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Voyageur Press• February 2, 2016
 

The Youth Bowling Program in McGregor has been a bright spot for the community for many years. The program is offered to students in grades K thru 12 and continues to offer a bowling experience every Tuesday and Wednesday after school and in a Sunday evening league at 6:30 p.m.

McGregor Lanes owner Christi Williams noted that the children are bused from the school this year and parents just have pick them up when they are done.

Another positive aspect of the McGregor Youth Bowling Program over the years is the Youth Scholarship Fund. Christi said that not every kid that bowls is in the scholarship program. “Those that are, begin by signing up at a cost of $10 per year. “This opens an account and keeps it ‘active,’” she explained. “During the year the bowling alley, along with the kids, hold a few fundraisers. Children that participate in these get extra money credited to their account.”

This year youth bowlers sold water at Wild Rice Days, held a bake sale in December, and right now the kids are selling beef ...

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PROPOSED ADDITION: DeVetter Design Group presented this illustration of a possible expansion to the Cromwell-Wright School that would contain an added Industrial Technology space, a new full-size gym with walking track and a fitness center.
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School board’s message: Here’s an idea ...
Voyageur Press• February 2, 2016
 

CROMWELL, Minn.—A community presentation was held at Cromwell-Wright School on Monday, January 25 to discuss the feasibility of a school addition that would include expanded Industrial Technology classroom space, a possible new gym and fitness center. Cromwell-Wright School board members, Superintendent Ron Bratlie, architect Mike DeVetter with DeVetter Design Group and Gary Olsen with Ehlers Financial Planning shared how this plan might affect students, community members and, for many, the tax impact.

“For the past couple of years, we’ve been taking a close look at a facility expansion,” said school board member Greg Eliason. “We looked at our Industrial Arts facility which is the same as when I graduated from high school in 1978. It has actually not changed since 1964. With that, we would also like to expand our Industrial Technology programming.”

“We are committed to doing that,” added Eliason. “We are going to do that. We have set aside money and we are planning on that expansion.”

After looking into this expansion, the cost came back to expand the Industrial Technology space at over $800,000. “We met as a board and talked ...

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Joseph zak
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Search continues for Joseph
Voyageur Press• January 26, 2016
 

BROOKSTON, Minn.—Joseph Zak, a vulnerable adult, living at a group home near Brookston, Minnesota, was reported missing December 7, 2015. Friends, family and authorities have been busy searching for the man for over a month.

This past week, on Tuesday, January 19, about 38 friends and family completed a ground search of more than 160 acres of snow-covered fields, woods, and wetlands that make up the property of the group home where Joseph lived. Volunteers also searched some nearby property and roadside.

Joseph’s mother, Marleen, shared that about 38 friends and family turned out to scour the area. “Thank you volunteers!” expressed Marleen. “You were awesome!”

Marleen added that the St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad also came to help. “It was a dual search. A combined effort. The emphasis was on a thorough search of the group home region (160 acres). It was tough terrain to go through and we warned the group ahead of time.”

Joseph is still missing.

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