• Joshua Krehbiel of Elkhart was recently sworn in as a Midshipman in the U. S. Naval Reserve at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, N.Y. Krehbiel was nominated by Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst and Congressman David Young of Iowa’s Third Congressional District.


• U.S. Air Force Airman Austin Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.


The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.


Smith, a 2017 graduate of North Polk High School, is the son of Bridget A. and Perry W. Smith of Alleman.


• Megan and Miranda Murphy, business administration majors from Alleman, have been selected for the 2017 Homecoming Court at Wartburg College.