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Elmwood board discusses naming issues

The request to name the Elmwood softball field after longtime Coach Jerry Cognetta has caused some interesting discussion among school board members.

The issue was brought up again at a recent board meeting and President Greg Nelson said the board has begun creating a policy regarding such matters, and more information and discussion needs to take place.

That discussion will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 14, when the policy committee meets to discuss this other district policies, Superintendent Adam Zenner announced last week.

Cognetta was the softball coach at Elmwood for 20 years and finished with an overall record of 301-39. Elmwood won two state championships (1977,1984) and finished runner-up twice (1985,1995) during his tenure. Cognetta retired last year after 38 years of teaching.

For more please read the Oct. 7 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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