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Rural Maynard family escapes burning home
Tim Huber's attorney argues lack of probable cause in seeking dismissal of murder indictment
Confusion on procedure takes new Willmar position off council table
Relay for Life Kandiyohi County
Commentary: Latest VA fix creates new ills
Tribune Opinion: Willmar benefits from 'Moving Health Forward'
Letter: A credit to sports writing
Letter: Criticism of Peppin unwarranted
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Clinton picks Kaine as her running mate
April 18, 2016
Live it! Q&A: How preschool sets the tone for kindergarten
Much of Val Walstrom’s working life has been centered around children. In the mid-1990s, she began a home-based daycare while taking Early...
April 18, 2016 - 5:27pm
April 12, 2016
Live it!: Preschool ... and what your child can gain from it
Elsie Scheele is tall for her age, with deep blue eyes and a caramel mane that’s beginning to darken a shade. She sits coloring at an oversized...
April 12, 2016 - 10:27am
Tips to determine if your child is ready for preschool
With a greater emphasis on early childhood learning, experts believe preschool programs are a necessity for preparing children for kindergarten....
April 12, 2016 - 9:50am
April 7, 2015
Kindergarten registration to continue
WILLMAR — Kindergarten registration continues Thursday this week. Families with children who will be entering kindergarten and want to enroll...
April 7, 2015 - 8:35pm
June 27, 2014
Letter: A wise investment in children
I am so happy that last year the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Dayton voted to invest more money in our children. We have to prepare all our children to compete in the 21st-century economy. I am so proud of our state representative, Mary Sawatzky, who voted to support our students....
June 27, 2014 - 5:00am
May 31, 2013
Willmar, Minn., kindergarteners have list of things to learn this summer
WILLMAR -- Teachers in Willmar have developed a list of activities for children about to enter kindergarten. At the Kennedy Elementary School kindergarten roundup this spring, families received a packet of information for families with future kindergarteners. The packets include...
May 31, 2013 - 5:37pm
October 24, 2011
Willmar School Board to discuss kindergarten schedule today
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board will meet in a workshop session at 4:30 p.m. today in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The agenda includes a discussion of a possible move from all-day, everyday kindergarten to another schedule. The district...
October 24, 2011 - 11:53am
May 23, 2011
Kindergarteners 'love' new SMART Table
WILLMAR -- If you can't figure out which letter of the alphabet goes with which animal, it's nice to have a friend nearby. A new SMART Table...
May 23, 2011 - 12:00am
November 10, 2010
Montevideo considers all-day, everyday kindergarten
MONTEVIDEO -- School board members in Montevideo are considering the possibility of offering all-day, everyday kindergarten to all district students. Board members took up discussions on the issue at the meeting Monday. They informally agreed to study the feasibility of expanding...
November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 15, 2010
Growmobile seeing results
It's seven months since Regina Schmitz first went on the road with the Growmobile, bringing preschool learning to day-care children in Kandiyohi...
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
February 25, 2010
Roosevelt Elementary celebrates new K rooms with an open house Saturday
The kindergarteners at Roosevelt Elementary celebrated their 100th day in school this week. That day also marked the 34th day in their new classrooms. The...
February 25, 2010 - 12:00am
January 5, 2010
Roosevelt kindergarteners join the rest of their school
WILLMAR -- With a unified shout of "Cut that ribbon," 150 kindergarteners followed their teachers into the new wing of Roosevelt Elementary School...
January 5, 2010 - 12:00am
December 22, 2009
Teachers unpacking in new Roosevelt kindergarten wing
In Chelsea Brown's classroom, the stability balls are already waiting under the tables for her kindergarten students to come to school on Jan....
December 22, 2009 - 12:00am
November 27, 2009
Roosevelt kindergarten prepares to say goodbye to Lincoln building with a Thanksgiving dinner
A long time ago, there were people who were pilgrims, and the Indians helped them. That was Abby Clancy's take on the first Thanksgiving. The...
November 27, 2009 - 12:00am
June 15, 2009
Mobile preschool program expands
WILLMAR -- The Growmobile, the mobile preschool program operated by the United Way of West Central Minnesota, has launched for the summer and has expanded to five additional towns in Kandiyohi County. The program brings early childhood and parent education to local neighborhoods...
June 15, 2009 - 12:00am