The West Prairie School District has chosen a popular device as its next leap in classroom technology.
High school students will each receive an Apple iPad3 next school year.
Superintendent Jonathan Heerboth said the district has been studying the available wireless devices. He said the district wanted them to be light-weight, robust and have great battery life. The availability of software tipped the balance toward the iPad.
The Hancock County Economic Development Committee has formed three task forces composed of 25 volunteers each.
They are looking for ways to encourage future economic development in the county.
An initial meeting of selected three priorities; job creation, vocational training and entrepreneurship and encouraging residents to shop at local businesses. Each task force will hold an initial meeting in the next few weeks. They will then meet on a quarterly basis.