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Veterans' Coffee Social helps veterans get involved in Northland Pines School DistrictSubmitted: 09/23/2016
Story By Katie Thoresen

Veterans' Coffee Social helps veterans get involved in Northland Pines School District
EAGLE RIVER - Northland Pines District Administrator Dr. Mike Richie likes people to know what's happening in the school district. That's why he holds coffee socials throughout year.

Richie held a Veteran's Coffee Social at Eagle River Roasters Thursday morning.


The district has a long history of helping veterans, and veterans have a long history of helping the district.

"We say
our schools. It's their schools. It's the community's schools," Richie said. "So we want them involved, and we want them to know what's happening."

The Veterans' Social also gives Vilas County Veterans Service Officer Mike Biszak a chance to catch up with veterans. At the latest social, Biszak met some veterans he'd never met before.

"Northland Pines and the Veterans Service Office, we kind of have something in common: it's education,"  Biszak said. "A lot of people just don't know what's available to them, things that people have earned through their service to the country."

The next Veterans' Social will be held at Northland Pines High School in February.  


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