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Rush City preschoolers celebrate graduation
Published June 5, 2016 at 8:00 am
NB schools bond referendum does not pass
Published June 2, 2016 at 8:15 am
North Branch Area Public Schools’ bond referendum, “Renovate, Innovate, Collaborate,” was defeated at the ballot box May 24. The unofficial results were 1,041 in favor of the bond referendum, and 1,166 opposed. From the school district: NBAPS is, of course, disappointed that voters rejected...
Advice for 2016 graduates
Published May 27, 2016 at 8:00 am
As we send another group of students into the world in just a couple of short weeks, I turn my thoughts to what these young adults can expect, and perhaps even what they need to know, to enjoy a successful life. Here are some things that come to mind: Be honest! It seems like an...
NBAPS bond proposal voted down
Published May 25, 2016 at 1:10 pm
North Branch Area Public Schools’ bond referendum, “Renovate, Innovate, Collaborate,” was defeated at the ballot box yesterday. The unofficial results were 1041 in favor of the bond referendum, and 1166 opposed.
NB Schools bond election May 24
Published May 18, 2016 at 8:01 am
Residents must vote at Education Center or absentee The election for North Branch Area Public Schools’ proposed $62 million facilities levy is less than a week away. Voting on the bond will take place 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 24 at the North Branch Area Education Center. Here is the bond question...
Filing period for NBAPS school board closes May 17
Published May 15, 2016 at 8:02 am
North Branch Area Public Schools will host an election on Tuesday, August 9, to fill a vacancy on the school board. The election will be held in conjunction with the state primary, and one individual will be elected to fill the vacancy in term expiring Jan. 7, 2019. Individuals interested in...
Successes showing for NB chorale department
Published May 15, 2016 at 8:01 am
The North Branch chorale department has been extremely busy as of late, and has much success to show for it. Twenty-one students April 22 traveled to Hinckley High School to compete in the state solo/ensemble competitions. Each solo or ensemble must perform a piece and is critiqued by a judge...
NB School Board discusses ‘why no pool’ and bond allocation
Published May 12, 2016 at 9:04 am
NBAPS School Board Chairman Kirby Ekstrom said while he was attending the April 2 Community Connections Expo at the high school, multiple people asked him why a pool was not part of the $62 million facilities levy question. “It was basically that if we had a pool question (on the ballot), then...
NB student-directed play to focus on comedy
Published May 11, 2016 at 9:59 am
North Branch Area High School senior Sonya Smetana, who is directing the spring play with junior Anna Kennedy, described this year’s production as “kind of a crazy story.” The play is “The Matchmakers,” and the plot synopsis fits aptly with Smetana’s description: After a lame homecoming...
An enchanting outing
Published May 10, 2016 at 8:51 am
The North Branch Area High School gymnasium Saturday was a pool of soft light that reflected off the ceiling in waves. As couples entered the gym during grand march — an annual rite before prom — they stopped at designated areas that were lit in hues of blue and purple, which fit perfectly with...