Sheldon, Iowa — A new Applied Technology Building is being built at Northwest Iowa Community College, and Sheldon and NCC dignitaries turned over the symbolic first few shovels of dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, April 24th.
The foundation for the building, using GeoPiers has already been constructed.
Several people spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony. Among them was Sheldon Economic Development Director Curt Strouth, who tells us about the building that they’re constructing.
Sheldon Mayor Katricia Meendering says the college’s continued growth since its founding in 1961 is remarkable.
Meendering went on to tell a story about a friend from New Jersey who was looking to get into heavy equipment years ago, when the college was named Northwest Iowa Technical College. She says he checked into NITC and schools in Florida and Texas, but decided to come to Sheldon. Meendering says he’s lived in Sheldon ever since.
NCC President, Dr. Aletha Stubbe says that partnerships are what made the building project possible.
It is hoped that the building will be completed by spring, 2016.