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  • Charter school could replace Barlow
    Eleven months after announcing interest in creating another charter school at Barlow Park Elementary, the Ripon Area School District took a gentle but definitive step toward turning the "legacy" school at Barlow into a charter school for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • District, Grace Preschool may collaborate for 4K
    The Ripon Area School District may add a new school to its 4-year-old preschool selection for the 2019-2020 school year: Grace Preschool.
  • Boys & Girls Club makes its final offer to district
    The Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area tendered a final proposal to the Ripon Area School District Monday that would enable a slow transition from BRAVE to the club, starting with the 2019-2020 school year. But the two sides aren't necessarily on the same page yet.
  • Phosphorous limits may cost Green Lake millions
    The DNR's plan to reduce the amount of phosphorus in the local river basins, which include the Puchyan River, may force the City of Green Lake to pay millions to install equipment to comply with the stricter phosphorous discharge limits. 
  • Art teacher grows into role, discusses challenges
    Maggie Dykstra, art teacher for both Barlow Park Elementary/Journey Charter schools and Murray Park Elementary/Quest Charter schools discusses the hardships of being shared between the schools and how she has grown because of them.
  • Hazel Meenk, 95, of Waupun, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at Pleasant Park Place in Ripon.

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Brandon Veterans Day 2018
Brandon Elementary/Middle School hosted its annual Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 9 in honor of those who have served.
Merrill talks about service
Private First Class and 2018 Ripon High School graduate Cody Merrill spoke via a Facebook video during the Ripon Veterans Day program Friday, Nov. 9.
Ripon High School students participate in walkout
Forty students from Ripon High School participated in the walkout today held as part of a national movement to protest gun violence in schools, call for legislative changes and honor the memory of 17 people killed Feb. 14 in Parkland, Fla.
RC women win coin flip to host tourney
The Ripon College women's basketball team react as it wins a coin flip over Cornell to host the Midwest Conference Tournament. The video was taken by Ripon College Sports Information Director Michael Westemeier.
Lopez Buzzer Beater
Austin Lopez makes a basket at the buzzer to lift Ripon to a 44-42 win over Little Chute Tuesday night. It was the Tigers' first win of the season.
Fire at Alliant Energy substation in Ripon
A fire occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Ripon substation for Alliant Energy.
Community policing in Ripon
What happens when a Ripon Police officer encounters a few kids playing near the road?
Lee's buzzer beater sends Ripon to sectional finals
Ripon High School senior Melvin Lee hit a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Tigers a 53-50 win over Waupun tonight (Thursday) in a sectional semifinal game in West Bend.
Selection Monday: RC men find out tournament fate
The Ripon College men's basketball team found out its NCAA Tournament fate Monday morning during a viewing party.
Ty Sabin game-winner at Pacific (Ore.)
Ripon College's Ty Sabin scored 33 points (26 in the second half) including this game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining to give Ripon a 75-72 win at Pacific (Ore.) Dec. 30, 2016. Video courtesy of Joe Londergan/Pacific Sports Information.
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