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"The Lord Knows What He Is Doing"

Interview #3 : Hazel Bartels “The Lord knows what he’s doing.”  That might sound like the understatement of the year at first.  But when it comes from the lips of a ninety-four-year-old gal who has been a part of Lutheran church life, family life, and Lutheran...

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"Repeat Last Week"

Dear Readers: We will use this feature on Scott Reinhard one more week so that more of our Lancer Family will have opportunity to know about his entrance into glory and about his life and work for our school.  We continue to mourn his death, but also move forward with the sure hope of...

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"Each Man's Life is but a Breath"

  I have been starting each lately by checking my phone—but looking up a Psalm on the phone before I check anything else (like the news, or the weather, or my e-mails).  Today I read Psalm 39.  A particular phrase really jumped out at me: “Each man’s life is but...

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Interview#2: Karen Wilsmann

Karen Wilsmann has had a close connection to MLHS for a long time.  Her parents were deeply involved with the school.  She attended the school.  And most of her forty-three-year ministry has been spent at the school.  She’s taught English…phy ed…coached many...

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Interview#1: Mr. Sonntag

Thank you for checking out the Look Both Way Blog! Starting today, January 11, 2019 it was decided that the Look Both Way Blog would take a little different direction for a bit. Pastor Kock is going to interview members of the Lancer Family and share their story with you. To begin this...

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"The Lord of the Church Promises"

In the mid to late 1800’s the desire for WELS congregations to have their own schools really took off.  Great efforts were made to pioneer that process.  In more than one instance, land was donated to the congregation for the purpose of putting up a school (and parsonage,...

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"The Swing Choir Group"

This is the fiftieth year of Lancer Singers.  One historical account of MLHS says that they began as the “swing choir group.”  These days they do a variety of things, including worship in area congregations.  Right now they are on a three-year rotation that takes them to...

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"It's a Big Deal"

Fifty years ago the MLHS Federation consisted of thirteen congregations.  Today there are twenty-four.  One of the reasons for the increase is that MLHS became a “federation” that same year, 1968.  No doubt this meant that more congregations in the area would want to...

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"What is Needed Most"

This statement was found in the minutes of an MLHS Board of Control meeting from the spring of 2009: “Manitowoc suffers from a 13.2% unemployment rate, the fifth highest in the state.”  Naturally, the statement was not just something that the board felt would be interesting to...

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"Blessing without Number"

We now span four decades of grandparents who are alumni of MLHS and have had grandchildren at MLHS!  I can say that for sure because we recognized the grandparents who are graduates of MLHS at “Grandparents’ Day” last Monday.  We started with the 50’s (ok, actually...

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