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Kingsland School Board wraps up 2012-13 and looks forward to 2013-14


Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

By Barb Jeffers

The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, June 17, at 6:30pm in the Kingsland Conference Room. Members present: Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Steve Tart, and Gwen Howard. Absent: Troy Asher. Also present was Superintendent McDonald.

The first order of business was the approval of the consent agenda items including the review of the May 20, 2013 minutes, June 2013 bills, special education director contract, policy review, and policy adoption. Motion to approve consent agenda items carried.

In Public Thank You and Recognition the VFW and Steve O’Connor were recognized and thanked for a $500 Robotics donation for next year. The Millers were thanked for supporting the staff appreciation lunch with a donation of $250. The American Legion received thank you for a $500 Scholarship donation and a $500 donation towards the Robotics team for next year. Donations for the new scoreboard were received from several parties including Essig Agency - $2,000, Fowler’s - $2,000, KABC - $6,000, Security State Bank - $2,000, and Valley Home Improvement - $2,000.

The Finance/Facilities Committee met on June 3, 2013. Steve Tart reported the committee’s update on revenue and update on the 2013-14 budget. The Finance/Facilities committee also discussed the Health Care Reform Act and what it entails. A panic button will be installed in June 2013 in all three schools as a safety precaution. The committee discussed building projects, upgrade options, and fire code upgrades.

The Curriculum/Personnel Committee met on June 10, 2013. Deb Larson reported that interviews had been conducted, the tenured teachers list was discussed, and discussed the hiring of a third Kindergarten teacher. The English language curriculum is finished.

The Policy/PR Committee met on May 28, 2013. Kristin Beck reported that the committee discussed first and second readings of policy reviews, public relations, and also held a discussion on the weekly calendar and any changes that should be made.

Athletic Director Speltz reported on spring activities. There are 69 students signed up for spring sports, which is 25 percent of 7-12 grade enrollment. This number is disappointing and has been on the decline for the last two years. The goal of the athletic director is to be better than 25 percent. The fall season is not far away due to the new conference that has been formed the season wil .....
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Barn Dance, Wood-Fired Pizza & Ice Cream

Mon, Jun 17th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff All

WYKOFF, Minn. -- A Solstice barn dance will cap the Land Stewardship Project's (LSP) annual summer gathering on Friday, June 21, at DreamAcres Farm near Wykoff. The public is invited to eat, sing and dance in "Celebration of Food, Family and Farming, ..... 
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Letter about Illinois

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A recent letter to the editor urged us to quit voting for conservative candidates. Only good things would happen if the Democrat party controls the system. There are no Republicans in positions of power in Illinois. Everything i ..... 
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Wykoff Fall Fest Invites Subjects for Sept. Photo Display

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Wykoff Fall Fest Committee in collaboration with the Wykoff Historical Society, the Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative, and Spring Valley photographer Anthony Calabrese, have received a grant through the Southeastern Minnesota Arts council for a pu ..... 
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Old Bank Art Gallery Opens in Whalan, Minn.

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Business Announcements

The Grand Opening for the Old Bank Art Gallery in Whalan, Minn. will be June 22, 2013, from 1:00 – 5:00. The Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30. The public is warmly welcome. The current gallery pieces are ..... 
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Engagement - Glady ~ Hewitt

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Social Scenes

Glady ~ Hewitt Margaret Glady, of Sterling, Ill. and Nicholas Hewitt, of Dixon, Ill. are proud to announce their upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are John and JoAnn Glady, of Wykoff, Minn. and parents of the groom are Mark and Carol Hewitt, ..... 
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Dairy Night on the Farm will be held June 29

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Agriculture

By Barb Jeffers Dairy night on the Farm will be held on June 29, 2013 at Boettcher Dairy near Wykoff, Minn. Curtis and Cheryle Boettcher are in partnership with their sons Brian and Chad to run Boettcher Dairy and are looking forward to hosting the ..... 
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Bank Teller Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Money From Bank

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Police Reports

U.S. Dept. of Justice MINNEAPOLIS--On Wednesday, May 29 in federal court, a 64-year-old woman from the southeastern Minnesota community of Wykoff, Minn. pleaded guilty to embezzling approximately $35,520 from the Security State Bank where she was ..... 
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Engagement - Glady ~ Hewitt

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Social Scenes

Margaret Glady, of Sterling, Ill. and Nicholas Hewitt, of Dixon, Ill. are proud to announce their upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are John and JoAnn Glady, of Wykoff, Minn. and parents of the groom are Mark and Carol Hewitt, of Roscoe, Ill. ..... 
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