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The Waterloo School District staff will continue to be paid while the facilities remain closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The school board met via conference call Monday, March 23 to discuss matters pertaining to COVID-19.

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Voters in the Marshall School District will have the chance to determine who of four school board candidates will serve in the pair seats up for election. Newcomers Staci Abrahamson, Eric Armstrong, Eli Bauer and Justin Rodriguez are looking to represent the community as members of the board.

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In association with the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network, the regional Academic Bowl took place at Fort Atkinson Middle School on Thursday, bringing together top achievers from several area school districts.

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A threat against school property, personnel or students will result in stiffer consequences after the Waterloo School Board amended disciplinary policies in the intermediate/middle school and high school handbooks at the March 9 meeting.

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Waterloo and Marshall schools sent out notifications Sunday to let parents and caregivers know that classes would be suspended beginning Monday, March 16.

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Earlier today, the Marshall and Waterloo school districts sent out notifications to let parents and caregivers know that classes will be suspended beginning Monday, March 16.

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Voters who reside in area 3 of the Waterloo School District will have the chance to determine who of four school board candidates will serve in three seats up for election. Newcomer Kate Lewandowski will face incumbents Matt Schneider, who was appointed to fill the opening created in the fal…

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The Marshall School District will offer free busing for this year’s summer school sessions.

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With the number of United States residents has been rapidly increasing, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding people to take precautions to prevent the illness from spreading.

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Eduardo Rodriguez, left, passes the ball to fellow senior Luis Sanchez during the staff vs. student basketball game Thursday at Waterloo High School. The game was the final event to mark National FFA Week, which was celebrated last week. During half-time, the results of the kiss the calf con…

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Waterloo High School sophomore Rylan Kohls prepares to heave a 20-pound bale of straw in the school gym during a Feb. 24 contest. The straw bale toss along with the utter toss was part of the district’s annual National FFA Week celebration. A male and female student from each grade were give…

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To celebrate National FFA Week, members of the Marshall High School FFA sold Sassy Cow ice cream during lunch hour. From left, FFA officers Aubrey Schlimgen, Gabriella Campos and Anna Lutz fill bowls with various flavors of the frozen treat. In addition to the ice cream sales, the organizati…

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Often times, teenagers in films are played by people who are in their 20s. But in the Marshall Middle School’s upcoming musical, the opposite is true as fifth through eighth grade students portray older students in a production of “High School Musical Jr.”

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Senior Mitchell Motl, left, and junior Davonte Holmes face-off as they circle the final seat during the last round of musical chairs. The Thursday lunch time activity was part of Marshall High School’s FFA Week celebration. In addition to musical chairs, the FFA held lunchtime karaoke and do…

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Waterloo High School concluded its celebration of National FFA Week on Thursday when Principal Brad Donner kissed a calf named Tater Tot. The students held a penny war during the week with each coin receptacle representing a staff member. The individual with the most money in their container…

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Joey Chiuchiolo plays Siciliano and Choral on tuba during Saturday’s Brunch of Music and Art Showcase at Marshall High School where The event is hosted by the Marshall Music Boosters. high school musicians had the opportunity to perform for an audience and artists had their pieces on display…

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Aubrey Schlimgen performs Johnny One Note from Babes in Arms during Saturday's Brunch of Music and Art Showcase at Marshall High School. The event is hosted by the Marshall Music Boosters, who provide food and beverages during the showcase. High school student musicians had the opportunity t…

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Angel Russell performs Polonaise during Saturday's Brunch of Music and Art Showcase at Marshall High School. The event is hosted by the Marshall Music Boosters, who provide food and beverages during the showcase. High school student musicians had the opportunity to perform for an audience an…

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Valan Bechtlod plays Serenade on flute during Saturday's Brunch of Music and Art Showcase at Marshall High School. The event is hosted by the Marshall Music Boosters, who provide food and beverages during the showcase. High school student musicians had the opportunity to perform for an audie…

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Marshall Middle School’s schedule may be shaken up in the fall. The Marshall School Board approval on Feb. 19 of the 2020-21 middle school course description handbook allows the school administration to move ahead with a plan to trim class lengths from 90 to about 65 minutes.

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Autumn Adams, 5, and her dad, Prentiss Adams, wait in line for a balloon creation at the Marshall PTA Sweetheart Dance, held the night after Valentine’s Day. Autumn said her mom gave her the flower from a bouquet she received. This was the seventh year of the popular event, where more than 5…

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Austin Kenworthy spins his daughter, Lucy Kenworthy, 8, on the dance floor during Saturday night’s Sweetheart Dance. Most of the girls were ready to hit the dance floor with their friends and escorts during the Marshall PTA-sponsored event, which was held at the Marshall Elementary School. S…

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Marshall Early Learning Center guidance counselor Debb Lin shows off her freshly styled mohawk. It was even colored to match the school’s colors of red and white. She went through with the haircut after the ELC students met and exceeded their goal of raising $2,000 for Pennies for Patients.

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Marshall Early Learning Center guidance counselor Debb Lin prepares to get a new haircut from Salon TNT stylist Stevie Crutcher on Friday. Lin’s new hairdo was in response to the ELC’s Pennies for Patients fundraiser, which is used for cancer research. The goal was $2,000; the children raise…

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Waterloo will send 15 high school students to the 2020 Wisconsin FBLA State Leadership Conference on March 30-31 in Madison as determined by their outstanding performance at the Regional Leadership Conference held Saturday, Feb. 1 at Waterloo High School.

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Mike Jansen and his daughter, Eloise Jansen, 5, wait for fresh cotton candy at Saturday’s Marshall PTA Sweetheart Dance. Girls in grades 4k-6 and an influential male in their life were invited to take part in the event, now in its seventh year. The event featured dancing, a photo booth, swee…

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Dr. Terry Hudson, center, sits alongside Waterloo students Sammi Salmi, left, and Maddie Ponti as members of the Waterloo Middle School choir and Waterloo High School show choir follow along with the Dum Dum Song choreography. Hudson was a guest clinician for the Waterloo choirs on Feb. 12. …

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Christi Forman, a senior at Waterloo High School, was one of 193 Wisconsin High School seniors awarded a $10,000 scholarship through the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Student Excellence Scholars.

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Vanessa Gamon gets a small push from her older brother, Luis Gamon, to help get her scooter to the halfway point during Thursday’s Family Night at the Marshall Early Learning Center. The pair were among students who participated in the team sports-safety night where ELC Principal Rich Peters…

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Three local student-led organizations received a part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction $65,430 in grants to student groups from across the state for their leadership roles in addressing alcohol, drugs, and vaping challenges in their local schools.

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Fathers and daughter take a break from the dance floor to have a treat during the Sweetheart Dance at the Waunakee High School Commons on Valentine's Day. The event benefited Special Olympics.

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About 900 guests and 50 volunteers attended the Sweetheart Dance at Waunakee High School on Valentine’s Day, with Erin Crowley of Musical Memories as the DJ for the evening. Guests had photos taken, received necklaces and photo frames as gifts, and enjoyed dancing and ice cream sundaes throu…

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Starting in the fall, the youngest students attending Waterloo Elementary School will have more time in the building as the district moves to a full-week 4-year-old kindergarten program. The initial discussion was brought before the school board in January and the body approved moving forwar…

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With the new fitness center open to the public, the Waterloo School Board has agreed to expand the hours of operation. During the Feb. 10 meeting, the body voted to allow users to access the facility from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., seven days a week. The change will be effective once the key c…

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Six local residents are running for the two seats on the Marshall School Board. A Tuesday, Feb. 18 primary election will narrow down the field to four candidates. The Marshall School District sent the individuals a list of questions to respond to; the district has allowed The Courier to repr…

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Waterloo Intermediate and Middle School announced its honor roll students for the second term of the 2019-2020 academic year. Students with a grade point average of 4.0 are placed on the principal’s honor roll. Those with grade point averages between 3.75 and 3.99 are acknowledged as being o…

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Madison College scholarship winners included, from left, back row, Susan Mertin of Waterloo, Marisa Ludlum of Stoughton, Breanna Zubke and Kyle Kunz of Watertown, Tylynn Vidar of Jefferson, Abigail Adams of Watertown, Alexandra Timpe of Cambria, Taylor Masek of Edgerton, Ashley Ruffner of Ju…

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Five-year-old Colton Studer offers a bite of cotton candy to his mom, Kami Studer, at the Boots and Bling dance at the Marshall Elementary School. The Marshall PTA hosted the mother-son event Saturday night after it was rescheduled from January due to snow. In addition to sweet treats like c…

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Tori Coulson dances the Cupid Shuffle with her sons Oliver, 7, and Leo, 5 during Saturday night’s Boots and Bling dance. The mother-son event allowed boys in grades PreK-6 to bring a female family member out for a night of dancing and treats. A father-daughter dance, also sponsored by the Ma…

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Dawn Ferengo offers a newly-created Spider-Man balloon creation to 6-year-old Jimmy Cayo while his mom, Jamie Cayo, looks on. The balloon artist was at the Marshall Elementary School for Saturday night's Boots and Bling mother-son dance. The event was sponsored by the Marshall PTA. In additi…