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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.

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In some school districts, having the principal know your name often correlates to being in trouble. For Marshall Middle School principal Paul Herrick, being able to know every student’s name is just a perk of working in a small school.

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Waterloo School District welcomes 10 new staff members for the upcoming academic year. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Janessa Henning, pool/fitness center director; Hannah Spatafore, high school English; Charlene Ulichny, choir/band/music; Christina Mabra, grades K-8 school counse…

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Marshall School District welcomes more than 20 new staff members for the 2019-2020 school year. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Rebecca Schneider, school counselor; Kaylee Olson, sixth grade; Nicole Stamn, elementary school ESL; Sydney Kane, occupational therapist assistant; Katie …

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When the Marshall Elementary School students return to campus Tuesday, they will already be familiar with the person leading their building. Kathy Kennon served as the elementary and middle school associate principal last year and this year will head up the grades 3-6 building following the …

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For the last 20 years, students attending fifth through 12th grade in Waterloo School District have been aware their grading scale is different from surrounding districts. After two decades, the grading scale has shifted after the Waterloo School Board approved a more traditional scale at it…

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The Waterloo School Board decided to pass on approving any more alternates to the facilities project. A motion to approve spending approximately $440,000 for entrance canopies, additional bleachers and a moveable panel partition wall in the gym was narrowly defeated at the Aug. 12 meeting wi…

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A ceremonial groundbreaking for the future E. Peck Animal Agriculture Learning Center was held Aug. 15. Marshall High School agriculture teacher Paula Bakken recollected how the project came to fruition beginning in 2015. Pictured from left are Jeff Zimmerman, Bakken, Jon Brakebill, Ed Peck,…

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The newest classroom at St. John’s Lutheran School in Waterloo is ready to serve the youngest minds in the community as it prepares for the first day of the 2019-2020 year. The school decided to further its educational offerings by adding a 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten class.

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While the majority of local students have been spending the last several weeks outside of the classroom, a handful of Waterloo students just completed five weeks of learning last week.

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The days of students getting asked to leave a class because they forgot a pencil is just not an effective way of disciplining students anymore, said incoming Marshall Middle School principal Paul Herrick at the Aug. 5 Marshall School Board meeting.

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The Marshall School District is among the 120 public school districts and one independent charter school receiving a portion of the Department of Public Instruction’s $6.5 million for services to support students’ mental health. The funding comes from the School-Based Mental Health Services …

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Outdoor entry canopies, more bleachers and additional basketball hoops could be included in the reconstruction at the Waterloo schools if the board votes to move forward with the ideas.

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Team Sports summer school class was held inside the Marshall Elementary School gym last week as temperatures soared outside. At bat was Logan Ney.

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Logan Moen used a saw to cut out a piece of wood in the Marshall School District’s woodworking summer school course.

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Following a timeline required by state law, the Department of Public Instruction released an estimate on July 1 of the general school aids each public school district will receive for the 2019-20 school year.

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A pajama story time was held at the Karl Junginger Memorial Library June 27. With the summer reading program theme being “A Universe of Stories,” the story time activities centered around space. Listening to stories were Mae Brueckner, and sisters Sofija and Evelyn Wineland.

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While the school year is ending, Dustin Winkleman, a student teacher at Whitewater High School has some last-minute homework for students. He leads the team for the Future Generations Area of the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days show July 23 – 25 in Jefferson County.

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Waterloo summer school students in Nancy Schoeneman’s class were making an owl during a class the last week of June. The students included, from left, Kyson Albright, Zach Newhouse, Wyatt Skalitzky, Anthony Licari and Schoeneman. Waterloo School District only held one session of summer schoo…

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The first session of the Marshall School District’s summer school concluded July 3 and the second session started Monday, July 8. In the first session of paper crafting, students Camila Bautista, Josephyne Browne and Ava Saneorn constructed coasters and fans.

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The first session of the Marshall School District’s summer school concluded July 3 and the second session started Monday, July 8. In the first session, woodworking was offered at the high school. Dakota Bowers used a piece of box elder wood to make a bat.