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WPS Foundation helps pay activity fees, planning for 30th anniversary

WILLMAR — Eight students will be able to participate in school activities, thanks to the Willmar Public Schools Foundation.

West Central Tribune, 12/04/2012

Volunteers help Willmar, Minn., students learn math skills through dice game

WILLMAR — After a few minutes of instruction, the fourth-graders at Roosevelt Elementary School started rolling dice and learning the fun and challenge of playing Bunco.

West Central Tribune, 12/03/2012

Four tech staff members fired, fifth on leave from Willmar, Minn., Schools

WILLMAR — Five people have been removed from the Willmar School District’s technology staff after an investigation into alleged misconduct and violation of school laws and rules.

West Central Tribune, 12/01/2012

Four members of Willmar School District technology staff fired, one on administrative leave

WILLMAR — Five people have been removed from the Willmar School District’s technology staff after an investigation in alleged misconduct and violation of school rules.

West Central Tribune, 11/30/2012

Work on strategic plan begins in the Willmar, Minn., School District

WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board began to take a closer look at how it does business this week, the beginning of a process that will lead to a new strategic plan for the school district’s future.

West Central Tribune, 11/30/2012

Willmar, Minn., seventh-grader earns iPad, donates it to special ed classes

WILLMAR — Annie Schaefbauer worked like crazy to win the top prize in the Willmar Middle School fundraiser this fall. She wanted that Apple iPad2 tablet computer badly — not for herself but to donate it to her school’s special education department.

West Central Tribune, 11/28/2012

Shop owner finds new ways to remain relevant

WILLMAR — Gracie Margaret’s Children’s Boutique has evolved over its two years in business, and its owner’s involvement in social media has helped guide the business’s development.

West Central Tribune, 11/27/2012

Elementary schools in Willmar, Minn., try new system to heighten instruction

WILLMAR — First-graders work in small groups to match words with pictures and recognize similarities and differences between words. Fifth-graders in different groups read aloud or write about accomplishments.

West Central Tribune, 11/26/2012

Willmar, Minn., Public Library to unveil its new play area to the public next week

he new Smart Play Spot at the Willmar Public Library wasn’t officially open, but it was already drawing little kids like a magnet this week.

West Central Tribune, 11/24/2012

Dinners provided by Willmar, Minn., VFW Men’s Auxiliary for vets

WILLMAR — Fifty veterans and their families will pick up turkeys and all the trimmings for a Thanksgiving meal today from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Men’s Auxiliary of Willmar.

West Central Tribune, 11/20/2012

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