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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 approval of the Consent Agenda items, including first and second readings of a several policies, all of which were noted to have “no changes or non-substantive changes”.

Public thanks were given to the following donors: Osterud More Than Pink donation $911; Osterud Preschool Healthy Snack donation $1500; Osterud Scholarship donation $16,925; Osterud Watchdogs donation $1000; VFW Drama Club donation $100; VFW Trap Shooting donation $300. Next, public comments were welcomed, but none were offered.

Two students reported on FFA happenings, including the upcoming FFA week. First grade teachers Tara Holmen, Meagan Streiff, and Kelly Opseth reported in the Spotlight on Education section, stating that they’re working on getting students to meet reading and math skills goals. In Board Committees, Troy Asher reported on Finance/Facilities, stating that the Board will get a proposed budget revision to consider at the February meeting, and John Dols updated the Board regarding the plans for asbestos removal, and the expected cost. Gwen Howard reported on Curriculum/Personnel, including the status of the district’s decision to use Teachers on Call staffing service. Kristin Beck reported on Policy/PR, stating the Pledge of Allegiance will be recited daily, and that the school is considering offering infant day care, as a way to expand community offerings, but not to compete with other local day care providers.

Principal Hecimovich updated the Board on NAEP assessments, and said the senior class trip has been changed to Chicago instead of Disney World, due to not enough students paying the deposit needed for the Florida trip. Principal Priebe reported on assessments at the Elementary and Middle School.

Athletic Director Steve Hauser reported the “M24 Monster Rig” equipment is fully in use in the weight room, and banners for some teams have been placed in the cafeteria. Special Education Director Micki Breitsprecher updated the Board on training for non-violent crisis intervention with autistic or non-verbal learners, and she said the MDE Due Process Site Review yielded 20 citations, which she feels is “phenomenally low” based on the vast amount of data rev .....
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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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Harry H. Miller

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Harry H. Miller, age 86, of Minneapolis, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 in Crystal, Minn. Harry was born October 4, 1928 in Wykoff to Paul and Amanda Miller. He is preceded in death by wife, Beverly; sons, Richard and Jonathan. He is survived by ..... 
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Irene B. Jacobson

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Irene B. Jacobson, age 95, of Wykoff, Minn., died Thursday morning, December 18, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Irene was born September 24, 1919, on a farm in rural Plover, Iowa, the daughter of O. A. and Bertha (Schoenberger) Zech. ..... 
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Kingsland School to use Teachers On Call service

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland (Spring Valley) school board met on December 15. Members Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard, Steve Tart, Deb Larson, Doug Plaehn, and Superintendent John McDonald were present. The meeting started with a Truth in Taxation hearing at 6:15 p.m. ..... 
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Wykoff approves change order for waste treatment center

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

Wykoff city council held a special meeting on November 18 to speak with a representative from the engineering company hired to complete the new waste water treatment center. At their previous regular council meeting, a change order had been submitt ..... 
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2014 WAHS Christmas tours and concert

Mon, Dec 1st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Wykoff Area Historical Society will celebrate the season with Christmas Home Tours and a Christmas Concert at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff. On Saturday, December 6, Christmas Home Tours will feature area Wykoff homes beautifully dec ..... 
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