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Kingsland School District explores idea of additional bus route


Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

Members of the high school Professional Learning Community report to the Kingsland School Board. Pictured are left to right: Steve Tart, Paul Wilson, CJ Boerger, and Jennifer Orth. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Kingsland School Board met on March 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting. All school board members were present.

Consent agenda items approved included the board agenda, minute review of the February 19, 2014 meeting, March 2014 bills, policy review and policy adoption. The board also approved the contract for Principal Chris Priebe.

In Public Thank You and Recognition the board recognized St. Jude’s Medical Hospital for a donation of $5,000 for the Robotics Team registration fee. A thank you was given to Pheasants Forever and representatives Neal and Cindy Hinners for a $325 donation to the Trap Team. The Tootie Foster Scholarship was recognized for a $2,500 donation which goes to deserving seniors. State Farm Foundation and Ross Heusinkveld were recognized for a donation of $500 dollars.

In Public Comments resident Lynn Kidd approached the board to ask if the school board would be discussing what the agenda or format will be at the Community Meeting Tuesday, March 25, 2014, to which Doug Plaehn replied, “It is not currently on our agenda.” The board then moved on to the next item of business. Kidd commented to the Fillmore County Journal that he would like to urge residents to attend the Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Kingsland High School Cafeteria.

The FFA representatives reported that they have four teams going to state and two individuals. FFA week which included a barnyard, Ag Olympics, pancake breakfast, coloring contest and bowling was a success. Officer interviews for the 2014-15 team were held March 18, 2014 with a vote being held on March 20. The Chapter Banquet is April 21, 2014. The State Convention is April 27-29.

In Spotlight on Education, 3rd grade teachers gave a presentation and discussed math curriculum, I Can Statements, intervention groups, and explained how they are preparing for the MCA’s. Some classes have now gone paperless by having students do work on iPads. The KHS Math PLC group discussed their S.M.A.R.T goal and how they are trying to improve their NWEA MCA math scores.

Finance/Facilities committee met and had a conference call discussing the financial planning modeler. The initial cost would be $4,950 plus a yearly fee. The committee had a presentation on the senior class trip and also discussed adding a bus route. It would cost approximately $35,000 a year to have another bus rout .....
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Betty Timm

Tue, Mar 11th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Betty Timm, 90, of Wykoff, Minn., passed away peacefully Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Spring Valley Senior Center. She was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Forestville, Minn., to Lulu (Jeffers) and Charles Schwartz. She lived most of her life in the rural W ..... 
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Stephen Leo Glady

Tue, Mar 4th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Stephen Leo Glady, age 69, of rural Wykoff, Minn., died Sunday evening, March 2, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Stephen was born January 17, 1945, in Wykoff the son of Leo and Esther (Mensink) Glady at his great-aunt’s, Mrs. Anna Shep ..... 
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Health care and Obama care...

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Karen Reisner’s February 17 editorial acknowledged Obama Care is “not yet a work of perfection”. Kind of like saying the Captain of the Titanic made a “small error of judgment” by steaming at top speed through an area kno ..... 
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Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

With a petition in hand, Lynn Kidd, of Wykoff, Minn. addressed the Kingsland School Board and announced, “I have 230 signatures from people who walked into my office to sign this petition to recall the motion that was made to close the middle scho ..... 
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Cindy Gallea to compete in 12th Iditarod

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Features

While some people in this area complain about the cold and the snow of winter, there are others whose passion depends on such conditions. Cindy Gallea of Wykoff, Minn. has a passion for dog sled racing or “mushing” and the snow we now have in ..... 
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Randy L. Meyer

Tue, Feb 11th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Randy L. Meyer, age 54, of rural Wykoff, Minn., passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, February 10, 2014, at his residence. Randy was born September 25, 1959, in Rochester the son of Kermit and Louella (Albrecht) Meyer. He was raised in the Fil ..... 
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Kingsland discusses impact of snow days

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Superintendant John McDonald was also present. Following the Pledge of Allegi ..... 
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