Area News

Retiring principal was eager to make a difference

Long-time Sibley East Elementary Principal Mari Lu Martens is retiring at the end of this month. A native of Gaylord, Martens worked as a long-term substitute in third grade and helped with music classes at GFW prior to working at Gaylord and eventually, Sibley East Schools.

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Public voices opinion on auditor/treasurer position

Don’t take away my right to vote for the County Auditor-Treasurer. The people spoke in 2014. Trust the public to make informed decisions. Those seemed to be the themes of many comments from the public who expressed opposition to the County Board of Commissioners about the possibility of changing the Auditor-Treasurer’s position from being elected…

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Goose crossing

Traffic came to a stop on Lincoln Avenue Thursday morning as gaggles of geese made their way from the stormwater pond to Lake Titloe.

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Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags

Manthey-Asmus Legion Post of Gaylord is holding a flag disposal ceremony on Flag Day. The event is planned for Monday, June 14th at 6 p.m. at the veterans’ memorial in the city park. The public is invited to attend. Unserviceable (worn) flags may be brought for the ceremony. In case of rain, the event will…

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Fundraiser to upgrade SE science equipment

A fundraising effort is underway to upgrade and add science classroom equipment and supplies for Sibley East High School. Greg Elseth, Sibley East High School biology teacher, said many Sibley East students are interested in the biological and medical fields, and it is critical that the students have opportunities to participate in quality science.

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SE retirees taught for a combined 124 years

Four Sibley East teachers, with a combined total of 124 years of experience, are now officially retired as the 2020-2021 school year came to a close last week. Rhonda Hermanson has 25 years of experience in the education field. Rene Moriarty will be retiring after teaching 32 years. Stacy Pauly Stacy Pauly will be retiring…

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Sunday is graduation day at Sibley East

Sibley East High School will graduate 90 students Sunday. Commencement is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Sibley East High School football field in Arlington. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the school gymnasium.

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City commits $15,000 for architectural work on pavilion restoration

Gaylord’s City Council, two months ago, heard about plans to restore the pavilion in the park. Those plans took a step forward on May 19th when council members agreed to commit $15,000 for architectural designs for the project. Restoring The Oaks Pavilion (most recently known as the roller rink) is the plan for the city’s…

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Memorial Day 2021

Gaylord’s Legion and Auxiliary recognized members for continuous members at its Memorial Day Ceremony Monday. They included, left to right, Harold Jackson (26 year Legion Post #433 member); Ethel Bauer (60 year Legion Auxiliary member); Ruth Olson (70 year Legion Auxiliary member); Marlene Kloeckl (60 year Legion Auxiliary member); Missing from photo: Roman Zachow (70…

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SE board gets budget update

Sibley East’s expenditures are projected to exceed revenue by $722,161 for the 2020-2021 school year. The revised budget was approved by the school board May 17. The adopted 2020-2021 budget projected expenditures would exceed revenue by $429,077. Janna Tessmer, Sibley East Business Manager, said the major difference on the revenue side is that the adopted…

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