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Milaca senior Mitch De Haan (middle) placed 7th in the Great Speeches category at the state speech competition last Friday and Saturday at Blaine High School. De Haan is pictured with his coaches, Audrey French and Joe Walsh.

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A lengthy conversation about class sizes and new teacher hires took place at the March meeting of the Milaca School Board before the members approved several measures to decrease the student/teacher ratio at the elementary level. During the public comment portion of the meeting, two teachers told the board the large class sizes at the [...]

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Milaca Elementary Principal Steve Voshell (right) and Assistant Principal Jeff Meyer (left) made good on their promise to allow students to slime them with space goo (in keeping with this year’s reading theme “Reading is Out of This World!”) if students met their goal of reading 6,000 hours in the month of March during a [...]

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Milaca Elementary School kicked off its annual reading incentive program last week with a a pep fest for the kindergarten through sixth grade students in observance of February’s I Love To Read month. This year’s theme is “Reading is Out of This World” and the event featured teachers and staff in astronaut and planet costumes, [...]

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Milaca High School One Act play performers took first place at the sub section competition in Foley this past Saturday, advancing the team to the section contest hosted at home this Saturday, Feb. 2. A free, public performance of the play is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday night at the Dahlager Theater.

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Thieves have bothered a local organization for years, but recently they went a bit further than usual when they stole an entire collection bin. “There would be times when people would steal the cans out it,” said program director Kathy Fitschen. By Monday, Dec. 31, nearly half of the empty soda cans were missing. The [...]

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Milaca Community Education is trying a new way to notify area residents of its course offerings this year. Rather than publish a full brochure highlighting the latest crop of courses and activities, the local family education center has printed its full menu of classes in last week’s Town & Country Shopper. “We’re trying a different [...]

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