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2018 Mr. Kodiak, Stefan Zucktriegel. His brother, Martin, was first Mr. Kodiak winner nine years ago. And the brother accompanied Stefan’s dance the Schuhplattler with his accordion.
The Cascade High School drama department is taking yet another bold step with their upcoming production of the Stephen Sondheim musical, Into the Woods. Originally a Broadway play, the production was made into movie in 2014, which of course, gives the show much visibility. “It has some visibility...

Lydig Construction of Spokane was the low bidder on the Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School Project. Construction on the school is expected to start when school is out.
Good news came to the Cascade School District on Feb. 27, when bids were received on the Peshastin Dryden Elementary School project. All the bids were within budget. Three companies bid on the project, Lydig Construction of Spokane, which is currently building the high school, Fowler General...

Citing existing school policy, the Cascade School Board declined naming the high school soccer field after former coach Colin Powers.
At the Feb. 26 meeting, the Cascade School Board considered a request by Kevin Powers to name the school soccer field for his late brother, Colin, who was the high school coach for six years. At a previous meeting, the board citied policy prohibiting the naming of buildings or fields after local...
Mr. Kodiak 2018, March 5, is a "Night At the Movies." Doors open at 6 p.m. with the silent auction starting at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. You can pre-purchase tickets every Friday from 11:15 a.m.-noon in the Cascade High School Commons for $5. Tickets the night of the show are $8. There will...

The students of Discovery School, along with teacher Travis Blue and para pro Danielle Johnson, far right, enjoy a sunny break, and some of them recline in their handmade Adirondack chairs.
Walking into the Discovery School, located on the grounds of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, one senses this is a place of productivity and creativity. In the main open room, teenagers work out of cubicles, which they’ve personalized with bright colors, images and quotes. They type on...
Perhaps because Osborn Elementary School was named 50 years ago after a now long forgotten school administrator, the Cascade School Board has policy against naming buildings or facilities after local people. A discussion of the policy came about at the Feb. 12 Cascade School Board as community...
Cascade School District Technology Director Kirk Sunitsch briefed the Cascade School Board on the technology in the district at the Feb. 12 Cascade School Board meeting. He opened the discussion talking about the $1.6 million tech levy passed by voters in 2012. “One of the big parts of that was...
The state has changed how schools should handle medications. Cascade Superintendent Bill Motsenbocker briefed the school board on the changes at the Jan. 8 school board meeting. “The changes in the medication in school policy basically identifies what over-the-counter medications are. Before, we...
No one can argue the immense popularity of the youth soccer in Leavenworth. Nearly 50 percent of all the elementary age children in the school district participate. Unfortunately, once a child is done with youth soccer and ready for middle school, there is no soccer team until high school. The...

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