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Fifth- and sixth-grade students practice after school for their upcoming numbers in the musical murder mystery Oh Horrors! It’s Murder! It was all business while rehearsing the song Monsters and Murderers under Michelle Schmitt’s direction. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Middle School dazzles with a musical murder mystery

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Choral teacher Michelle Schmitt has wanted to direct a musical murder mystery for some time, and Oh Horrors! It’s Murder! was the one chosen for fifth- and sixth-graders at St. Croix Central Middle School to perform for their annual fall play.


Schmitt’s co-director, social studies teacher Dawn Mohn, described the production as fun and clever. Schmitt said she likes it because it’s different from anything they’ve ever done.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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