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‘The Lion King’ to be performed Friday afternoon

by Michael Mattison Students participating in the fourth annual T-Bird Community Arts art camp will be performing “The Lion King” kids at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the GFW High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door and ages five and under are free. For the entire story, check out the June 22 issue of the…

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GFW School Board approves gathering more information on three projects

by Doug Hanson At a work session two weeks earlier, the GFW School Board was informed about three potential projects that the administration wanted to do in Winthrop. On Monday evening at its regular June School Board meeting, the Board received a more detailed description of the projects. Superintendent Jeff Horton stated that any long…

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Lafayette City Council discusses blight issues

by Doug Hanson The members of the Lafayette City Council took a tour throughout the city to check on the condition of property for both businesses and residents. They also received written comments and photos from residents concerning 400 Wanser and 691 Lafayette Avenue. Finally some residents attended the meeting to emphasized their concern for…

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Peterson reflects on year as State FFA officer

by Michael Mattison With her huge involvement in 4-H growing up, Baleigh Peterson said she didn’t know where joining FFA would lead her. That journey grew and eventually led to serving as the State FFA Sentinel last year. The Sentinel is typically the office responsible for welcoming others, having a smiling face and encouraging and including…

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City of Gibbon makes plans to run the city library

by Doug Hanson As Sibley County has decided to give the control of the county’s public library to the individual cities, the Gibbon City Council reviewed what that meant at its June city council meeting on June 7. The transfer of control from the county board to the City of Gibbon, which will happen later…

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Coaches inducted into GFW HOF

by Michael Mattison The GFW Booster Club inducted to new members into its Hall of Fame on Wednesday, coaches Lowell Zellmann and Mark Leitheiser. Both were introduced by fellow Hall of Famer Lyle Muth. For the entire story, check out the June 8 issue of the Winthrop News.

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GFW School Board holds work session on facilities

by Doug Hanson The GFW School Board held a work session on Monday evening that drew a large crowd. A total of 23 people were part of the discussion on the planning for future facilities. That group included Board Directors Mike Kuehn, Jason Haas, Drew Schmidt and Dan Merkel. Also Superintendent Jeff Horton had his…

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Retiring GFW staff honored

Four GFW staff members were honored at a breakfast last week as they have retired at the end of the school year. From left to right: Maren Briard, Jean Bode, Julie Grunke and Mark Leitheiser. Photo contributed

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Joint statement regarding the GFW SRO program

“Representatives from Winthrop, Gibbon, GFW Public Schools and Winthrop Police Department have been and will continue to meet to discuss the funding and contractual obligations for the School Resource Officer program. The different entities are working on maximizing resources for all and ensuring the best possible program for students and our communities.”

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