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Mrs. Sharon Pesta, Elementary Physical Education teacher, has been selected as the Swanville Public School’s Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Pesta has been teaching in Swanville for 10 years. Pesta is pictured above being recognized by Swanville School District Superintendent Gene Harthan.  
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Elementary School recently selected its May students of the month. Kindergarten The kindergarten student of the month for May is Oliver Espe.  Students that are honest, are truthful, sincere, trustworthy, courageous, and capable of admitting mistakes.  This young man is...
Haileigh Sales
Senior Haileigh Sales has been chosen as the Swanville May Student of the Month for grades 10-12. She is the daughter of Bruce and Chris Sales.   Diane Schleicher, elementary teacher writes “I have known Haileigh since she was in Kindergarten and have had the pleasure of having her as a teacher’s...
Hunter Chet Cook
Ryan and Amy Cook of Long Prairie are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hunter Chet Cook on Monday, May 23, 5:56 p.m. at CentraCare Health - Long Prairie. He weighed eight pounds, eight ounces. He will be welcomed home by Aaron and Averie.  Grandparents are Marcus and Beth Nelson and...
Brandon Kelly
Long Prairie realtor Brandon Kelly was recently awarded the highly acclaimed national Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designation. In completing the required curriculum, Kelly, of Central MN Realty in Long Prairie, joins other top realtors in the residential real estate industry from across the...
Tony and Sandra Reinbold of Long Prairie are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Joshua-James Grant Reinbold on Saturday, April 23, 8:55 a.m. at CentraCare Health - Long Prairie. He weighed eight pounds, 13 ounces. He will be welcomed home by Zoe.  Grandparents Joe and Robin Reinbold and...
Hunter Hanowski of Swanville graduated at the 2016 spring commencement ceremonies at the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Arts, College of Arts and Sciences.  
Samuel Mettler, son of Randall and Margaret Mettler, Burtrum, received the North Dakota State University Freshman Academic Scholarship in the amount of $3,000. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement.  Mettler will enter NDSU in the fall and plans to major in journalism. In high school...
Ridgewater College would like to acknowledge those students earning recognition on the Dean’s lists for spring semester 2016: Chandler Langford of Long Prairie; Andrew Vodak of Swanville; Austin Butler, Jeremy Kruse. and Anna Salber of Browerville. In order to be included on the Dean’s list a...
The following students graduated from Minnesota State University - Moorhead, Friday, May 13, 2016: Chloee Larson, Brooke Swanson and Samantha Zastrow of Long Prairie; Maranda Nelson and Amanda Roerick of Swanville; and Jorden Pangrac of Grey Eagle.  


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