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News & Notes

Feb. 15, 2009

City's health insurance costs may rise by 25 percent

Health insurance costs for city workers could jump by 25 percent in April.

City Administrator Ralph Voltner told the Common Council of the unanticipated increase Feb. 3.

"I directed our independent agent to seek other bids," he said.

Voltner said officials budgeted for up to a 10 to 12 percent increase in the city's 2009 budget.

"So hopefully, we can wiggle that down," he said.

The city's health insurance carrier is UnitedHealthcare.

St. Francis Dance Team wins state championship

The St. Francis High School Dance Team won first place in the state championships for Division 3 poms and placed runner-up in Division 2 kick.

"This is the first time St. Francis High School has held a state title in 32 years," said Beth Obst, the team's coach.

After competing against 24 teams in Division 3 poms, the dance team won first place at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association-endorsed high school state championships in La Crosse. The girls beat second place by 13 points and last year's champions by 30 points.

The dance team beat 16 other squads, according to a SFHS announcement.

FBLA students head to state competition

Nine St. Francis High School students on the Future Business Leaders of America team qualified for the State Leadership Conference.

On Feb. 7 more than 800 FBLA students met at Brookfield East High School for the Regional Leadership Competition.

The students chosen for state are: Adam Philip, Kerrie Bednarz, Lupita Razo, Nick Darrow, Matt Glavin, Bobby Kolvenbach, Jake Wegner, Ray Moths and Tony Corso.

The State Leadership Conference will be held in April.

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