The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


January 23, 2014

Honoring academic achievement

CLINTON — If she’s ever in need of a doctor, a dentist, a lawyer, or a leader, Clinton High School Principal Karinne Tharaldson Jones said Wednesday she’d feel comfortable from the litter of 35 new National Honor Society members.

“Aren’t they awesome?” said Tharaldson Jones, during closing remarks of the Clinton High School NHS induction ceremony. “This is not easy to do. As principal of this building, I get the opportunity to see each of those unique potentials.”

Following her comments, 28 Clinton juniors and seven Clinton seniors could finally call themselves members of an elite group.

The National Honor Society is a national program that compares students through standards throughout the country. It uses measurements that quantify leadership, scholarship, service and character. Often times, said Tharaldson Jones, students must show what they do outside of school as well as within to qualify.

Tharaldson Jones said Clinton has a number of outstanding students that attend. Not all of them comprise the program.

“It provides us an opportunity to see what the kids do throughout the community,” she said.

This year’s group, Tharaldson Jones said, was typical of others.

During the ceremony, the inductees were given words of wisdom from peers and teachers. Students Jacob Simpson, Cyrus Colah, Mitchell Leonard and Daniel Fullick spoke to four cores of the program.

“The most important characteristic of being a leader is to be able to take a group somewhere it’s never been,” Simpson said.

He further encouraged his peers to continue this pursuit.

“Good deeds are done out of personal desire,” Fullick said. He encouraged the inductees to seek “Righteousness for the sake of righteousness.”

The students were also given words of encouragement from someone who taught them.

“If you’re here, it’s because we feel you best represent what it is to be a member of the National Honor Society,” English teacher Cathie Adkins said. She said while not all of the students had her, this group held close to striving for higher learning.

Text Only
  • Meet Your Neighbor: JR Kuch takes the reins at Clinton High School

    Working as a high school helper during his senior year at North Scott High School, JohnRyan "JR" Kuch first stepped onto the path of teaching and administration.

    July 26, 2014

  • Evergreen job fair in the works

    The Clinton Regional Development Corp. and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce are lining up companies to participate in a job fair exclusively for the soon-to-be displaced employees of Evergreen Packaging.

    July 26, 2014

  • Zeiser photo 85 years a nun By Brenden WestAssistant EditorCLINTON — There are things you outlive over a lifetime.Sister Bertha Zeiser, 103, grew up in a Clinton County town that no longer exists (formerly known as Browns); the house she was born in is now a cornfield somewhere

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • cleaning supplies Don't judge mothers with messy homes

    I was building shelves in my garage when a neighbor girl, one of my 4-year-old daughter's friends, approached me and said, "I just saw in your house. It's pretty dirty. Norah's mommy needs to clean more."

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Technology plays key part in battling police brutality (with VIDEO)

    Allegations of police brutality are nothing new -- as long as there has been law enforcement, citizens have registered claims that some officers cross the line. But in the last few years, the claims of excessive force are being corroborated with new technology from cell phone cameras, police dash-cams and surveillance videos. 

    July 24, 2014

  • Stewart McCaskill photo McCaskill settles into new role at shoe store CLINTON — An Oklahoma boy at heart, Stewart McCaskill is settling into Clinton and Brown’s Shoe Fit.The 35-year-old has worked with the Brown’s Shoe Fit company for seven years. His brother-in-law, who manages a Brown’s in Colorado, brought Stewart i

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Darth Vader is polling higher than all potential 2016 presidential candidates

    On the other hand, with a net favorability of -8, Jar Jar is considerably more popular than the U.S. Congress, which currently enjoys a net favorability rating of -65.

    July 23, 2014

  • Darryl Hogue mugshot Hogue will lead River Bend schools FULTON, Ill. — Nearly eight months after opening the search, the River Bend School Board has found a replacement for the retiring district superintendent Robert “Chuck” Holliday.Darryl Hogue, principal of Morrison Junior High School, in Morrison, Ill

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22-14 water 2 Rotary Club donation gets water to Haitians CLINTON — Nine Haitian communities now have the blessing of clean water due to the work of local Iowa Rotary clubs, including Clinton’s, and the charity Water for Life.Water for Life Directors Joy and Leon Miller have been drilling wells for years as

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22-14 Emily Evans 7 seek pageant crown CLINTON — The time has come for Miss Clinton County Brandy Herrington to pass her crown on to the next lucky contestant and this year the competition is thick.When the event commences on Saturday at the DeWitt Central Performing Arts Center, seven yo

    July 22, 2014 7 Photos

Clinton Herald Photos

Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.