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June 7, 2013

Pleasantville Schools losing decades of experience

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CYNTHIA THILL

“I graduated from Norway Community Schools in Norway, Iowa. Following high school I attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree. My first job was in Northwest Iowa in the very small town of Royal (Clay Central Community School District) where I taught K - 12 music for one year. In the fall of 1981 I began work in the Pleasantville Community School District. While at Pleasantville for 32 years I have taught Kindergarten and First Grade General Music. I have also worked with Second Grade and most recently the Sixth Grade students in a General Music setting. I have had many wonderful Seventh and Eighth Grade Choirs and a Middle School Show Choir. At the High School level, I have had the privilege of working with many talented students in small group settings such as madrigal choir, chamber choir, and show choir. Also I have really enjoyed preparing students for State Solo & Ensemble Contest in events of mixed ensemble, male ensemble and female ensemble. A highlight of our year was to perform in Pleasantville for the Senior Citizen Luncheon, as well as in Des Moines for a Christmas performance. So many fond memories of Middle School musicals and High School State Contests. In retirement, I will be looking forward to baking, sewing and crafting much more. I will continue to be involved in my church choir, the Knoxville Community Chorus, and teaching private piano and voice lessons. I also look forward to doing more fly fishing with my husband Dan.”

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  • Shrine Bowl 19.jpg Slideshow: Shrine Bowl Marion County was well-represented at the annual Shrine Bowl in Cedar Falls on Saturday. Football coaches Jay McKinstrey of Pella and Eric Keller of Knoxville led the south team, which won 23-7. The Pleasantville High School Dance Team also played a big role in the pregame festivities.

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    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

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    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fawn.jpg Marion County photo contest winners

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    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

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    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

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    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

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    The Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement drug task force executed a search warrant in Knoxville last night. A man and a woman were arrested. 

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

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