Education

Little Falls Community High School won the Minnesota State Personal Finance Decathlon Championship April 14 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The school also took second place. Little Falls last won the state title in 2012. Little Falls students Jessica Durfee, Vanessa Meschke, Jack Schulte and Blake Toso won the championship, while students Noah [...]

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Royalton High School (RHS) has named Deserae Hellickson, daughter of Adam and Cheryl Hellickson, as its March Student of the Month. Hellickson stays busy with her involvement in National Honor Society, FFA, Tech Club, Youth Energy Summit, We Create Change and Feed My Starving Children. “It’s been my pleasure to have Deserae as a Tech [...]

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By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent Two graduating seniors have been named April Students of the Month at Pierz Healy High School. Brittany Smieja, daughter of Mark and Annette, and Beth Stuckmayer, daughter of Natalie and Kevin, are known for their exemplary work ethic, high academic standards, leadership potential and participation in numerous extracurricular activities. Ruth Stuckmayer, business [...]

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Michael Fregin, son of Roger and Kris Fregin, has been chosen as the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) Boy of the Month for March. Fregin carries a 3.51 grade point average and is involved in a variety of high school athletics, including baseball and football, earning varsiety letters and two years of basketball. Fregin [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has approved the Swanville School District’s Statutory Operating Debt (SOD) plan. The school will now work carefully to cut spending from its operating budget. The School Board approved an option that will save the school $239,396 during the 2014/2015 school year. To make the budget cuts [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Leaders in local education feel their districts have already implemented much of what is included in the Safe Supportive Schools Act, signed into law Wednesday by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. The legislation, called the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, authored by Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis and Rep. Jim Davnie, DFL-Minneapolis, is [...]

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Mathew Massmann, son of Jeff and Connie Massmann of Little Falls, was chosen as February Boy of the Month at Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) by the Little Falls Exchange Club. Massmann holds a 3.19 grade point average and is very involved in athletics, competing on six conference championship teams and as an individual [...]

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Upsala High School staff has chosen Aaron Ripplinger as the February Senior High Student of the Month. He is the middle son of Matthew and Rhonda Ripplinger. Ripplinger has been on the A Honor roll throughout high school. He is taking several college classes this year, making the President’s List at Central Lakes College fall [...]

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