Education

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Coborn’s Inc., an employee owned business, granted $2,000 to five Morrison County Schools to promote healthy food and life choices by students. The schools benefiting from the grants are Lindbergh Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Little Falls Community Middle School, all in Little Falls; Dr. S.G. Knight Elementary School in Randall; and [...]

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By Lorae Vardas, Correspondent The February Students of the Month at Pierz Healy High School are Katelyn Athman, daughter of Leon and Karen Athman, and Derek Spaulding, son of Danita amd Kevin Spaulding. The senior classmates are being honored for their high academic standing, leadership qualities, participation in a variety of school activities and good [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Little Falls Community High School Principal Tim Bjorge told the School Board he was looking to change from a six- to a seven-period school day for the 2014-15 school year. “With a six-period day, the students have no time for electives,” said Bjorge at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. “A seven-period day [...]

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Burke living life fully while blind, speaks about being bullied by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Molly Burke was four years old when she first heard the diagnosis “retinitis pigmentosa.” She was too young to fully comprehend that she would one day live in the dark. Having found hope after being viciously bullied and learning to live [...]

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K-2 students learning language and culture by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Spanish words and phrases are heard ringing in the halls and classrooms of Royalton Elementary School during the first year of expanded Spanish instruction in the district. “It’s been a dream for a lot of years to offer a foreign language here,” said Elementary Principal [...]

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Austin Schmitt also awarded star in Proficiency Dairy Production – Placement by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Royalton FFA Chapter President Austin Schmitt continues to lead his peers forward in greater agricultural experience and knowledge. He was approved to receive his State Degree at a regional event in Staples Feb. 8, and will be rewarded for his time [...]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The fee for Royalton’s preschool program will remain at $500 for the 2014-2015 year. There are improvements to the program being considered by the School Board. Community Education Coordinator Sarah Funk presented information regarding the program at Monday’s board meeting. Two main topics of discussion included whether to offer a [...]

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Fifteen percent of districts refuse children a hot meal if they cannot pay  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer For six years, Legal Aid has been advocating to prohibit the practice of denying hot lunches to low-income children who have insufficient funds in their lunch accounts. Legal Aid Attorney Jessica Webster said that about one-third of Minnesota [...]

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