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Arcadia Fire Department

Come support a great cause and help make the first annual Arcadia Fire Department Dance & Fundraiser a success!

Saturday May 2nd 2015
Arcadia Lions Club Pavilion
$5.00 Admission
Chicken & Brat Dinners - 4:00pm until gone
Happy Hour - $1 Beer - 7:00pm-8:00pm
Silent Auction & Raffles All Evening
Boogie & The Yo-Yoz - 9:00pm-12:30am

Proceeds will be put towards new firefighting equipment for the Arcadia Fire Department.
Check out Boogie & The Yo-Yoz at

Green Eggs and Ham!

National School Breakfast Week kicked off on Dr. Seuss' birthday with district personalities reading "Green Eggs and Ham" for children enjoying school breakfast.  School breakfast is served in all WAPS schools each morning before school. Students only need to go the lunchroom and they will be served a nutritious breakfast to fire up their learning for the day. Breakfast menus are brand new.ALL kindergartners and grade 1-12 students who qualify for reduced meals receive breakfast FREE; otherwise breakfast is a great value at $1.35.
Photo:  The cat in the hat, AKA Jennifer Walters, WAPS School Nutrition director, read "Green Eggs and Ham" to students enjoy school breakfast at Jefferson Elementary STEM School.

March 2 is Dr. Seuss' birthday and March 2-6 is National School Breakfast Week

Weather Academy

News 19 Weather Academy is coming to Bluffview Montessori on Tuesday, March 10th! News 19 Weather Academy is a program created by Stormtracker 19 Weather to educate elementary school students about the basics of weather and give them the knowledge to be safe (not scared!) in severe weather situations. The 2 hour open house at Bluffview Montessori runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and will have door prizes, weather experiments, sign autographs, materials to create your own rain gauge, a station for kids to pretend they’re on TV, and Dan Breeden gives the weather forecast live from the school for the 5pm and 6pm newscasts.The open house for everyone in the Winona area community! If you would like more information about the Weather Academy, send an e-mail to: We hope to see you March 10th!

Hope Lutheran:Pancake Breakfest

ACTIVITIES this week at Hope Lutheran High School: The basketball teams, along with coaches, managers, parents and families will attend the annual Awards and Recognition Night Friday March 13 at 7pm. A dessert potluck will be followed by recognition and awards for every participant.  
The senior class will host a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday March 15 at the Eagles from 8 am -1pm. 

Hope Lutheran will present their Spring Play The Importance of Being Earnest on Friday and Saturday March 20 and 21.

Winona FFA Talent Show

The Winona FFA Chapter has been hosting a WSHS student talent show for the last five years. Breanna Vogel, Winona FFA Chapter president chaired the talent show this year which is a community service project for the chapter.  Proceeds benefit the Winona Area Humane Society.  

The 5th Annual WSHS Talent Show was held on Thursday, February 26. The winners of this year's talent show are:
First Place: Akif Khan
Second Place: Austin Weatherhead
Third Place: Blake Doyscher and Braydn Martin.
Proceeds from this year's event totaled $750 which will be presented to the Winona Area Humane Society.
Photo left to right
Winona FFA President, Breanna Vogel presents trophies to the winners of the 5th Annual WSHS Talent Show:  Breanna Vogel, Akif Khan (1st Place), Austin Weatherhead (2nd Place), Blake Doyscher and Braydn Martin (3rd Place). 

MCA-St. Patrick's Day

Keeping the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day alive an extra day, Irish and tap dancers from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will perform at the Monarch Public House in Fountain City, Wis., at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. The performance is free and open to the public.  Nestled in the fountain city bluffs, the Monarch—located at 19 North Main St.—is an Irish tavern that first opened in 1894.  More than 20 dancers will perform under the direction of Irish Instructor, Hannah Schwarze and tap Instructor, Christine Martin. The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University, a nonprofit organization, offers programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for youth ages 3 and older through adults at the Valéncia Arts Center, located at 10th and Vila streets in Winona.  For more information, go online to, email, or call 507-453-5500.

Photo caption: Intermediate Irish dancers from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts prepare for their performance March 18 at the Monarch Public House in Fountain City, Wis.