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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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"Where Were You When...?"

I’ve read the essay on the history of MLHS quite a few times.  Each time something new catches my attention.  This time it was the one sentence that mentioned this interesting note:  that when the September 11 attacks occurred, it was Homecoming week at MLHS.  Imagine how...

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"Something to Celebrate"

In the 1988-89 school year several new classes were offered at MLHS:  Spanish, Art, Family and Consumer Ed. Those are some major additions! Think of how useful those subjects have been all the years since. Think of how useful they are going forward. Perhaps we should have a...

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"Never a Thing of the Past"

Apparently there were residents of the old school building other than students and teachers.  Why do I say that?  In the twenty-fifth anniversary booklet there is this statement about the old building being torn down in 1967: “The crowded halls, drafty windows, and the twenty-four...

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"A 'First' at MLHS-Forty Years Ago"

It was forty years ago that this “first” occurred at MLHS:  A graduate of the school returned to serve as a teacher of the school!  That teacher is Miss Karen Wilsmann, who still serves us faithfully today!  She graduated in 1972.  She began teaching here in 1978...

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"Ministry goes to the Heart"

Did we have a “loitering problem” back in the late 80’s?  I ask that for these reasons:  First, there is a sign (albeit very weathered by now) on the building in two places that forbids loitering, pointing out in the process that it is even by city ordinance! ...

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"Why Wouldn't We Do This?"

“Why would we do this?”  That’s a very good question for a committee to ask who is charged with the task of pursuing the possibility of a new Lutheran high school.  Well, the initial “survey committee” of MLHS did ask that question.  They also came up...

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"Whatever it Takes"

In March of 2000 the principal’s report mentioned that caught my attention for two reasons:  First, it highlighted an effort of which MLHS took the lead.  Second, it involved Latin!  The effort mentioned was to approach the Area Lutheran High School Association and Martin...

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