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NSU Spring Graduation set for Sat., May 8

ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Saturday, May 8, 227 students will graduate from Northern State University at its 2021 spring commencement. Among the graduates is  Natalie Gabbert, Glenwood City (B.S. Human Performance). The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the NSU Barnett Center. Delivering the commencement address will be 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Joe Senger, vice chairman…

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GCHS students meet with Coast Guard bandsman

On Thursday, April 29th clarinetists in the Glenwood City high school and middle school bands had a virtual masterclass with  Musician 1st Class Charlie Suriyakham.  The session was made possible by the Coast Guard Band Education Outreach. Musician 1st Class Charlie Suriyakham, clarinet, was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He began to teach himself to…

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GC school board approves staff compensation package for 2021-22

GLENWOOD CITY — The Board of Education for the Glenwood City School District approved a new staff compensation package for the 2021-22 school year at its April 26 meeting. The new compensation package which had been discussed at several recent meetings met with unanimous approval during that evening’s regular meeting which included newly-elected member Jodi…

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Pritchard, Levra named D-SC Scholar Athletes at Elk Mound

The Elk Mound High School Athletic Department is proud to announce the selection of Kennedy Pritchard and Ethan Levra as this year’s Dunn-St Croix Conference Scholar Athletes. Each member school district within the Dunn-St Croix Conference is invited to nominate one boy and one girl for scholar athlete honors. Criteria for selection include grade point,…

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Colfax school district health insurance premiums to increase by 3 percent

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — The Colfax Board of Education has approved Security Health Plan as the health insurance provider for the 2021-2022 school year with rates representing a 3 percent increase. Security Health Plan was the bid recommended by the Northwest Public Entities Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative, said William C. Yingst Jr., district…

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Elk Mound area school district makes masks optional as of May 3

By Cara L. Dempski ELK MOUND – The Board of Education for Elk Mound approved making masks optional for students and staff during its April 26 meeting. Prior to the start of the regular meeting, the Board held a short reorganizational meeting. Tim Sivertsen was elected Board president, Kyle Jenson was reelected as Board VP,…

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Knutson plans to retire as head cook at Colfax school district

By LeAnn R. Ralph COLFAX — After working for 36 years in food service at the Colfax school district, head cook Teri Knutson has decided to hang up her apron and call it a day. Knutson’s letter announcing her retirement, dated March 19, exemplified Knutson’s service to the Colfax school district — efficient and to…

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