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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.

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LEFT: Team Sports summer school class was held inside the Marshall Elementary School gym last week as temperatures and humidity soared outside. At bat was Alex Flores.

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Grace Hellenbrand used a power sander on her sign that read, Hellenbrand’s Boat House, during a woodworking summer school class held in the Marshall School District.

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Kale Grossman let his water rocket soar at the Marshall Community Library’s summer reading program July 1. Participants decorated two-liter bottles before launching them outside on the grounds of the library. Pressure was used to send the bottles high into the sky.

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Gabe Armstrong pulled the string releasing a water bottle rocket into the air during the Marshall Community Library’s bottle rocket activity July 1. Watching the launch was his father, Eric Armstrong, left, and Jack Schuster, right. The rocket launch was part of the library’s summer reading …

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Marshall School District summer school is being offered in two sections. The first session concluded July 3 and the second session began July 8. The K’nex Engineering class constructed an amusement park, complete with rides. The students built a Ferris wheel and roller coaster. Working on th…

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Waterloo Public Works Director Chad Yerges gave Jaxson Schneider an inside view of a front-end loader at the Karl Junginger Memorial Library’s city vehicles display on Tuesday, June 18. Families got a close look at the many unique vehicles used throughout the city by the Waterloo’s Public Wo…

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Snow cones were offered at the city vehicles display at the Karl Junginger Memorial Library Tuesday, June 18. Families got a close look at the many unique vehicles used throughout the city by the Waterloo's Public Works Department, Waterloo Utilities, Waterloo Police Department, Waterloo Fir…

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Ellee Schneider and Joe Crave had an opportunity to sit in a police car during the city vehicles display at the Karl Junginger Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 18. More than 65 people were able to view the city’s vehicles, including the police car, ambulance, fire truck, front-end loader an…

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Waterloo American Legion to sell burgers, host car show Friday night

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Randy Peterson gave a musical tour of the universe at the Marshall Community Library Wednesday night, June 19. It was part of the summer reading program with the theme, “A Universe of Stories.” About a dozen children attended the presentation as they made believe putting on a space suit and …

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Families got a close look at the many unique vehicles used throughout the city by the Waterloo's Public Works Department, Waterloo Utilities, Waterloo Police Department, Waterloo Fire Department and EMS. More than 65 participants had the opportunity to get up close, learn and eat snow cones …

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Legos for third and fourth grade students at Waterloo Elementary School was offered as a summer school class this year. The students designed and built structures in the library. Working on a project were Annika Freund and Aiden Arians.

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The Marshall School Board reviewed the Achievement Gap Report (AGR) when it met June 19. According to the report, the scores are right on target for the district.

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St. John Lutheran Church of Waterloo hosted an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, June 21. Jim Aubart of Waterloo donated blood during the drive. Aubart said it was the first time he had donated in some time.

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A friendly game of Frisbee, similar to kick ball, was played during the Waterloo School District summer school activities. Summer school runs through July 3 in the district.

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A game of Frisbee was being held on the Waterloo High School football field during summer school last month. Summer school runs through July 3 in the district. RIGHT: Taking aim with the flying disc was Nathan Reedy as Emanuel Granados looked on.

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Students in Waterloo School District summer school program made colorful tiles with rubbing alcohol and ink in one of the 20 different courses offered. Summer school is offered from June 17 to July 3 this year, due to the construction in the district. Clockwise from left were, Bryn Huebner, …

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Paula Bakken, left, and Christine Phillips, right, were selling starter seeds, bedding plants and flowers through the Marshall High School FFA Chapter at Marshall's farmers' market located at Fireman's Park Sunday, May 26. The market continues every Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon through September.

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Construction and excavating work has begun at the Waterloo School District facility with the addition of a new gymnasium and expansion of the fitness center. Other work to be completed in the $16.2 million improvement project is an additional restroom in the elementary school, remodeling of …

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With the exception of a no vote by school board member Karen Stangler, the Waterloo School Board approved the placement of a fire hydrant on Waterloo School District property to allow for the issuance of a building permit to continue with the district’s construction and facilities upgrade pr…

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Hudson Stuelke of Waterloo, received instructions from Waterloo Police Department officer Sarah Thomford on how to ride his bicycle during a bike rodeo at the Waterloo Elementary School Saturday morning, June 8. The rodeo was sponsored by the Karl Junginger Memorial Library, Waterloo Police …

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Hudson Stuelke of Waterloo, received instructions from Waterloo Police Department officer Sarah Thomford on how to ride his bicycle during a bike rodeo at the Waterloo Elementary School Saturday morning, June 8. The rodeo was sponsored by the Karl Junginger Memorial Library, Waterloo Police …

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Rue Bybee, 6, of Waterloo, rode his bicycle through the course at the bike rodeo held at the Waterloo Elementary School Saturday morning, June 8. Behind him was his brother, Azi Bybee, 7. The bike rodeo was sponsored by Trek Bicycle, Karl Junginger Memorial Library, Waterloo Police Departmen…

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Aaron Schattschneider of Marshall will serve as the student representative to the Madison Area Technical College (MATC) district board for the 2019-20 academic year. His term begins July 1.

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“We are, we are the mighty Cardinals,” the Marshall High School Class of 2019 shouted Saturday afternoon during their final appearance as a high school senior.

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Lyla Stuelke of Waterloo road her bicycle through a maze of cones as part of the annual bike rodeo held Saturday morning, June 8 at the Waterloo Elementary School. The rodeo is a joint effort of the Karl Junginger Memorial Library, elementary school, Waterloo Police Department and Trek Bicycle.

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Thirty-six graduating seniors at Marshall High School received scholarships at an academic program Wednesday, May 29. Following are the scholarship recipients, in alphabetical order.

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Below a circular halo around the sun, 71 seniors from Waterloo High School received their diplomas on the athletic field of the school Sunday afternoon, June 2.

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The participants of the senior exercise program at the Karl Junginger Memorial Library donated funds to this year’s summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories.” The group gathers every Wednesday at the library, but takes a break for the summer. The group includes, back row from left, Shi…

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Stacy Ironside, left, Mel Stark, back and Damon Tolhurst, right, participated in the weekly Wood Carving Club at the Marshall Community Library May 14.

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For the second-straight year, DAZE Entertainment Basketball performed a dazzling performance as they played a unique basketball game against the Marshall All-Stars as well as raised food and funds for the community and high school food pantries Monday, June 3.