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Drug free is home free!


Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Education

Drugs..drugs are dangerous. Staying drug free is a commitment all kids should make. It would even be a good idea for adults to become drug free. But, like all things, it's a choice. And, you and only you, can make that choice. D.A.R.E. has helped me understand that drugs can do permanent damage to the body that can affect my everyday lifestyle. In my D.A.R.E. experience, I have learned that there are 200 known poisons in tobacco. Unbelievable! Tobacco also contains nicotine, a substance that causes addiction, making it hard for smokers to quit.

I feel that it is very important to enforce drug awareness to children and teens. The things they learn in D.A.R.E. classes can save their lives someday. It is a known fact that 30,000 people die a year from secondhand smoke. So, all you people out there who think they are absolutely safe from the affects of smoking, be aware that the people you hang around can also affect your health. D.A.R.E. has impacted my life. It has encouraged me to help people in new ways. My aunt recently had a stroke, and she is a smoker. If she had not been a smoker, she might not have had that stroke. We also had a speaker, Dave Murkle, come and talk to us about how drugs affected his life. He explained to us that the people were giving him drugs when he was a kid. The people who he thought were his friends, didn't even care about him. They just wanted the money out of his pocket. So be conscious of who you hang out with. They might just be wanting your money, not your friendship.

So, to sum this all up, I would like you to know that drugs such as marijuana, heroine, methamphetamine and all the rest, DO kill innocent people. Drugs are evil, and the farther you stay from them, the better person, parent, child, and friend you'll be. Staying drug free can be hard; it's understandable. But if you try your absolute hardest, you can accomplish anything. Like all things, it will take some practice and time. Whether you are drug free or not, I hope this essay has helped you. Take my advice and keep your head high, your chin up, and proudly say "no" to drugs and alcohol, with a smile on your face!

Rushford-Peterson approves public hearing

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Education

Industrial Technology teacher Mark Winkels, who was placed on unrequested leave by the board on April 29th, has requested a public hearing regarding his position. The board has been working since the special meeting to determine what courses Winkels ..... 
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Chatfield School Board discusses Potter Center for the arts

Fri, May 21st, 2010
Posted in Education

Potter Center for the Arts, state funding, and a proposed walking path were all topics of discussion at the Chatfield School Board's meeting on May 17, 2010. All members except F. Mike Tuohy were present. Two students and adults representing the Cha ..... 
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Rushford Peterson school board proceeds with cuts

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

A room full of determined parents and students. A stopwatch displayed on an overhead projection screen. At hand, the fate of five R-P staff members.

While this could have made for a tense gathering, the special meeting on Thursday, April 29t ..... 
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Education Minnesota urges governor to sign bill saving schools hundreds of millions of dollars

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 7, 2010 - A bill that would save Minnesota schools hundreds of millions of dollars while improving health insurance for thousands of school employees now awaits Gov. Tim Pawlenty's signature. The bill, which creates a statewide h ..... 
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Harmony American Legion Auxiliary announces Girls State

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Harmony American Legion Auxiliary is proud to announce that Nashia Soland has been chosen to represent Harmony at the 64th annual Girls State program to be held June 13-19, 2010, at Bethel College in St. Paul. Soland is the daughter of LuVerne a ..... 
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Lanesboro High School student receives University of Minnesota Science Achievement Award

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in Education

Dana Sautter, a student at Lanesboro High School, has received a Science Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). In addition to the award, Sautter also received a $200 ..... 
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AgStar Offers Grant to Support Ag Education in High Schools

Tue, May 4th, 2010
Posted in Education

MANKATO, Minn. (May 4, 2010) - AgStar Financial Services' Fund for Rural America, a corporate-giving program, is proud to once again offer a grant supporting equipment for agriculture classrooms. The AgStar Fund has approved $50,000 for this program ..... 
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YOUNG WRITERS TO MEET

Mon, May 3rd, 2010
Posted in Education

The Hiawatha Valley Education District will host the annual "Young Writers' Conference" on May 13th and 14th, 2010 at Winona State University. There are over 1,000 students from grades 3-8 registered from the following schools: Arcadia, Caledonia, Ch ..... 
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