Archive | October 1, 2013

Greg Schieber “A pint of the black stuff” is all one need utter to the barkeep to get a pour of Ireland’s most famous contribution to the world economy. The beer famously known as Guinness seems to be the lifeblood running through the veins of most Irish. Every pub features elaborate Guinness taps and it [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Early fall is just right for seasonal juxtapositions, like pairing sweaters with sandals, or  finding rosebuds amid fallen leaves. It seems part of the season’s charm—to trip us up for a minute and make us see something new, or in a new way. I’m always particularly fond of a very summery [...]

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By Emily Bialkowski Caledonia Argus   Experiential learning is the process of learning from direct experience. Brad Harguth’s first semester construction class will get a good dose of it when they replace a roof on the dilapidated garage behind the elementary school. The class gave a presentation on the project during the Sept. 23 School [...]

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By Emily Bialkowski Caledonia Argus   Caledonia Superintendent Ben Barton introduced the district’s annual report on curriculum, instruction and student achievement during the Sept. 23 School Board meeting. The document outlines the district’s mission, goals, curriculum committee and policies and presents student achievement data – test results. The lengthy document is required from all districts [...]

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By Emily Bialkowski Caledonia Argus   If you’re part of the daily diaspora that leaves Houston County each morning for work, brace yourself for the ride home. For two years – beginning next spring – the southbound exit off Interstate 90 leading to Hwy. 61 in La Crescent will be closed, completely closed. Construction of [...]

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