Stacy VanDortrecht knows her bees so well she doesn’t bother with protective clothing from the shoulders down when she takes them out of the hive.
While a thunderstorm rattled the building outside, Blakley White showed her poise and character inside on the way to being selected the 2020 Elmore County Distinguished Young Woman on Saturday night.
The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery awarded the first Sylvia McConnell Scholarship for the Arts to 2019 Wetumpka High School graduate Sydney Carmichael.
Wetumpka resident Debbie Herbert’s mystery novel “Cold Waters” spent two weeks on The Washington Post’s bestseller list, three weeks on Amazon Charts top sold and most read list during the same month and was selected as one of six books to be in Amazon Prime’s program in April.
Saturday night, 12 rising senior girls from across Elmore County will participate in the Distinguished Young Women of Elmore County 2020 Scholarship Program.
The Elmore County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Alabama Community Foundation, kicked off scholarship season Thursday by awarding $37,200 in scholarships to 23 Wetumpka High School seniors.
Former University of Alabama star running back Siran Stacy will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual Joe Sewell Memorial Award Banquet May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Wetumpka Civic Center.
The Wetumpka Future Farmers of America Alumni Chapter is organizing an International Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned event in Wetumpka on Friday and Saturday, alumni chapter president William Pierce said.
The Elmore County Commission had a crowd in the historic Elmore County Courthouse courtroom as it conducted business Thursday morning.
With the escalating cost of college tuition and the shrinking job market for college graduates, youths should seriously consider attending a technical school instead, Elmore County Technical Center principal Jimmy Hull said.
Elmore County Public Schools superintendent Richard Dennis confirmed Tuesday a teacher at Redland Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave after a third-grade student and parent alleged improper disciplinary action was taken against the student.
With the passing of spring break, the end of the school year is in sight. Spring assessments are in progress for our third- through eighth-graders, and high school seniors are anxiously looking forward to graduation day.
The Elmore County High School Alumni Committee recently held its 2019 ECHS Alumni Ball at The Eclectic Warehouse, using the proceeds to start a scholarship fund for seniors at ECHS.
Second-graders at Wetumpka Elementary School filled the school’s auditorium on Feb. 28 for the kickoff event of the Liberty Learning Foundation’s Super Citizens program.
When the next superintendent of the Elmore County Board of Education takes over in January 2021, he or she will receive an increased salary of $138,000 yearly, which is in line with other similar school systems across Alabama.
Although the 2020 elections are still two years away, the Elmore County Board of Education took time to look at potentially approving a raise for superintendent Richard Dennis during the Jan. 28 meeting.
According to the results of the annual statewide report card released by the Alabama Department of Education, most public schools in Elmore County have improved over the past couple of years.