Dana Nicole Koester recently graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Biology. 

Dana competed with the Coe cross country team two years and the track and field team all four years. She also played bassoon in Orchestra and Concert Band and worked as a consultant in the library’s Writing Center. 

Dana will be moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin this summer to start her new career in Quality Control. She is a 2016 graduate of Calamus-Wheatland.


Delaney Brainerd, of DeWitt, was named to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2019-20 academic year.

Brainerd, a school of pharmacy student, was named to the high honor roll.


Wartburg College has recognized 523 students who were named the 2020 Winter/May term Dean’s List.

Area students include: DeWitt: Amanda Brainerd, Rachel Green and Easton Necker; Wheatland: Brett Kelting.