the Quad city area. Gary grew up and attended school in Davenport and Mary in DeWitt. After moving away from the area, Gary for military service in Vietnam and Mary to attend College, they returned and both graduated from the University of Iowa. They moved to DeWitt in
DeWitt resident Sally Banowetz passed away in 2020, but her memory lives on through a memorial endowment fund in her honor. Sally and her husband, Paul, had 15 children, 40 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren. The Banowetz family decided to create a lasting legacy to honor their parents by establishing The Paul and Sally Banowetz
LincolnWay Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, has established the David A. and Sandra K. Deke Scholarship endowment fund. Endowed funds support perpetual giving with annual payouts, and distributions from the Deke Scholarship Fund will support Central DeWitt High School seniors for generations to come. “We hope our scholarships will go
Jim Owen grew up in Camanche, Iowa, in the 1940’s and 50’s. Graduating from Clinton High School in 1955, he then joined the United States Air Force for five years. He served in the Middle East and California during those years. Jim married Wilma Behr of DeWitt in 1957. They had two boys, Jim in
Don Thiltgen was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. In junior high he played football, basketball and loved track. He lived two miles from school, so after practice he walked home, but most often times, he ran to increase the strength in his legs. When he got home from school, his job was to prepare
Three generations of the Kilburg Family have called DeWitt home. The Kilburg Family Scholarship honors the memory of family members who were lost too soon and the Family’s continued commitment to the DeWitt community. Darwin and Judy moved to DeWitt in 1971 where they built a business (D&D Chevrolet) while raising three daughters. Kris (Lindsly),
Music and creative arts were always important to life-long Clinton County residents Elvis and Evelyn. Scholarships awarded to student with emphases in fine arts
Dr. Tubbs and Myra are graduates of Iowa State University. Dr. Tubbs has a PHD from Cornell University and president of First Central State Bank and Onward Holding Company. Scholarship is awarded to a student attending Eastern Iowa Community College.
On July 24th 2007, Mitchell left us due to injuries he sustained in a car accident. He would have been a Senior in 2008 at Central High School.
On May 11, 1981, during the course of the evening’s business meeting and 4-H presentations, an explosion occurred in the house that held 27 people (4-H members, their parents, siblings and leaders) and severely injured many of them. It was a miracle that no one lost his or her life that night.
Lillian Marie Hall was born on October 12, 1905, marrying Leslie “Kelly” Fell in February 1927. Lillian worked as a bookkeeper at Peters Motor Company in DeWitt. Volunteering was always part of Lillian’s life. She volunteered for bloodmobiles, Pierian Club, and served Noon Lion Luncheons for the many years. As a member of the First
Florence M. Galitz Schrader lived for eighty three years in DeWitt Iowa. She was educated, married, and worked in the community. Florence attended Dewitt Schools, married Charles C. Schrader and worked at the Iowa Mutual Insurance Company until her retirement in 1968. Showing her appreciation to the community, Florence included a Central Scholarship in her
Donald Gene Henricksen was born in April of 1942, growing up in DeWitt, graduating from DeWitt High School in 1960. Don continued his education in finance at the University of Iowa, graduating in 1967. Farming in Clinton, Scott and Jackson Counties following his graduation. Don was farming 1600 acres in 1981. Patricia McDonald and Donald