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Senate Education Chairman Luther Olsen lists Educator Effectiveness among accomplishments

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  • June 17, 2016
  In an interview with The Wheeler Report, Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), chairman of the Senate Education Committee, talks about education changes including Educator Effectiveness and the future of K-12 education. When asked what his accomplishm...

Iola Car Show Gets Signs

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  • June 16, 2016
State law required for posting signs on highway When Larry Fechter joined the Iola Car Show team in early 2014, he had a number of things he hoped to help them achieve. Among them was finding a way to get official DOT highway signs for the show. W...

FVTC Wins Award for Fab Lab

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  • June 16, 2016
WHS students learn how to build electric guitars Fox Valley Technical College received a $5,000 AT&T Innovation Award to support Fab Lab summer camp at Waupaca High School this summer. Fab Lab teaches high school students about STEM (science, ...

State Sen. incumbent Olsen defeats challenger

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  • September 20, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012, 10:16 PM CDTPublished : Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012, 10:11 PM CDT MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State Sen. Luther Olsen has easily beaten back a challenge from a tea party supporter in a Republican primary. Unofficial results fro...

Senator Olsen Runs for Re-Election

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  • July 31, 2012
   State Sen. Luther Olsen, R-Ripon, announced late Tuesday evening his bid for re-election to the 14th Senate District, which he has represented since 2004.      The 14th Senate District now includes all of Green Lake and Marquette counties and p...

Senator Olsen Looks at Whether Wisconsin High School Pass the Career Test

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  • July 31, 2012
A wide-ranging group of lawmakers, business leaders and educators begins work Monday to answer a central question: Does Wisconsin's education system do enough to develop the career skills of high-schoolers? Rep. Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) launche...

Luther Olsen Applauds NCLB Waiver

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  • July 31, 2012
MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A Wisconsin state senator says Friday’s waiver of the No Child Left Behind Act means this state can more effectively improve its public schools. Wisconsin’s waiver was approved Friday by the U.S. Department of Education. A ...

Senator Olsen Defeats Fred Clark

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  • July 31, 2012
UPDATE: Senator Olsen Keeps Seat; Defeats Clark UPDATED Tuesday, August 9, 2011 --- 10:20 p.m. Olsen overcomes challenge from Democrat Clark MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Incumbent Wisconsin state Sen. Luther Olsen has overcome a challenge from Democ...