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Lanesboro Elementary named Reward School


Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Principal James Semmen informed the school board that Lanesboro Elementary was recently named one of the Minnesota Department of Education’s 2013 Reward Schools. He explained the Reward Schools include the top 50 percent of all schools, not school districts, in Minnesota. There are 100 schools on the list.

“It’s a pretty big deal,” said Semmen.

The schools are chosen based on their Multiple Measurement Rating, which looks at MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) test scores, proficiency, growth, and achievement of a gap reduction.

“Over the years we have done really well on the MCAs in the elementary,” said Semmen. “I think this year we were chosen based on our growth from one year to the next.”

The school board congratulated the staff, superintendent, teachers, and paraprofessionals for their fantastic work at the elementary.

Dean of students John Smith updated the board about the great start to a new school year, and a very successful homecoming week. He mentioned the school-wide cupcake decorating that took place the Friday of homecoming week, in which 600 cupcakes were decorated by the students, a tradition that started a few years ago and has been very popular.

Smith said the seniors have started fundraising in preparation for the senior trip to Washington, D.C. next spring. He also mentioned the ACT preparation sessions for juniors and seniors. He said they have had a good number of students attending, and they will be having another session in February.

Twenty students attended college and career night, which is a great turnout according to Smith. He said he will be taking students to a Mayo Clinic Career Day in Rochester, Minn. this month as well as a college fair in Rochester.

The board approved the sports sharing agreement with Fillmore Central for wrestling, track, softball, and baseball. They also discussed getting together for a discussion with Fillmore Central, since it has been several years.

Maternity leave requests for Lena Bergo and Hollie Clarke were approved.
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Root River Ag Service and Inc.

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, Minn. --Root River Ag Service Inc., has purchased Spex Feed of Fountain, Minn. The transaction occurred on October 17, 2013. Root River Ag took immediate possession and business operations were not interrupted. Root River Ag Service b ..... 
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‘Swingsation’ benefit gala to feature Prudence Johnson and the Swingsation Orchestra

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Prudence Johnson and the Swingsation Orchestra will wow attendees at this year’s annual gala fundraiser, supporting year-round arts programming of Lanesboro Arts Center. Swingsation will also feature unique auction items, a gourmet dinner prepared ..... 
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Journal writing project: My unique community

By Kaia Hongerholt

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

Small towns may seem like a dime a dozen in Southeastern Minnesota. However that is simply not the case in Lanesboro. People come from all around the country to bike on the famous Root River bike trail that runs through the heart of the community. ..... 
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A cancer story: Striving for normalcy

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

To Karla Strom, “A normal day is a good day.” These normal days are now appreciated much more since a discovery of breast cancer from a routine mammogram around February 28, 2013. Strom had no real symptoms and did not suspect that she would be ..... 
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Lanesboro jewelry artist receives Minnesota State Arts Board grant

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

International award winner jewelry designer Liz Bucheit of Crown Trout Jewelers, Lanesboro, Minn. has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in the area of Folk and Traditional Arts. Influenced by her Norwegian ancestry and traine ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at employee health insurance

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

At the regular city council meeting on October 8, City Administrator David Todd spoke to the council about the Affordable Care Act and city employee health insurance. According to Todd, the city has three choices. They can do nothing at all, since t ..... 
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‘Body Parts’ theme for “Over the Back Fence” community variety show

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

‘Body Parts’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn., with poems, songs and skits about hair, eyes, faces, and more perfo ..... 
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3rd annual Sheep & Fiber Farm Tour

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

Friday, October 11 5-9p.m. - $15.00 Saturday, October 12 FREE 10-4p.m. Sunday, October 13 FREE 10-4p.m. Brochure, Tickets & Info at: www.fiberfarmtour.co ..... 
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