MMFI starts construction on new building

The construction process on the new MMFI building started on May 18

The construction process on the new MMFI building started on May 18

By Mackenzie Hientz
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Mennonite Mutual Fire Insurance in Waldheim began the construction process for its new building on May 18 and they are excited for the new opportunities that it will bring.
MMFI President and CEO Valerie Fehr said that they were outgrowing their current building. Also, with having to walk up or down the stairs to get to the two levels, it wasn’t accessible to everyone, Fehr said.

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PSSD academic standards high despite funding challenges

Prairie Spirit School Division Board of Education Chair Larry Pavloff speaks from the podium in Martensville High School’s new theatre facility

Prairie Spirit School Division Board of Education Chair Larry Pavloff speaks from the podium in Martensville High School’s new theatre facility

By Terry Pugh
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Prairie Spirit School Division (PSSD) students are above the provincial average in academic achievements and graduation rates, even though the school division is facing financial challenges.
PSSD Board of Education Chair Larry Pavloff told the school division’s annual meeting of electors in Martensville on Tuesday, May 17 that the positive results coming out of the classroom are largely due to the efforts of teachers and administrators at each school.
A revamping of roles and responsibilities of school division staff over the past year, combined with $4.6 million in reductions for its 2014-15 budget, have prompted the school division to take a fresh look at how schools can achieve their goal of helping students learn, according to Pavloff.?  

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North rolls over south in Senior Bowl games

Carter Dahl running the ball in the 6-man game

Carter Dahl running the ball in the 6-man game

By Terry Pugh
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The northern boys rolled over their southern rivals in spectacular fashion on Monday, May 23 in both the 9-man and 6-man Ed Henick Senior Bowl high school football showcases at Saskatoon Minor Football Field.
The 9-man northern team, which included 17 area players among the 27-man roster, captured the provincial trophy with a decisive 48-13 victory.
The 6-man squad, meanwhile, won their game 22-8.

9-MAN DOMINANCE
Sam Michnik of Delisle set a new record for the longest rushing touchdown in a provincial Senior Bowl game.

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Time to dive in at Valley Aquatic Centre

By Kate Kading

With the opening weekend of the Valley Aquatic Centre already behind us, families are turning their attention to planning swimming lessons.
The first day of swimming lesson sign up will be this weekend on Sunday, May 29 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Rosthern Jubilee Sports Centre.
Will there be a long wait? No! Changes have been made to the sign up process that have made it far quicker than in previous years. Recreation and Community Development Manager Andrew Crowe says last year they saw a huge improvement.

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Faces of summer at Station Arts Centre, Rosthern

Summer students Elise Lehmann (left) and Shannon Renn will fill many roles at the Station Arts Centre until the end of August

Summer students Elise Lehmann (left) and Shannon Renn will fill many roles at the Station Arts Centre until the end of August

By Kate Kading

The Station Arts Centre (SAC) summer students started work last week and you will see one familiar face and one new face to meet and greet you at the door.
Elise Lehmann is beginning her third summer with the SAC and is just as excited about this summer as in previous years.
“It’s so nice. I don’t think there is one reason why I love it. It’s the people. Everyone who works here is so great.”

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