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It’s not just awards season in entertainment, it’s also nomination time for high school awards. Monticello High School’s nominees for the AAA and ExCEL awards were recently announced, and they will be waiting with baited breath for the awards to be announced next Monday, Feb. 5.

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The Monticello Times highlights a teacher from the Monticello School District each month of the school year. Teachers are nominated by Education Minnesota, Monticello (EMM) members, and the recipient is chosen by the EMM Executive Board. This month’s recipient is Kim Nygaard, a fifth grade t…

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On Feb. 1, 1960, four black men walked up to a lunch counter at a Woolworths department store in Greensboro, North Carolina, and changed the world.

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The following Moticello students were named to deans lists at the following colleges and universities:

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 The three new members of the Monticello School Board were sworn into office during the Monday, Jan. 8 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: Melissa Curtis, Jennifer R. Lewis Kannegieter, and Candace Carda. (Photo provided)

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It’s been a tradition for as long as eighth grade math teacher Jocelyn Hoselton has been in the Monticello School District.

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The Monticello School Board opened December with a finance-heavy meeting last Monday, Dec. 4. The board held its Truth in Taxation meeting, and received an audit report from CliftonLarsonAllen. The good news is there were no surprises for the board. The levy actually went down slightly from …

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While the school year is still in the early stages, the school’s financial year came to a close this summer, and the numbers were presented to the Monticello School Board on Nov. 6 in a presentation by Director of Finance Tina Burkholder.

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With the results canvassed at the Nov. 13 Monticello School Board meeting, it is now official. Three new faces will be joining the school board on the first Monday of January, 2018.

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Schools across the Monticello School District held programs Friday morning to celebrate Veterans Day. At the middle school, students packed the arena to listen to guest speaker Captain Julian Plamann. Plamann, a military intelligence project officer, delivered a moving speech, thanking past …

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Settling school kids in for an hour long talk about anything is an exercise in patience and finding ways of keeping groups of kids engaged and participating. Pinewood Elementary had such a task when children’s author and poet Laura Purdie Salas visited the school last Wednesday and Thursday,…

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The Monticello High School musical, a production annually awaited by student performers and fans alike, hits the stage next week.

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Monticello School District residents turned out more by the dozens than by droves Tuesday night, but those who did turn out voted to elect three newcomers to the Monticello School Board.

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A Monticello resident and Buffalo teacher will soon have a new title that may help her command the attention of her students - TV star.

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Three candidates for Monticello School Board are on next month’s election ballot. Newcomers Candace Carda, Melissa Curtis, and Jennifer R. Lewis Kannegieter will hope to fill the three open spots up for election.

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Last month the Monticello School Board got a positive update on the school enrollment numbers in the district. However, within that positive update came some slightly less desirable news - some class sizes were growing a little larger than the district was comfortable with.

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The Monticello school board voted Monday night to approve a maximum preliminary levy, as set by state statutes, of $11,746,663.54. That figure represents a $497,111.45, or 4.42%, increase over last year’s final levy.

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No new stadium can replace the nostalgia associated with a long-time venue. That’s especially true in Monticello, where the old football field held decades and decades of memories, including conference championships, state tournament teams, unforgettable players, and legendary coaches.

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The Monticello Public School District has officially hired Dr. Michael Favor, formerly the executive director of schools and student services for Robbinsdale Area Schools, as its interim superintendent. The hiring was finalized at a special school board meeting Tuesday night, with a 5-0 vote…

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The Monticello School Board will have a much different look following the upcoming Nov. 7 election. Three people have filed their intent to run for the three available school board seats that will be on the ballot this fall. None of the three are incumbents. Those three include: Candace Card…