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Mayhem on I-94: Car theft suspect climbs on truck as traffic comes to halt
VFW honors Mehl and Becker with 'Teacher of the Year' awards
Emergency Service Personnel Recognized for Dedication to their Communities
Living History: JCPenney sale license is extended
Hutson recognized with international teaching award
Seniors set to lead Raiders into track season
Wolverines have positions open for new fastpitch talent
Wolverines have five state qualifiers back for 2017
Sports briefs - March 23 edition
Tigers hold Pirates at bay in 41-37 subsection tilt
Allen A. Nikkari
Assisted living facility construction moving along quickly
Tri-County Health Care offering new acid reflux procedure
Tri-County Health Care earns ACR accreditation
Minnesota Valley Irrigation celebrates 25 years
Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors present awards
'A Band Called Honalee' to perform timeless music of the '60s
Author Mary Casanova packs 'em in at Book Ends event
Entertainment briefs - March 16 edition
Gallery exhibit honors women's artwork and advocacy
Young country music star to perform in Wadena
Birth announcements - March 16 edition
The seasons of dating and marriage
Area students named to NDSU dean's list
Humbly listen to God and one another
Your letters - March 16 edition
Phillips: 'Neighbors' columnist gets well-deserved kindness
Are colored well lights against the law?
Minding our Elders: Can weather and lunar activity affect people living with dementia?
Diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune
Lack of snow means burning restrictions will happen soon
Tulibee dominate catch in Brainerd Jaycees Extravaganza
Annual Menahga Family Fishing Derby is Jan. 21
Shout-out for Pout: New Minnesota state eelpout record is on the books
Chronic Wasting Disease found in two farm-raised deer
Verndale School Board
March 11, 2017
First level of HRS model rolling at Verndale school
High-Reliability Schools (HRS) work is underway at the Verndale school according to Superintendent Paul Brownlow. The HRS model is a strategic planning framework that provides indicators of school operations. The district has received a $250,000 grant from the National Joint Powers...
March 11, 2017 - 9:52am
Verndale board approves $550,609 expenditure
Verndale's school board approved the expenditure of $550,609 Monday at their February meeting for a school bus garage and parking lot. When the bus garage project was originally passed the board was looking at a ballpark figure of $350,000. Paul Davis Remodeling and Renovation, the...
February 11, 2017 - 10:18am
January 14, 2017
Verndale school board approves exemplary fund requests
The Verndale school board approved exemplary fund requests totaling $47,604.80 at their January meeting Monday in the Verndale Media Center. Exemplary funds are a blind budget item, according to Verndale Superintendent Paul Brownlow. The board sets aside $40,000 each year as long...
January 14, 2017 - 12:10am
December 12, 2016
Overruns lead Verndale board to table bus garage project
Finding themselves beset by stringent building code demands, the Verndale school board voted Monday evening to table work on the district's new bus garage. Paul Davis Remodeling and Renovation Project Manager Mike Lovelace told the board the $375,000 project has begun to see significant...
December 12, 2016 - 7:43am
November 18, 2016
STEM Stars, food services draw attention of Verndale board
A look at STEM Stars and a disconcerting review of food services inventory problems highlighted Monday's November meeting of the Verndale school...
November 18, 2016 - 12:10am
October 8, 2016
Verndale board approves parking lot, certifies levy
A $45,058 expansion of the Verndale school's parking lot is under way after the school board gave the project a green light last Friday in a special session. The expansion on the west side of the school's new addition began Monday. Overseeing the project is Mike Lovelace of Paul Davis...
October 8, 2016 - 12:08am
October 1, 2016
Verndale bus garage project moving forward
Mike Lovelace informed Verndale school board members Monday night a bathroom will not be needed in the district's new bus garage.
October 1, 2016 - 12:10am
September 17, 2016
Bathroom may become issue for Verndale school bus garage
The Verndale school board found themselves confronted with a bathroom issue Monday night at their September meeting, courtesy of the State of Minnesota. Mike Lovelace, who is overseeing the construction of a new bus garage for the district, informed the board that his firm, Paul Davis...
September 17, 2016 - 12:08am
July 16, 2016
Verndale board gives approval for demolition of bus garage
The Verndale School Board gave the green light to begin demolition of the existing bus garage Monday for construction of a new 90x100 foot steel structure. The building, when completed, will provide cold storage to house Verndale's fleet of 11 school buses, a spot for minor repairs...
July 16, 2016 - 12:08am
June 18, 2016
Verndale school board sets budget, looks at garage project
The Verndale school board signed off on a 2017 budget of $5,660,763 Monday at their June meeting. With expenditures estimated at $5,573,337 the projected fund balance increase will be $87,426. The largest projected deficit on the budget is $21,326 in the debt service fund. The food...
June 18, 2016 - 12:08am
May 6, 2016
New bus facility project starting to roll
The Verndale school board took the first step Monday evening toward what could be a new district bus facility by October. Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling was asked to come up with a building design, collect bid estimates and gather permits for the project which the district...
May 6, 2016 - 12:10am
April 8, 2016
BHV wrestling team partnering with Parkers Prairie
Parkers Prairie will be joining Bertha-Hewitt and Verndale in fielding a wrestling team beginning next fall. The Verndale school board acted on separate resolutions at their April meeting Monday night to dissolve the present Bertha-Hewitt and Verndale cooperative in order for the...
April 8, 2016 - 12:10am
March 11, 2016
'Big Buddy' program off to good start in Verndale
A "Big Buddy" program has begun in the Verndale School according to K-12 Dean of Students Arick Follingstad. At Monday's monthly meeting of the Verndale school board, Follingstad told members the program, headed by Special Education Teacher Jamie Adams, finds National Honor Society...
March 11, 2016 - 12:10am
January 9, 2016
Verndale school board spends time with different types of investment
Investments took the floor Monday evening at the January meeting of the Verndale school board. After board members took care of their annual organizational chores, they approved a proposal to invest school funds in certificates of deposit. The Ehlers CD Investment Program will take...
January 9, 2016 - 12:08am
December 11, 2015
Verndale board approved master contract, levy
The Verndale school board cleared the decks for future business at their December meeting Monday by approving a master contract with the Verndale Education Association and certifying a new tax levy rate. Superintendent Paul Brownlow told the board the VEA ratified their end of...
December 11, 2015 - 8:15am