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Updated Mar 28, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Butterfield--Ag in the Classroom completed their rounds in Watonwan County March 19, when Kurt Blomgren, Andy Pierson, Seth Pierson, and Lukas Pierson visited Butterfield-Odin Public School, and Elisabeth Carlson and Amy Gieseke presented at St. Paul’s Lutheran in St. James.

Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 8:40 AM

On March 12, Doug Storbeck, the assistant principal of Northside Elementary, read to students from a book; while there’s certainly nothing unusual about a staff member of a school reading to students, this was noteworthy because...

Updated Mar 24, 2015 at 10:25 AM

When I was a senior in high school, I posed one of the cruelest questions ever to my parents.So, I asked, one night at the dinner table. How much money have you saved for my college education?

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 8:08 AM

The feasibility committee responsible for coming up with a new proposal to improve the three school buildings in St. James after the latest plan--a nearly $30 million bond measure--failed in February met for the first time Tuesday since...

Updated Mar 22, 2015 at 11:17 AM

In an attempt to make up a roughly $822,000 projected shortfall in the 2015-2016 budget, the St. James School Board is considering eliminating a plethora of positions, including an assistant principal at Northside Elementary, a math...

Updated Mar 21, 2015 at 9:43 AM

A 16-foot-by-3-foot acrylic mural worked on for two weeks by Northside Elementary first grade students, staff, adults in the community, and visiting artist Teresa Cox has been completed.

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 8:27 AM

The 13th annual Cash for Kids Auction sponsored by the District 840 Foundation, which raises money for education in the three St. James school buildings, is set for Sunday at St. James High School.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 11:40 AM

A heated open forum closed out the Butterfield-Odin School Board meeting on Monday, with many in attendance weighing in on two action items from the meeting, which related to an upcoming evaluation of superintendent/principal Lisa Shellum.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 8:15 AM

Though this, her senior season, was her only year on the St. James Area gymnastics team other than her eighth-grade year, Sophie Lepp made an undeniable impact, shattering school records and leaving an indelible mark on her fellow...

Updated Mar 18, 2015 at 8:44 AM

On March 5, kindergarten students in the District 840, the St. James school district, went through an arts integration program at Armstrong, spending roughly 40 minutes each on media, music, movement, and art.

Updated Mar 4, 2015 at 8:53 AM

At Northside Elementary Friday, Working for Farmers Success (WFS) presented a check for $6,000 to the Watonwan County Backpack Program; the money will be split three ways between the Madelia, Butterfield-Odon, and St. James school...

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