education

Torch: iPads vs textbooks

Dec 22, 2016
iPads and textbooks are both great learning tools for education. Both have disadvantages and advantages. Over the past years, Lincoln High School has transitioned from traditional ink and paper textbooks to digital iPads with efficient capabilities. “Kids are more engaged, better organized, and...

School's new augmented reality sandbox is no joke

Dec 22, 2016
What started as a joke among teachers at Lincoln High School has resulted in a piece of rare technology and a uniquely hands-on educational experience for students. The district is now in possession of what could be just the state’s second “augmented reality sandbox” based on designs and software...

Torch: Secondary and post-secondary

Dec 15, 2016
If you got to chose to stay in high school or go to post-secondary, which would you chose? Anna Burdis and Grant Gilman, both seniors at Lincoln High School, would answer this question very differently. The difference between post-secondary and secondary is that with post, the student would go to...

Young students thank God with feast

Nov 30, 2016
The students of Roots to Wings Learning Center and St. John’s School kindergarten class threw a “Thank You God” party complete with a feast last Wednesday. They were invited to dress up as some sort of fall character - a pumpkin, a hunter, a pilgrim, a deer, etc. Both preschool classes and the...

Grandparents visit school

Nov 17, 2016
Bluff View Elementary School’s annual grandparents day Oct. 28 was well attended, according to Assistant Principal Tracy Oliver. “We had a full house that day with over 1,000 lunches being served. I was told cars were parked on the street out to Hwy. 63.” Grandparents arrived at the school at 10 a....

Sheriffs offer scholarships to law enforcement students

Sep 1, 2016
Sheriff Rodney Bartsh of Wabasha County and Sheriff Scott McNurlin of Goodhue County have announced the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2016. The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) board of directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15 $...

Six file for four school board seats

Aug 17, 2016
Barring any last minute withdrawals, six people will vie for four seats on the Lake City Public Schools School Board in the Nov. 8 general election. All four incumbents -- Heath Oeltjen, Kevin Pavelka, Patrick Dwelle and Jack Rol -- are seeking re-election. Seeking a first term on the board will...

Cedar attends camp to explore ag education

Aug 17, 2016
Lincoln High School senior Jade Cedar was one of nine participants in a camp to discover what a career in agricultural education might look like. The Ag Ed Immersion Camp was held in Willmar, Minn., in early August. The camp featured hands-on lesson planning, one-on-one time with colleges in...

Learn to hunt program geared toward adults

Aug 3, 2016
Even though putting locally sourced meat in the freezer is one goal of many who begin deer hunting as adults, stories abound of new hunters finding friends, creating family traditions and gaining profound experiences of connection with the outdoors. Adults who are new to hunting and want to learn...

Lake City Public Schools presents service awards

Jun 9, 2016
At an end-of-the-school-year luncheon June 6, Lake City Public Schools recognized employees for hitting service milestones in increments of five years. Front row, from left: Nikki Beucler, five years; Beth Evers, five years; Terry Breyfogle, 25 years; Darcy Bock, 15 years; and Tricia Oeltjen, five...

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