10/19/2005 – News


Volume 122, Number 37             Wednesday, October 19th, 2005



Bridge nears completion
This bridge is being built about three miles south of Minnewaukan for new US 281. The bridge is located just west of Round Lake on the high ground. A second bridge about half a mile south of this bridge is also under construction. Nice weather has been a boon to area contractors.



Meets princess
Arnikka Thompson of Leeds, right, met Princess Martha Louise of Norway, left, at the Norsk Hostfest in Minot last week. The princess autographed her book, "Why Kings and Queens Don’t Wear Crowns." Arnikka is the daughter of Tony and Carol Thompson of Leeds.


FFA chapter takes top spot
The A.S. Gibbens FFA Chapter of Maddock was selected District 3 Chapter of the Day at the FFA District Leadership Conference in Rugby on October 10.
Seven FFA Chapters participated and competed in the District 3 FFA Leadership Conference. Maddock received a total of 75 points to Rugby’s 72 points to receive the honor. Points are based on awards received in the various leadership contests held at the conference.
The parliamentary procedure team, consisting of John T. Rice, president; Elisa Buehler, vice president; Renae Slater, secretary; Michelle Olson, treasurer; Kassandra Griffin, reporter; Heidi Simon, sentinel; and Brian Johnson, student advisor, was second high team and received a gold award.
All officers received a gold award with Elisa Buehler being selected as vice president officer of the day.
The FFA Quiz Team was second high team and received a gold award. Team members included John. T. Rice, high individual in the contest; Kimberly Randle, third high individual; Isaac Engels, seventh high individual; and Michelle Olson, ninth high individual. All quiz members received gold awards and will participate in the State FFA Quiz Contest at the State FFA Convention in June.
Anne Backstrom was high individual in the demonstration contest and will go on to state. Isaac Engels was high individual in the prepared public speaking contest and will go on to state. John T. Rice was third high individual in the extemporaneous public speaking contest and received a gold award. Andy Backstrom was third high individual in the FFA Creed Contest and received a gold award. Andy Backstrom and Beau Buehler received gold awards in the Greenhand Quiz Contest with Stephanie Rieger receiving a silver award. The Greenhand Quiz Team received a silver award. Isaac Engels was selected District 3 ambassador and will represent District 3 in the State FFA Ambassador Contest at the State FFA Convention.
This is the 4th year in a row the A.S. Gibbens FFA Chapter of Maddock has been selected District 3 Chapter of the Day and retained the traveling plaque.

Members of the A.S. Gibbens FFA Chapter of Maddock who attended the District 3 FFA Leadership Contest are, left to right, front row: Anne Backstrom, Stephanie Rieger and Kimberly Randle. Second row: Renae Slater, Elisa Buehler, Isaac Engels, Kassandra Griffin and Michelle Olson. Back
row: Beau Buehler, Andy Backstrom, Brian Johnson, Heidi Simon and John T. Rice.



Bridge being built
Concrete supports for a second bridge in the valley between Round Lake and Long Lake about three miles south of Minnewaukan are in place and work will soon begin on the bridge bed. The two bridges will carry travelers on new US 281.


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