Archive | June, 2013

When Colby, Caleb and their little brother Brenden heard the Wednesday, June 12, clue in the Rum River Festival medallion hunt, they were excited. The boys had been led to the Princeton Area Library by the clue of the previous day. With a little help from their mother, Jenny Handshoe, they had arrived at the [...]

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A controversy appears to be heating up in regards to the scheduling of the 2014 Princeton High School graduation and the subsequent all-night party. On April 23 the Princeton Board of Education approved a 2013-14 school calendar that included a June 8 graduation, which was set for a Sunday afternoon. The 2015 graduation was also [...]

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Jean Kathleen (Frye) Meixell age 93 of Princeton died Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Princeton Elim Home. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at Freshwaters United Methodist Church- River Campus in Princeton with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.  Rev. [...]

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The Morrison County Record Editorial Board endorses “all-day-every-day kindergarten in Minnesota” (April 19 issue) and even pre-K for children 3-4 years of age. They quote several economists how such a program [of state sponsored education] impacts the “return on investment.” However, is that what is best for the very young child? Certainly education is extremely [...]

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ECM’s recent editorial on a formula for education success offers a misguided and fatal solution. To get kids to at least grade-level reading by third grade, ECM actually advocates that others do the job that parents refuse to do. This never works. Having the gall to relegate parents as mere “partners in their child’s educational [...]

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Democrats are touting this session as the “education session,” claiming that they’re going to somehow reach a 100% graduation rate by 2027, thanks to new spending. If history is any indicator, simply increasing funding without substantive reforms will do very little to increase graduation rates, let alone assure 100% graduation rates in the future. The [...]

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Trudi Abraham owns and operates the Sharp Styles Salon in Princeton’s north mall. She formerly operated the business at Crystal Court Apartments in Princeton for two years before moving into Riverside Plaza this past March. Abraham grew up in Princeton, and she and her husband Jesse have three daughters – Cassidi, 17, Presli, 12, and [...]

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