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WINTER WEATHER    We had our first weather day last week; it is amazing what difficulties a small amount of ice on roads will cause.  It would seem to be appropriate to repeat a column from earlier this school year to review how we will communicate with families as well as proper winter weather...
  The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board set the tax levy for 2019 at the conclusion of the Truth-In-Taxation Hearing that was held during the regular December School Board meeting; this is the topic of this week’s column. The 2018 Payable 2019 Levy Limitation totals $2,185,962.50 or an increase...
This week’s column will be a deviation from the normal topics as we head into the traditional Christmas and New Year’s break and celebrations. First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who have taken the time to visit, call or email with feedback on this column...
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...

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