I readily admit that I am not very sentimental, and definitely am not a romantic. I’m also not one to get star-struck over celebrities and their personal lives. But even if I was just a little more of these things, I just can’t understand what all the hoopla over the royal wedding was all about.
Last Friday the school district held its annual Community Service Day (CSD), and I am so proud of students and staff! CSD began almost a decade ago and has become a tradition many rely upon to prepare our communities for summer.
OFFENSE! Turn on the TV, go online, look at our nation, our American church, our workplaces, our families. We seem to be passionately in love with our offenses. In fact, it seems we have loved them so much that we’ve become committed more to nurturing them rather than to working through them.
Ever since our cohorts, the Isanti County News, announced that they would be switching to delivering only to people who request to get a copy of their paper, we have received numerous questions from people asking if we would be following suit.
Recently Activities Director Matt Lattimore and Community Relations Coordinator Pat Tepoorten submitted an application to “Our Courts. Our Future.” to have the North Branch Central Park basketball court refurbished.
Public engagement is an important function of Cambridge-Isanti Schools. Providing the public with the facts and allowing the public to form opinions based on the facts is key. In fact, I expect the district will not obtain 100 percent support for its decisions or directions on any matter. Di…
Letters to the editor during an election year are a great way to help inform voters about candidates. At the same time, they can also be very detrimental to the election process. Because of that, I want to take some time to fully explain our guidelines for submitting letters to the editor.
Recently North Branch Area High School won two awards – a silver “Star of Innovation” award from the Minnesota Association of Secondary Principals (MASSP) for its BARR (Building Assets Reducing Risk) program.
The “official” start of the 2018 elections is still a couple weeks away, with filing for running for election set to begin May 22 and run through June 5. All indications are that this is going to be an almost unprecedentedly crazy election year.
Last week, I was on my way to a photo shoot when I spotted something somewhat unusual for here in Cambridge. I hit the brakes on my car, climbed out and looked up to see if my eyes were deceiving me. Sure enough, there it was – a snowy owl perched comfortably on the top of a streetlight, jus…
Over the weekend, the Minnesota Twins wound up postponing three straight games because of the rain, snow and cold. So far this season, they have had to postpone four of their first ten home games because of “inclement weather.” And after every single postponement, the inevitable cries of “th…
Over the past two months, I’ve watched the snow in my backyard alternately expand and shrink over and over. It reminds of the photos of the polar ice caps I’ve seen for the past couple decades. It’s as though geologic time has been compressed into a few weeks as the glacier in my yard advanc…
On Saturday, I saw the movie “Ready Player One,” the latest sci-fi movie from Steven Spielberg. While I won’t go into the elaborate plot of the movie, I do want to touch on the “premise inside a premise” of the movie. A main component of the movie is the use of “Easter eggs” in an elaborate …
It’s hard to believe, but this will be the 10th year North Branch Area Public Schools has held Community Service Day – a great day for students and staff, and a chance for us as a district to show our appreciation to those communities that support us each and every day.
This issue of the Star was supposed to include our annual Spring Sports Preview, featuring all of the teams from C-I and North Branch that will hopefully be competing in the near future. I say hopefully because as everyone is well aware, winter is refusing to loosen its grip on the area.
Every decision that impacts Cambridge-Isanti Schools involves a wealth of detail that cannot be captured by a headline or an opinion.
I am so pleased to announce that representatives of the North Branch Area Education Foundation (NBAEF) were in our schools this week, awarding grants to the many staff members who applied to the foundation this year. We are so grateful for its continued support.
By now, I chalk it up as being inevitable – I go someplace that needs to know my name and after telling it to them, there’s the mandatory “And how do you spell that?”
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, students from around the country gathered in a march to bring continued awareness about school shootings. In the Twin Cities 18,000 people met at Harriet Island in St. Paul and walked peacefully to the steps of the State Capitol. Approximately one-and-a-half mile…
As a child, April Fool’s Day almost eclipsed Christmas as my favorite day of the entire year. April 1 felt like I could lie legitimately for 24 hours without getting in trouble if I shouted, “April Fool’s!” when my lie was discovered.
Strike up a conversation about press rights, and many individuals likely conjure a picture of editors and reporters demanding access to top-secret data from government officials. No doubt, that occurs more often than most people would like to believe.