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FCCLA Members Earn National Medals

FCCLA Members Earn National Medals

July 15, 2015

Seven members of the MJSHS FCCLA chapter attended National FCCLA Leadership Conference/STAR events competition held in the nation’s Capitol July 4-9. For five days, they attended leadership sessions, toured historical sites of the city and competed in their events. With over 8,000 attendees from all over the nation, they were able to meet new people […]

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Results of Mail-In Ballot Election

Results of Mail-In Ballot Election

July 8, 2015

In June, the Ottawa County Clerk held a mail-in ballot election for both USD 239 North Ottawa County and USD 240 Twin Valley school districts. At issue was giving authorization to the school boards to increase their local option budget authority by an additional 2 percent (31% to 33%). The measure passed in USD 239 […]

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FFA Officers Attend State Conference

FFA Officers Attend State Conference

July 8, 2015

Leaders of the Minneapolis FFA Chapter attended the 57th annual State FFA Conference for Chapter Leaders on June 29-July 1 at Rock Springs Ranch near Junction City along with 256 members and advisors from 41 chapters. The conference kicked off with the theme of “Kansas FFA: Agvengers” and engaged students from across the state to […]

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Tescott School Awarded Grant

July 1, 2015

The Tescott Schools recently applied for and were awarded a $5,000 Tools For Education Grant from Lowe’s. The award money is specifically for a building project that enhances education, and will be used to build a working greenhouse. Tescott’s greenhouse project is called “From Sprout to Finish” because students will obtain hands-on learning of the […]

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Logan Robins Attends Boys State

July 1, 2015

Logan Robins, a senior at Minneapolis High School, was among 450 young men from across Kansas who attended the American Legion Boys State of Kansas Leadership Academy at KSU on May 31 through June 6. All delegates demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities in student government, athletics, and/or other activities. The Academy provides a relevant, interactive, problem-solving […]

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USD 239 Board Meeting

USD 239 Board Meeting

June 17, 2015

Members of the USD 239 Board of Education met on June 8. Present were Board President David Pounds, Dr. Bruce Labes, Justin Abell, and Angie Ruble via phone. Principals Reports MGS Principal Pat Anderson reported that summer school has gone well and 63 students are currently attending. MJSHS Principal Jay Macy reported that 51 students […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

June 17, 2015

Kansas State’s football team is going through summer workouts in preparation for the 2015 season. The Wildcats lost many key players from last year’s ball club and that tempers the optimism. K-State’s three nonconference games are at home against South Dakota (Sept. 5), on the road with UTSA (Sept. 12), and at home against Louisiana […]

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THS Alumni Banquet

June 17, 2015

The 66th annual Tescott High School Alumni banquet was held May 23, 2015 in the school’s north gymnasium. A large group attended the banquet with 92 THS alums making up the majority of the 120 guests. A meal served by Liz (Deckert) Lee (1980) was enjoyed prior to the program. The meeting was opened with […]

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Mail-in Ballot Necessary For a Second Year

Mail-in Ballot Necessary For a Second Year

June 10, 2015

By USD 239 Superintendent Chris Vignery A year ago in June, a mail-in ballot was sent out to USD 239 North Ottawa County patrons to approve raising the Local Option Budget to 31% of the general fund budget, which gave the authority to the school board to raise it to 33%. In order to continue […]

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Minneapolis FFA Chapter Attends State Convention

Minneapolis FFA Chapter Attends State Convention

June 10, 2015

Nichols Receives State’s Highest Honor “Go All Out” was the theme for the 87th Kansas FFA Convention held at Kansas State University in Manhattan May 27-29. During the convention sessions, FFA members and chapters received recognition through community development, student development, and chapter development activities and the delegates conducted business on the state level, including […]

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