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TURNER CIVICS STUDENTS PREPARE TO COMPETE IN STATEWIDE GAMES
BELOIT-Turner High School's civics team, proudly known as the Underdogs, are hoping to spank some of the competition from suburban schools they will compete against in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association's first Wis. Civics Games, set for Feb. 2....
According to the Wisconsin League of Municipalities, lack of civic engagement is becoming epidemic through counties, cities, villages and school districts in Wisconsin. It often results in more public offices being unchallenged during election cycles and a lack of interest in civic affairs.
In 56 percent of communities that responded to a recent WISTAX survey, there was at most one candidate for each board or council position. Only 5 percent of respondents said they typically had two or more candidates per seat according to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Read the full story in the Beloit Daily News
(Note - the League of Wisconsin Municipalities is a proud sponsor of the Civics Games. Learn more