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1/31/2007 – News

Volume 123, Number 52             Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Co-op gives funds
Robert Yri, right, general manager of the BTR Farmers Co-op, is pictured presenting two $1,000 checks to Rio Himle, left, president of the Leeds Ambulance Service. These were matching funds in conjunction with the 2007 Member Cooperative Match Program from the Land ‘O Lakes Foundation, which makes donations that impact member cooperatives.

Honored by council
Roxann Georgeson of Maddock, past chairman of the North Central Planning Council, was presented a plaque for her service to the council at a recent meeting. Left to right are Robert Timms of Cando, chairman of the council, Mrs. Georgeson and Rick Anderson, executive director.

Alumni donate
Kaye Nelsen, representing the Leeds Alumni Association, presents a check to Leeds Superintendent Joel Braaten for the purchase of new stage curtains for the gym.

Kaye Nelsen of the Leeds Alumni Association, right, presents a donation for scholarships to Joanne McCarty, left, secretary of the Leeds Dollars for Scholars organization.

Another entity joins NESC school co-op
Northeast Region of North Dakota Career Tech Prep became the newest member of the Northeast Education Services Cooperative at the January 10 meeting of the NESC. Tech Prep will serve as a collaborative partner within the group.
The Northeast Education Services Cooperative is a joint powers agreement formed in January of 2002. It has 18 member school districts and two colleges as sponsoring partners. The agreement, or jpa, permits coordination of education services and provides opportunities for shared and new services for school districts.
As a Collaborative Partner, Career Tech Prep will work with NESC schools to provide and fund professional development activities, connect with K-12 schools to provide career information, work with schools to create articulation and dual credit options between high school and college institutions, provide funding for mini-grants and summer academies and promote career pathways education in grades 9-12 so students can choose and complete course work that will prepare them for their future professional and post-secondary training.
NESC member schools include Adams-Edmore, Bisbee-Egeland, Cando, Dakota Prairie, Devils Lake, Four Winds, Lake Region Special Education Unit, Lakota, Langdon, Leeds, Maddock, Minnewaukan, Munich, Rock Lake, Rolette, Starkweather, Warwick, and Wolford. Cooperating Member Lake Region State College and Collaborative Partners Cankdeska Cikana (Little Hoop) Community College, Lake Region Teacher Center and NE Career Tech Prep.

NESC Governing Board chairman Steve Peters of Bisbee-Egeland and NE Career Tech Prep coordinator Annette Schmid sign the membership forms welcoming Northeast Career Tech Prep to the Northeast Education Services Cooperative. Mrs. Schmid lives in Minnewaukan.

Students in honor choirs
Amber Bracken, a junior at Leeds School, has been selected to perform with the North Dakota MEA All-State Women’s Choir.
She will rehearse in Bismarck March 22-24, and perform in a concert at 4 p.m. on the 24th at the Bismarck Civic Center. Amber is the daughter of Melody and Richard Bracken of Leeds.
Brenna Stone, a freshman at Leeds School, was chosen out of 668 students who auditioned for the North Dakota ACDA Junior High All-State Honor Choir. This is the third year she has been selected to the all-state choir.
Brenna will rehearse in Williston February 2-3, with a concert on the 3rd at 4 p.m. She is the daughter of Kim and Kelly King of Leeds.

Amber Bracken

Brenna Stone

The Wells County 4-H Hippology (study of the horse) contest was held January 27 at Fessenden. In the senior division, (left to right) individually Janna Rice placed 6th, Kris Keller placed 11th and Sharisa Yri placed 5th. Overall the team placed second. In the January 21 meet the team took first place.

Left to right are Charles Coleman, team1; Chelsey Weigler, team 2; Katie Rice, team 1; Savana Nystrom, team 2; Jessica Johnson, team 2; and Carah Hestdalen, team 1. All placed in the top 20 individually.
In the junior division team 1 placed second and team 2 placed sixth overall.

Left to right are coach Barb Rice, Janna Rice, Charles Coleman, Sharisa Yri, Katie Rice, Kris Keller, Jessica Johnson, Savana Nystrom, Carah Hestdalen and Chelsey Weigler.

Students honored
Music students of the second quarter at the Leeds Elementary School are, left to right, fifth grader Mylee Herman, sixth grader Seth Bisbee, third grader Joe Silliman and fourth grader Sara Galbraith.

Band students of the second quarter at the Leeds Elementary School are fifth grader Taryn Bjerke, left, and sixth grader Josh Blegen, right.

Kenner in choir
Maddock 7th grader Karl Kenner has been chosen to be a member of this year’s ACDA Jr. High/Middle School Mixed Honor Choir. He was selected by taped audition from more than 700 other students in the state. The festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3 in Williston, with rehearsals both days and a final concert to be presented at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Williston High School. Karl is the son of Dave and Karen Kenner.

Fishing tournament
Approximately 3,000 people participated in the 2007 Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s 23rd Annual Ice Fishing Tournament on Six Mile Bay of Devils Lake January 27. More than $140,000 in prizes were awarded. The weather was cold and blustery and fishermen had to be out in the open with no shelter. As a result many left by the time this photo was taken by Paul Rice of Maddock. Jerry Robertson of Fort Totten won a 2007 Toyota Camry in the drawings.

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