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Wisconsin Public Television Comes to Mineral Point

A few months ago, Wisconsin Public Television visited Mineral Point to film a piece for Wisconsin Life about the school’s oak savannas and their primary caretaker, Mr. Don Hawkins. They call the piece “Hawkins Prairie.” Here’s a link. Mineral Point … Continue reading

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Just Another Day

Some 93 year olds might stay home and take it easy on their birthday. Not Don Hawkins. For him, today was just like any other day… He began his morning as you might expect — checking his Facebook. In addition … Continue reading

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A Day to Remember

Veterans Day is not a day off from school in Mineral Point. It’s a day to remember, to give thanks, and to learn.  At the Elementary School, the students dress in red, white and blue and take part in an … Continue reading

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Seeds of Instruction

Recently, students harvested seeds in the Don Hawkins Community Oak Savanna under the watchful eye of Don Hawkins himself. High School Agriculture teacher Mr. Robinson (who fills the job Mr. Hawkins held for many decades) brought one of his classes … Continue reading

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I Scream, You Scream . . .

There’s something to scream about again down at the Walker House.  And, it’s not ghosts.  Owners Kathy and Dan Vaillancourt report: “the ghosts have left the building.” Instead, you’ll be screaming for ice cream – Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream!  And pizza … Continue reading

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