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Top of the globe

December 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Worthington Middle School students competed Wednesday for top honors in the 2015 Worthington Middle School National Geographic Bee. Students were chosen to compete following the completion of a written geography test. The top scorers …continue reading on

District 518 voters say yes to referendum

November 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — As election night drew to a close Tuesday, District 518 had reason to celebrate. 

In contrast to the 2013 defeat of school referendums, a majority of Nobles County voting in favor of a new operating levy. In the school board r…continue reading on

Luverne combats hunger

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — Students in Luverne received a hands-on lesson in charity and community service thanks to a partnership with members of their community in the fight against world hunger. 

More than 750 volunteers gathered in the Luverne High Scho…continue reading on

Prevention urged to slow spread of enterovirus

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI — While Minnesota has not had a confirmed case of Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children in other parts of the Midwest, a Minnesota pediatrician advises the public to take appropriate steps for preve…continue reading on

Enrollment rates up across the region

August 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Around the region, students are back in the classroom or eagerly awaiting to begin next week. Many schools in the area have seen consistent or increased enrollment rates for the 2014-15 school year. 

Although higher enrollment…continue reading on

Candidates file in area city and school district races

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The filing deadline has passed for local races this November. Several candidates have made their intentions known in both city and school board races. Those interested in rescinding their candidacy have until 5 p.m. today to do so. Be…continue reading on

Column: A’s for everyone

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Grade deflation is dead. Long live grade inflation!
Starting around the mid-20th century, a pandemic of meaninglessly high grades swept the nation. Steadily, the Gentleman’s C was replaced by the Gentleman’s B-pluses. Soon even B-…continue reading on

Late-school backers to file petition

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Sponsors of a proposed ballot measure that if approved would force North Dakota school districts to start school after Labor Day say they have more than enough signatures to get the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.
A post Tuesday on the Fa…continue reading on

Sibley-Ocheyedan School Board meets

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIBLEY, Iowa — The Sibley-Ocheyedan School Board addressed two hot-button issues at Monday night’s meeting.

Opening the meeting was a public hearing to raise the instructional support levy from 7 percent to 10 percent. The board also discussed…continue reading on

City band’s weekly concerts begin Wednesday

May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON ­ A lively bunch of multi-generational area musicians is eagerly anticipating the 121st season of the “Amazing” Worthington City Band, with the first concert of the summer scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chautauqua Park.
“Our…continue reading on

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