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It appears the Milaca School Board will pass a resolution next month asking for a ballot question this fall to keep an operating levy in place that was passed 10 years ago. The levy of approximately $1.02 per household will expire at the end of the 2012-13 school year. If it is not put on [...]

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After teaching as a speech therapist at Milaca Public Schools for more than three decades, Jean Steffenson is joining the ranks of long-remembered retirees from the local district. The following is a recap of her time in education: What made you decide teaching was right for you? A: I have always enjoyed children. When you [...]

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Not only will all Milaca High School students have an iPad to use next fall, the funding for them, and 60 laptop computers, has come from a local source. The Milaca School Board passed a resolution at its June 19 meeting to issue $341,520 worth of certificates of indebtedness to purchase 600 iPads and 60 [...]

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The Milaca High School Marching Wolves have wrapped up another successful year of performances in parades around the state. Finishing with an essentially undefeated season in Class A competitions, Director Andrew Nelson has cause for celebration. “I am extremely proud of our band’s accomplishments this summer,” Nelson said. “We had a young group this year, [...]

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Although she had always desired to work with children with special needs, Candy Jacobsen’s journey to becoming an Early Childhood Special Education teacher didn’t begin until later in life. “I was a single parent, so I was busy raising my daughter,” Jacobsen recalled. “And I had all kinds of jobs.” Working to support her daughter, [...]

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After eight years as Milaca High School Principal, Troy Anderson is leaving his post for the same position at Pine City High School. “That’s where I started. I did my internship there,” Anderson said. “It was kind of nice walking into the interview and knowing everyone by first name.” The new job will carve 20 [...]

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Being named among the best at your job by a majority of your coworkers is an accolade anyone can appreciate. For Milaca Elementary School teacher Donelle Welch and Milaca High School teacher Erik Sivertson, the honor of being named teachers of the year was theirs for 2011-2012. Donelle Welch “It was not even on my [...]

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