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By Lois E Johnson
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

No change made to ticket prices


August 2, 2018

The Moose Lake and Willow River School Boards met at Willow River to discuss ticket prices, sports fees, band performances, field updates, coaches’ contracts and trophies, at a liaison meeting on Wednesday, July 18.

The two boards reviewed the list of ticket prices and it was recommended that they remain the same as they have in the past. The ticket prices have been $5 for adults, and $2 for students and senior citizens.

Moose Lake Athletic Director Tony Andres pointed out that there are punch cards people can use to get discounts.

“Some people don’t take advantage of the punch cards,” he said. “That’s really a savings for parents who go to everything.”

It was said that there is no charge for admission to spring sports except for the playoffs.

A motion was passed for the ticket prices remain the same for the next school year.

There was a discussion about cooperative band performances.

Participation of band students at games is down in each school. Some band members are also athletes and participate in the sports. Community band members play with the pep band in Moose Lake, it was said.

“We can sit down with the band directors and see if we can get the kids there,” said Willow River Board Chair Dave Prachar. “I’d like to see us give it a shot.”

Moose Lake Superintendent Robert Indihar gave an update about the athletic fields.

He reported that the track has been completed and the practice football field inside of the track oval has been seeded. The baseball field is being seeded.

He also explained that bonds are needed to finance completion of the athletic fields. There are two options to the type of bonds that are available: Abatement bonds to build two parking lots in the amount of $250,000, or $3 million in bonds that will finance completion of the athletic complex., including the parking lots.

“We owe it to the community to complete the fields,” he added. “We will still stay in the cooperative.”

Superintendent Bill Peel of Willow River reported that the maintenance on the football field is underway. The new LED lights are on order and were expected to be delivered that Friday.

There was a discussion about coaches’ contracts. The item was moved to the next liaison meeting.

Duplicate trophies are needed when a team from the two schools win, it was said.

No decision was made.

The next meeting of the liaison was set for Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. at the Moose Lake school.


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