Wednesday, May 1, 2002

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Winona Habitat project gets half-million in funding

Twenty-one homes will be built

Winona's future Habitat for Humanity "Jimmy Carter Place" subdivision received a funding boost Friday when nearly half a million dollars in grants were approved.

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Dist. 861 formally withdraws from Community In Schools

Other sources will fund social programs

The Winona School Board voted to withdraw from the Communities In Schools (CIS) program at a special meeting Monday, making official two years worth of conversation about the withdrawal.

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'Baby Connections' helps parents cope with that new bundle of joy

Having a new baby brings questions. Lots of them...Is my baby developing normally? What is postpartum depression? How can I make time for my older child?

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Appeal vote count goes to court

The Minnesota Court of Appeals will decide the fate of Question 2 from the District 861 fall referendum, in answer to the challenge brought by local businessman Don Evanson over the validity of the vote tally.

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Area schools celebrating Charter School Week

The four public charter schools located in the Winona-LaCrescent area are coming together for the first time to celebrate National Charter School Week, April 29th through May 3rd. The schools participating in National Charter Schools Week include: Bluffview Montessori, LaCrescent Montessori Public Academy, Ridgeway Community School, and Riverway Learning Community. Work of the area charter school's art and information about the schools will be on display at the Winona Mall throughout the week. On Wednesday, May 1st from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. an information table, staffed by representatives of the participating schools, will be set up by the Mall display. In addition to the cooperative display at the Winona Mall each school is planning special activities of their own.

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Many varieties of "Bugz" filled the Lewiston Elementary School gymnasium Monday night as music teacher Mr. Harper presented the spring musical. Above, Kindergarten fireflies light up the stage. Below second, third adn fourth graders buzz about after the show, displaying colorful winged costumes made by parents.
(Photos by Christina Eberhard)

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