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A successful Odyssey

Question: What do you get when you mix a Model T, legendary inventors, an electric eel and a tricky obstacle course? Answer: An Odyssey of the Mind skit designed by elementary school students that placed ninth among 41 teams at...

A Win for Caledonia and for Manufacturing

Caledonia High School digital art students won first and second place for the popular vote in theDiscover Manufacturing Today Video Challenge. The local contest was sponsored by The Manufacturing Council, which seeks to promote opportunities in manufacturing. The one-...

Bus Transfer System Works Like Clockwork, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

You're a kindergartner. It's your first day riding the big yellow school bus. Before you get home, you are going to be dropped off at a transfer spot with more than 1,000 other kids. And you have to find...

Caledonia FFA Grows Award-winning Students

Caledonia's FFA club's strong leaders and a supportive community are big reasons behind the group's reputation for raising good citizens and garnering dozens of awards over the years. “FFA really made me who I am today,” said Nathan Frahm,...

Community and Caledonia are One, Says Award Winner

Whenever she sees a big yellow school bus from Caledonia Community Schools roll by, the word “community” stands out to Judy Harrison, the Caledonia Education Foundation's 2013 Honored Alumnus. “Caledonia is about community,” Harrison said of her hometown. “That's what...

Students Keep an Ancient Tradition Alive

When Caledonia High School's band director Kyle Wellfare first tried to play a song on the bagpipes, it didn't go smoothly.  "This is the hardest thing I have ever done," he remembers saying. It got easier, and he and...

His Life is a Lesson

Roger VanLaan, 91, lives in a world he couldn't have imagined when he graduated from Caledonia High School in 1939. And the students he recently spoke to in history class there can barely imagine the world he once lived...
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