Raymond Helmuth of Cambridge took part in the Preliminary Auctioneer Contest at the 2016 Iowa Auctioneers Association Convention. Helmuth has advanced to the Bid Calling Finals, which will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Iowa State Fair.

Katlynn Oxley of Nevada has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester at Mercy College of Health Sciences. To qualify for this academic recognition, students must attain a GPA between 3.50 and 3.749 in their most recent semester.