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Kingsland School receives gift of Stars & Stripes


Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

Marlene Niemeyer and Larry Niemeyer present a flag to the Kingsland School Board. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Kingsland School Board met Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All Sschool board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald.

Consent agenda items were approved. In Public Recognition and Thank You recognition was given for monetary donations for the courtyard project to the Osterud/Winter Fund ($1,500), Fillmore County Water and Soil Conservation ($1,800), and Spring Valley Area Community Foundation ($3,000).

Two board members, Gwen Howard and Troy Asher, were each recognized with a plaque for completion of Phase I, II, and III of training from the MSBA. Superintendent McDonald commended Howard and Asher for their hard work and accomplishments. Stacy Rath presented a check in the amount of $15,545 and reported on the Booster Club activities.

Three representatives from VFW Post #4114 were in attendance to graciously donate a flag for the conference room where school board meetings are held. Post Commander Nathan Pike, Larry Niemeyer, and Auxiliary President Marlene Niemeyer presented the school board with a large flag on a flag stand. Following the presentation the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Finance/Facilities Committee reported having met on September 3, 2013 at which time they were updated on projects, toured the offices to see changes made, went over finances, discussed enrollment, equipment needed, and tennis courts.

Curriculum/Personnel met September 9, 2013 where hires, a resignation, and a maternity leave were discussed. A discussion was held on the redesigning of the ECFE program, the new school year and building and facility updates were given.

Policy and PR met on August 26, 2013. The website updates look great and are more user-friendly. The committee talked about Brenda Cassellius and her visit to Kingsland. The committee discussed putting ads in local papers that will be printed soon.

Principal Hecimovich stated it has been a great start to the new school year. PLTW will have a business partnership meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. PLC had a great first Wednesday together. CIS online registration for the English classes at Riverland will be completed. RUR new program has begun. Deadlines were met for the federal programs. Assessments have been reviewed. Homecoming festivities will be held The week of September 23-27, 2013. Royalty has been selected.

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Evelyn E. Powell

Mon, Sep 16th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Evelyn E. Powell, age 88, of Wykoff, Minn., died Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. There will be a time of remembrance for Evelyn, 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 23, 2013, at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff. Friends may ..... 
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Frances W. Brust

Mon, Sep 16th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Frances W. Brust, former Wykoff resident, passed away July 12, 2013 at the age of 94. Frances was the wife of the former Merl Brust and daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Nagel of rural Spring Valley. She is survived by three sons; Fred, Denni ..... 
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Wykoff waste treatment project suffers major setback

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

A representative for WHKS addressed the Wykoff City Council at their meeting on Monday, September 9. The City of Wykoff recently conducted a bidding process for their new waste treatment center and received only two bids. WHKS was hired by the city ..... 
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Tim Penny reaches out to Wykoff City Council

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

By Jackie Horsman Tim Penny addressed the Wykoff City Council at their September 9 meeting to educate them about the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. The foundation has existed for 25 years and Penny has been the president for the past six ..... 
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State Commissioner of Education visits Kingsland

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

By Barb Jeffers Kingsland Schools received a very special visitor on Monday, September 9 when Minnesota State Commissioner of Education, Brenda Cassellius, stopped by to tour the middle school and high school. Ms. Cassellius first toured the mid ..... 
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Facing Wykoff Photo Exhibit Opening Sept 1

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

Facing Wykoff is a public art display of approximately 60 photographs of Wykoff residents taken by Spring Valley photographer, Anthony Calabrese. The photographs will fill the storefronts on the central block of Wykoff’s Gold Street for the month o ..... 
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Elizabeth Ann Schultz

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann Schultz, age 87, of Spring Valley, Minn., formerly of Wykoff, Minn. died peacefully in her sleep, Monday morning, August 26, 2013, at Olmsted Community Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Elizabeth was born April 5, 1926, in Racine Townsh ..... 
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Kingsland prepares for 2013-14 school year

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

By Barb Jeffers The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Kingsland Conference Room. All school board members were present along with Superintendent McDonald. Consent Agenda Items were approved including the minutes review ..... 
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