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Landmark Services Cooperative (LSC) has announced the winners of its annual scholarships. The cooperative recently presented 15 scholarships of $750 each to a group of local high school seniors and collegiate students pursuing post-secondary education.

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Julie Kuhlow, left, a member of the Waterloo Fire and Rescue Department, helps Waterloo High School principal Brad Donner complete the process for immediately treating a gunshot wound during a Jan. 15 Waterloo School District staff in-service training. Those in attendance learned the correct…

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Waterloo preK-8 principal Shawn Bartelt puts pressure on a wound located on an artificial wound during a school district Jan. 15 in-service training. Members of the Waterloo Fire and Rescue Department trained members of the school staff on how to stop the bleed using the contents of a stop t…

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Waterloo Middle School teacher Cassie Poehnelt finishes treating a wound in an artificial limb during the school’s Jan. 15 stop the bleed training hosted by the Waterloo Fire and Rescue Department. Members of the school district staff learned how to pack and dress wounds and to use a tourniq…

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Waterloo School District staff members took part in stop the bleed training during a Jan. 15 after-school in service. The Waterloo Fire and EMS Department provided the instruction on how to use a stop the bleed kit, which included tourniquets. Firefighter Jason Butzine, center, instructs Nan…

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In an effort to reverse the nearly 15-year negative open enrollment trend in the district, the Waterloo School Board voted Jan. 13 to allow unlimited open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

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While the municipal government elections in Waterloo and Marshall will be quiet with incumbents not facing any contention, the same cannot be said about the school boards.

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A recent Waterloo School District Community Conversation aimed at increasing community-based employment opportunities for young adults with disabilities brought more than 40 area businesses, organizations, parents and guests together at the Waterloo Farmers and Merchants State Bank.

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Waterloo High School held a penny war to benefit Jefferson County Christmas Neighbors, raising $617.13 to benefit the toy, food and clothing giveaway for needy Jefferson County children and their families. Above, representatives of the school deliver the check in person to Christmas Neighbor…

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A lot can happen in 365 days, and 2019 was no exception for Waterloo, Marshall and the surrounding towns. There were insights to the future for the communities through groundbreakings and changes of leadership; additionally, there were events that typically don’t impact the peaceful rural mu…

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Marshall Scholarship Foundation recently received a pleasant surprise when Marshall School District Business Manager Bob Chady donated an 18-year-old car through CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services).

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Janessa Henning is excited to say it will only be days – instead of months – until the new fitness center in the Waterloo High School opens to the public.

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A minor aesthetic mistake could provide the Waterloo School District with up to a $5,000 credit. Superintendent Brian Henning informed the school board Dec. 9 that a cosmetic flaw not impacting the structural integrity was noticed on one of the exterior panels on the west side of a new gym wall.

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Around the nation, more schools are finding ways to allow students movement breaks throughout the day. One of the popular initiatives is creating sensory paths. Last year, a sensory path was installed at the Marshall Early Learning Center to allow the district’s youngest students an opportun…

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Waterloo Intermediate and Middle School have announced its honor roll students for the first term of the 2019-2020 academic year. Students with a grade point average of 4.0 are on the principal’s honor roll. Those with grade point averages between 3.75 and 3.99 are high honors and those with…

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Members of the Marshall EMS recently dropped off donations for the Marshall School District food pantry, located at the high school. The EMTs will either donate food items, toiletries and school supplies or money for the purchase of those items. This is the third year the EMS has collected f…

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Waterloo High School has announced its honor roll students for the first term of the 2019-2020 academic year. Students with a grade point average of 4.0 are on the principal’s honor roll. Those with grade point averages between 3.75 and 3.99 are on high honors and those with grade point aver…

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The results of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s 2018-2019 report cards showed relatively minimal overall score changes for the Marshall and Waterloo school districts compared to the previous years. It also indicated the districts both met state expectations. Across the state,…

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Waterloo High School may offer students an opportunity to learn advanced information technology skills while helping their peers troubleshoot computer issues. Luke Stayer, District Network Technician, came before the board Nov. 11 with a presentation about creating a student help desk that w…

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Music and murder take center stage when Waterloo High School presents “Curtains,” where a 1950s detective – who just also happens to be a huge fan of musicals – is tasked with discovering who killed the leading lady of “Robbin’ Hood” on the show’s opening night. Every cast member is a suspec…

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Students in grades 4k to 4 who attend Waterloo public schools, St. John Lutheran School and Holy Family Catholic School all received a new book courtesy of Waterloo American Family Insurance agent Larry “Smokey” Anderson. Pictured are students in the St. John’s 3k and 4k class along with, fr…

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Audience members may feel the urge to dance and jive – or at least sing along – when Marshall High School brings the popular musical “Mamma Mia” to the stage. Featuring the songs of Swedish quartet ABBA, it’s the story of a young bride-to-be trying to determine who among three men is her fat…

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With the new fitness center expected to be ready by the end of November, district business manager Sharon Peterson and pool and fitness center director Janessa Henning presented the board with potential fee increases at the regular October meeting. The Waterloo School Board held an Oct. 28 s…

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The Marshall School Board held off on approving its final 2019-2020 budget during a special Oct. 30 meeting, but did approve certifying the annual tax levy. District business manager Bob Chady said the general fund operation levy increased by 29 percent for a total tax levy in that account o…

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Despite several changes since last month’s budget hearing and annual meeting, the Waterloo School District maintained a balanced budget. The school board approved the 2019-2020 budget during Monday’s special meeting.

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The Marshall School District was facing a slight deficit when its budget was presented to the electors during the Oct. 16 budget hearing and annual meeting, but the 2019-2020 was approved by the attendees with the understanding these numbers will be slightly altered to reflect any changes si…

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Sophomore Eddie Goman sneaks behind Marshall High School history teacher Matthew Braun during the Oct. 16 pie a teacher event as part of Homecoming. Students paid $1 per whipped cream pie and attempted to hit one of several high school staff members. Goman’s pie initially went over Braun, bu…

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Online applications for the 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship can now be submitted at www.kohleducation.org. A total of 100 students will be chosen to receive $10,000 scholarships from among all applicants throughout the state.

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For the last several months, the Waterloo School Board has been debating whether to move forward with building project alternatives. During the August board meeting, an increase in the roofing warranty from 20 to 30 years and replacing the vinyl composite tile flooring in the commons area wi…

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When the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released the 2018-2019 results for the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) exams, including the Forward Exam, ACT Aspire, and ACT, it found across the state the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced has again declined…

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The table was covered with colorful felt rectangles and triangles. The children and their mothers picked out an assortment of fabrics in shades of blue, pink, red, purple, grey, green, and yellow.

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Waterloo School District Business Administrator Sharon Peterson took people on the journey Sept. 23 during the district’s annual meeting and budget hearing for the current academic year.

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The Marshall High School agriculture department now has an extra $25,000 to help fund the E. Peck Animal Learning Center after receiving an America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant. The check was presented during halftime at the Sept. 20 Marshall High School football game.

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The following Waterloo High School students were selected by their peers to serve on the 2019 Homecoming court. In the front row, from left, are freshman Casey Greenya, sophomore Cole Gould, junior Kyle Fugate, and seniors Eduardo Rodriguez Lara, Ethan Boschke, Kaleb Uttech, Matt Weihert and…

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Marshall Scholarship Foundation held a successful event Wednesday, Aug. 28 in cooperation with the Subway Restaurant in Marshall. Money received from the event will be used to fund scholarships for Marshall High School graduates.

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The Waterloo School District serves a diverse student population, including children whose first language is Spanish. As a way to help support the population, the Waterloo School Board voted Sept. 9 to enter into an agreement with two staff members to obtain a Department of Public Instructio…

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Matt Schneider was appointed Monday to fill the vacant seat on the Waterloo School Board. He will represent Area 3 of the school district after the August resignation of Bobbi Forman. Four of the six board members cast secret ballots at the meeting to select him. The two other candidates for…

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Waterloo High School senior football players Angel Samaniego, left, and Eduardo Rodriguez load up their plates with noodles during Thursday evening’s team pasta party. The boys said it’s a team tradition to load up on carbs the night before a game.

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Junior Caleb Hager, who plays football for Waterloo High School, and his teammates partake in a pasta party Thursday after practice. The Pirates football team typically loads up on foods rich in carbohydrates the night before a game.