Elk Mound schools staff re-opening committee to start meeting mid-July

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By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND — A committee comprised of Elk Mound school district staff members will begin meeting in mid-July to start planning for the fall semester in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district intends for school to start September 1, said Eric Wright, district administrator, at the Elk Mound Board of…

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EMHS Class of 2020 valedictorian: Elizabeth Lindquist

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ELIZABETH LINDQUIST

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The Elk Mound High School Class of 2020 valedictorian is Elizabeth Lindquist, daughter of Karl Lindquist and Sandy Lindquist of Eau Claire. Elizabeth — or Lizzy as she is known to family and friends — says that being valedictorian of her graduating class has always been a goal.…

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EMHS Class of 2020 salutatorian: Caitlyn Bodenburg

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Caitlyn Bodenburg

By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound High School Class of 2020 salutatorian is Caitlyn Bodenburg, daughter of Carrie Bodenburg of Eau Claire and Boyd Bodenburg of Elk Mound. For Caitlyn, being named as the salutatorian of her graduating class has shown the value of keeping her focus and doing her best.…

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EM school board approves the sale of $9.6 million in bonds for referendum projects

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By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  —  The Elk Mound Board of Education has approved the sale of $9.6 million in general obligation bonds to finance a portion of the $15.7 million in referendum projects approved by voters in the April election. The Elk Mound school board approved two resolutions at the May 18 meeting…

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Colfax and Elk Mound Dunn-St. Croix scholar athletes announced

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By Amber Hayden The Dunn-St. Croix conference has announced the selection of scholar athletes for each of the conference’s schools. Colfax’s Trey Hovde and Kameri Meredith and Cade Hanson and Hailey Blaskowski both of Elk Mound were named to the list for 2019-20 sports seasons. “Congratulations on your hard work in the classroom and in…

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EM school board: interest rate may be lower than anticipated for referendum projects

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By LeAnn R. Ralph ELK MOUND  — The interest rate for the Elk Mound school district’s nearly $16 million in referendum projects may be up to one percentage point lower than anticipated. Brian Brewer of Robert W. Baird & Co., the Elk Mound school district’s financial consultant, spoke to the Elk Mound Board of Education…

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Thinking of Sharing Your Senior Photo on Facebook? Think Twice!

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Milwaukee, Wis. – It seems harmless and fun! A bunch of friends on Facebook or other social media are sharing their senior portraits, including the high school name and graduation year, to support the graduating class of 2020 (most of whom are at home because of the coronavirus pandemic). Watch out, scammers or hackers who…

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Elk Mound Drama Club play postponed

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Elk Mound High School Drama Club has postponed until further notice their scheduled March 20 and 21, 2020 performances of A High-Schooler’s Guide to the Galaxy, written by Bryan Starchman and produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Co. Inc. More information about rescheduled performances will be provided once those details have been determined.

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Gov. Evers directs DHS to mandate statewide closure of all K-12 Wisconsin schools

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MADISON — On Friday, March 13, Gov. Tony Evers directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order mandating the statewide closure of all K-12 schools, public and private, as part of the state’s efforts to respond to and contain the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. The mandated closure will…

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Mounders boys’ basketball beats Adams-Friendship, falls to number two Altoona

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By Amber Hayden The Elk Mound boys’ basketball team, which was seeded seventh, opened the week and regional tournament play with a home win over #10 Adams-Friendship on Tuesday, March 3, but fell 11 points shy of beating the number two-seeded Altoona Railroaders on Friday evening, March 6. Patience and energy were key factors for…

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