Posted by Mark J. Miller on July 22, 2011 10:00 AM
It’s not really clear who or what the students of Wisconsin’s Osseo-Fairchild will be rooting for when the next sports season gets rolling, but one thing one is very much known: They won’t be rooting for the Chieftains.
Further to our story last month, WQOW reports that the school district “is completing the process of permanently removing the ‘chieftain’ logo and nickname from the district.”
In July of last year, the district was given 365 days to get rid of the logo and mascot by the Department of Public Instruction.
As of July 17th, “any reference to the ‘chieftain’ logo or nickname is no longer allowed by the district," WQOW notes.
It looks like the bill that Republican state representative Mary Lazich was proposing that would have allowed schools to take until July of next to make the transition (in order to deal with any financial stress involved, of course) didn’t go anywhere.