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GMR FCCLA caps historic season at National Conference

  Greenbush-Middle River FCCLA co-advisor Laura Dahl said she was in shock when asked about the year her chapter experienced this year, one capped by nine individual FCCLA national advancers. “It (this many national advancers) was a first for me and the GMR FCCLA Chapter,” Dahl said via email. She may have been shocked by…

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A multi-tasking walking routine

  Eleanor Dahlin, 90, of Karlstad heard the doorbell ring and saw a visitor at her door, rushing right away to answer it. After talking with the visitor, this soft-spoken woman pointed out the shelves of glassware and “Precious Moments” bells near her front entryway— items she has collected over the years. She added how…

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Riding on his peaceful place

  On the track, Christian Berg gets his motocross bike up to about 50 miles per hour and, on jumps, between 30 and 35 miles per hour. He can get the bike up to 70 miles per hour— what is termed “wide open.” He has crashed riding in his yard, but has gotten back on…

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“Beauty and the Beast” comes to life on the Tri-County stage

  A freshman next fall at Heritage Christian School, 14-year-old Mariah Kenfield was walking into the Tri-County School for another day of play rehearsals on Thursday, July 14. She was preparing for the role of “Beauty” in the Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre (PFCT) play, “Beauty and the Beast.” The performance was set for the next…

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Badger School takes time to recognize some of its own

  Badger senior Hailey VonEnde made her final event as a high school student a memorable one. Advancing to the 2022 FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego, Calif. VonEnde finished third in the nation in her Level Three Leadership STAR event. “Hailey was number three, so to be recognized nationally that way is very…

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How did “Quiet Riot” bring the noise to Greenbush?

  Jizzy Pearl sung into the night. His bandmates rocked out on their guitars and pounded on the drums. Lyrics such as, “Come on, feel the noise,” “I don’t know why,” “Bang your head,” and “Metal health will drive you mad,” sounded loudly from the speakers. Stage lights changed colors and speakers blared. Standing on…

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New superintendent looks to bring continuity to Tri-County

  Long-time educator and school administrator David Pace retired at the end of 2021. He decided to go into private industry, but missed being in education. He chose to come back, doing an interim superintendent job starting last March. Then, last month he officially became the interim Tri-County Superintendent after the school board approved his…

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