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This writer along with all other property owners in the communities we serve recently received the Proposed Taxes for 2019 notice from the County. This is the topic of this week’s column. First some reminders on the school preliminary tax levy that was set in September. Three critical pieces for...
Are you looking for an opportunity to get in the holiday spirit?  If so, nothing beats a children’s concert this time of year and our Secondary Band and Choirs will have concerts this month that will have music for just about everyone.   Schedule: Dec. 3rd – Band Concert (Grades 6-12) at the...
The 2018 General Election is over and regardless of whether a person is satisfied with the results or not, the fact remains that as a state and a nation, we have made our decisions and the winners of these elections must now work together to deal with the issues that we face on a local, state and...
This week’s column will digress from the usual topics, as we get ready to celebrate Veteran’s Day in the LPGE School District.  There will be two events as follows:  The Secondary School program will be at 9:00 a.m. in the Auditorium with Sgt. 1stClass Pete Berscheit as the featured speaker.  This...
This week’s column will be a slight departure from educational issues and will go to print about one week prior to the general election on Nov. 6th. The commercials will finally stop for a short time with the upcoming election on Nov. 6thand while the process is often irritating, the importance of...
Questions have been asked about cheerleading and your local school district; this week’s column will address the questions that we have been asked. Question #1:  Does the school have cheerleading? A: No, we have not had cheerleading as an activity for many years. Question #2:  Can we have...
Readers of this column are aware that your local school district was left with no choice last year but to eliminate the gymnastics program as we were unable to find coaches.  This has left the district with a shortage of activities for our female students and we are in the process of determining...
One of the great things about Twitter is that it is not unusual that people tweet about interesting items.  One person that I follow tweeted out an article from Forbes magazine that I will summarize in this week’s column.   The author of the article Barnard Marr opened the article by stating that...
Readers are likely aware that your local school district had to deal with a threat made towards students and staff last week.  We were able to work closely with the Long Prairie Police Department, deal with the situation and students were able to continue their education in a safe manner.  The Long...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the preliminary tax levy for 2019 at their regular September meeting.  While this is the preliminary levy and changes are possible, the Board may not increase the levy; this is the topic of this week’s column. The enrollment of your local school district...

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