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2/14/2007 – News

Volume 124, Number 2             Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Cheering for the Lions
Annie Risovi, 18 months old, is shown cheering for the Minnewaukan-Leeds girls basketball team during their District 8 first round game in Rolla Feb. 8. Her dad, Travis Risovi, is head coach for the Lions and teaches in Minnewaukan. Her mom, Corinne teaches in Leeds. Little brother Taytum (in the background) is a month old. Annie and Taytum watched the Lions defeat St. John to advance to the semi-finals. (Photo courtesy of Turtle Mountain Star, Rolla)

Mwkn club elects officers
The Minnewaukan Community Club held its annual dinner and meeting at the Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center Sunday. Thirty-four people were present. Officers elected for the coming year are, left to right, Sherri Thompson, president; Cathy Nord, vice president; Julie Zillmer, treasurer; and Beth Huffman, secretary. Ellen Huffman retired as secretary-treasurer and Roger Odden and Mark Zillmer retired as directors. Beth Huffman and Julie Zillmer were elected directors and Cathy Nord was re-elected as a director. Other directors are Paul Streifel, Sherri Thompson, Ellen Huffman and Cathy Burkhardsmier. Drawings were held for five flower vases and two Minnewaukan Community calendars.

Learn geography
Leeds first graders Braydon Follman and Danielle Schwanke stand on countries of a world map during an activity led by Leeds High School geography students. Mr. Moser’s geography class created several activities for elementary students to learn more about world geography. The world map was designed and painted as a class project, and covered one-fourth of the gym floor.

Minnewaukan-Leeds Lions win District 8 championship
The Minnewaukan-Leeds Lions are the girls Class B District 8 champions for the 2006-2007 season. The Lions advance to region play at the Sports Center in Devils Lake Feb. 19, 20 and 22. Their first game will be against the fourth-seeded team from District 7. Their opponent was decided when District 7 region play-in games and championship took place Feb. 12 (after deadline).
Pictured left to right, back row are assistant coach Jason Gullickson, Kayla Bingham, Denage Braaten, Alyssa Erickson, Hope Keller, Gina Ritterman, Jordan Callahan and head coach Travis Risovi; middle row, Katrece Thompson, Ashley Manley, Bobbi Grann, Dawn Teigen, Brandi Weed and Katie Clifton; and front row, Kylee Rallo and Sadie Vallier. (Photo courtesy of Donna Grann.)

Coaches of the year
Travis Risovi, head coach of the Minnewaukan-Leeds girls basketball team, and Jason Heinz, head coach for Rolette-Wolford, were selected for District 8 Coach of the Year honors. (Photo courtesy of Donna Grann.)

On all-district team
Four members of the Minnewaukan-Leeds girls basketball team were named to the District 8 All-District team in Rolla on Saturday, Feb. 10. Left to right are Jordan Callahan, Hope Keller, Bobbi Grann and Dawn Teigen. Other all-district selections were Brittany Wirth and Kathryn Kramm of Starkweather-Munich; Stacey Nygaard, Laura Bylin and Adrienne Thomas of Adams-Edmore; Bethany Haberstroh of Rolla-Rock Lake; Alexis Murphy of St. John; Kristyn Nelson of Rolette-Wolford; and Courtney Becker of Langdon. (Photo courtesy of Donna Grann.)

Snowbird Sisters
Maddock Snowbird Sisters Shirley Togstad Midstokke and Carmen Togstad Paulson enjoying lunch and the warm, sunny weather in Mesa, Ariz.
(Photo by Don Knutson)

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