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Ten years ago, you wouldn’t see a lot of fresh produce in School District 110 coolers or fresh food items on the plates of students in cafeteria lines. Much of it was “heat and serve.”

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There’s perhaps nothing worse than watching your child struggle, particularly with being bullied. However, according to school officials, there are plenty of things the Watertown-Mayer school district does in order to ensure bullying is addressed as soon as it happens. 

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With the help and support of the surrounding community, the Watertown-Mayer Future Farmers of America (FFA) announced on Jan. 30, they are to receive a Monsanto Grant of $2500. This grant is part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund in whi…

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It’s not surprising that the term lockdown conjures up alarm and even hysteria given the events at Columbine, Sandy Hook and other horrific school shootings in recent years. And there was a bit of that two weeks ago when two Waconia elementary schools were placed on lockdown at the suggestio…

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The Watertown-Mayer School Board met on Jan. 24 to discuss results from the Primary Building Visionary Meeting which was held back in December 2017. Superintendent Ron Wilke set the stage by reflecting on when the first high school was built in Watertown. 

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The Tri-County Toastmasters awarded Watertown resident, Mike Burns, a Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of participation in and contributions to the club. A founding member, Burns has been a part of the Watertown-based organization since its inception 46 years ago and is the last…

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Cologne Academy wrapped up a week of festivities Friday, January 26, celebrating both School Choice Week and the schools own ten-year anniversary. Students expos and performances were featured for the community, and state representative Jim Nash was in attendance to join the celebration.

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When Lynn Peterson was hired as the Executive Director of Cologne Academy in June of 2008, there was little more than a cement slab and hope. Now, a decade later, what began as an idea has grown into a thriving school in the city of Cologne.

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the WMES Trash Sorting Superheroes! These superheroes aren’t unlike any other as they represent liquids, recycling, trash and organics. According to a video created by members of the Watertown-Mayer Elementary School, these superheroes are working to make bett…

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Computer science is an ever growing field, and four Central middle schoolers have gotten their foot in the door. The four seventh-graders were recognized last week for winning the 6th Congressional District’s Congressional App Challenge. 

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Students at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria will have additional resources available to them as they move to pursue a career in technology, engineering and science thanks to a grant from a local engineering firm.

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During their most recent meeting, the Minnetrista City Council got an update on Waconia School District project from Superintendent Pat Devine. Devine presented a video to the council explaining the results of the Waconia Schools’ branding process. 

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Last Friday, Nov. 3, Christ Community Lutheran School celebrated Grandparent’s Day. Their theme was “Salute the Veterans”. The school had placed 164 American flags on the lawn of the school. Principal Jeff Boelke said those were meant to represent servicemen that were connected to their stud…

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On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Watertown-Mayer School board voted unanimously to stick with the boys soccer co-op with Mayer Lutheran High School. After an hour of sometimes heated conversation, the decision was made. 

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Wednesday, Oct. 25 is Unity Day. Children in schools across the country will be dressed in orange, standing together against bullying and spreading a message of inclusion and kindness. 

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Waconia High School’s annual Homecoming festivities came to a close on Friday night with the coronation of Michael Harvala and Devin Breeggemann as Homecoming king and queen, respectively. On the field, the Wildcats fell to the Academy of Holy Angels,  46-13. (Photos courtesy of Roxanne Kuerschner)

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With distracted driving becoming an ever-increasing problem in the country, including the recent death of a Wayzata police officer this past month, Central Public School and the United Catholic Council have partnered to bring the message of distracted driving to the youth of the area.

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I had a friend who went through a difficult financial situation about three years ago after his wife became unemployed. Her unemployment and the financial pressure of providing for two small children led them to contemplate bankruptcy as way out of their circumstances. They faced this diffic…

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There is a new sight in the halls and classrooms of Central High School, as every student now has a google chromebook issued to them.

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It started in 1998 with this idea of having a “Wildcat Show Choir.” There were 24 singers with a small rhythm section. Nearly two decades later the wildly successful program, now known as “The Power Company Family of Show Choirs,” has grown to 180 students participating in one of three high …

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A rigorous evaluation of Minnesota Math Corps found that students receiving tutoring through the AmeriCorps program achieved significantly higher growth in math skills than students who did not.

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It’s well known that meat has a high environmental impact, largely because of the amount of corn animals are fed, in contrast to the protein they yield. And yet not all corn is created equal – water and fertilizer use varies, along with the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with its production.

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This years Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment scores were officially released last week. The Minnesota Department of Education said “Overall, scores showed little change from last year. Math scores decreased slightly for some grade levels and remained constant for others, and reading scores …

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That warm May night was a memorable one for many NYA FFA members: it was time for the annual awards banquet. The night featured many different awards whether for contests and events, completing various years, or for service to the chapter.