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Kingsland K-6 school year starts with two Pre-Assessment Days


Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

March 16, the Kingsland School Board met in regular session. In attendance were Doug Plaehn, Ann Oeltjen, Kristin Beck, Troy Asher, Deb Larson, and Superintendent John McDonald. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and approval of the consent agenda items.

Superintendent McDonald recognized and thanked several donors, including: NWTF Deer Creek Long Spurs ($150 Trap Team Donation), Custom Alarm ($150 to Youth Soccer Program), Ministerial Association (student clothing donation), Youth Basketball Coaches (Eric Mundfrom, Julie Warren, Toni Kolling, Anna Krahn), and American Legion ($100 Trap Team Donation). He also thanked staff of First Robotics.

In the Public Comments section of the meeting, Kari Grandahl addressed the board and asked them to consider increasing the music staff by adding a half-time position to alleviate the work overload that currently exists. She also suggested finalizing and announcing staff schedules sooner, so that staff can plan ahead for their workload.

In the Spotlight on Education section, five staff reported on PBIS at the high school, which was implemented four years ago. The program focuses on “Respectful, Responsible, and Productive” behavior by students.

Five staff spoke about the KHS reading program for 8th and 9th grade students, and reported significant improvement in overall reading comprehension. The program has been helping students learn the three learning styles (Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic) and discover which style works best for each student. Two staff also reported on reading comprehension progress in 5th grade.

Ann Oeltjen reported that the Teachers On Call system is now up and running, as of March 16. Troy Asher reported on Finance/Facilities, and Deb Larson reported on Policy/PR. Several administrators and staff submitted written reports, and Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg reported on the budget, summarizing that a revised budget for the current fiscal year has been approved. He said revenues and expenditures are below last year, but the main reason continues to be lower enrollment. He said the numbers now are “overall still tracking according to plan” and that he’ll work on ways to shrink the overall deficit budget.

Superintendent McDonald reported that Kingsland had an overall graduation rate in 2014 of 97.86%, which is well above the state’s guideline of at least 90%. He stated that currently .....
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Who will be the next District 1 Commissioner?

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

Q & A with candidates vying for open Fillmore County District 1 Commissioner seat on March 31, 2015. Of 11,930 registered voters in all five districts of Fillmore County, District 1 has the most number of registered voters -- at 2,650. The question ..... 
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Who will be the next District 1 Commissioner?

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

Q & A with candidates vying for open Fillmore County District 1 Commissioner seat on March 31, 2015. Of 11,930 registered voters in all five districts of Fillmore County, District 1 has the most number of registered voters -- at 2,650. The question ..... 
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Who will be the next District 1 Commissioner?

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Government

Q & A with candidates vying for open Fillmore County District 1 Commissioner seat on March 31, 2015. Of 11,930 registered voters in all five districts of Fillmore County, District 1 has the most number of registered voters -- at 2,650. The question ..... 
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Marcia Kay Leibold

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Marcia Kay Leibold, age 58, of Winona, Minn., formerly of Wykoff, Chatfield and Spring Valley, died Tuesday evening, March 10, 2015, at her residence in Winona. Marcia was born February 28, 1957, in Rochester, the daughter of Kermit and Louella ..... 
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Kingsland to join GMLOS Track Cooperative

Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Education

On January 21, a regular meeting of the Kingsland School Board was held; all members were present, including new member Ann Oeltjen, who replaced outgoing member Steve Tart. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by unanimous ap ..... 
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Short Stop remains open with sale

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Progress Edition

Wykoff residents can breathe a sigh of relief as the Wykoff Short Stop will remain open with a new owner. Spencer Wiesner purchased the business from Diane and Larry Anderson on January 2, 2015. Wiesner, who was born and raised in Rochester, ..... 
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Wilbur “Bill” Eickhoff

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Wilbur “Bill” Walter Eickhoff, age 86, a loving husband and father, died Sunday afternoon, January 11, 2015, at his home in Stewartville. Bill was born September 10, 1928, in Fillmore, Minn., the son of Herbert and Dorothea (Niemeyer) Eickho ..... 
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Lyle L. Meyer

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Lyle L. Meyer, age 75, of Rochester, Minn. was called up to the heavens on Sunday, January 4, 2015. He was born on September 4, 1939, in Wykoff, Minn. to Lorenz and Alice (Wondrasch) Meyer. Lyle was raised on the farm and always had the work ethic an ..... 
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