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2/25/2009 – News

Volume 126, Number 4           Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Carlson honored by display
This display, dedicated to the lengthy and successful coaching career of Minnewaukan Principal Ron Carlson, is located in the school gym at the east entrance. Carlson has an enviable record as a coach and retired from coaching last year after 34 years. The Minnewaukan School gym now boasts a new hardwood basketball floor which was installed just recently over the old tile floor.

Braaten earns honor
Carol Braaten, elementary principal at the Leeds School, has been named the Region Three Principal of the Year by the ND Association of Elementary School Principals (NDAESP). The award was presented at the awards banquet held on Thursday, Feb. 19 in conjunction with the NDAESP Mid-Winter Conference. She will now be considered for the ND Principal of the Year title.

Celebrate birthday
Kindergarten through grade 12 students at the Leeds School recently celebrated Abe Lincoln’s 200th birthday with a variety of learning activities. At the student assembly Mr. Braaten read the Gettysburg Address. Shown with "Abe Lincoln" are, bottom row, left to right, Madison Featherstone, Zayda Bergh and Erin Jorgenson. Middle row: Andrew Follman, Kaylee Lybeck, "Abe Lincoln" (Mr. Braaten) and Spencer Follman. Top row: Gary Redetzke, Josh Bowman and Ricky Jorgenson.

Kindergarten student Taylee Cavanaugh won Abe Lincoln’s hat and tried it on.

Leeds Elementary students recently participated in a Hoops-For-Heart fund raiser. Students raised money for this worthy cause and spent two hours in the gym shooting baskets and becoming more heart-healthy. Several high school students helped with the event as well as parent volunteers. Pictured is Sam Hansen, parent volunteer, helping first graders, from left, Katlyn Bingham, Madi Dulmage, Shelby Follman and Macy Engstrom.

Parent volunteer Denna Schwanke works with another group of first grade student. Left to right are, Denna Schwanke, Timothy Thayne, Jarrel McGarvey, Jacob Pfeifer and Alea Manley.

Queen and King
Esmond native Ellen Woyen was crowned queen at the annual Valentine’s Day party at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford. Arnold Lindquist of New Rockford was crowned king.

Woodcarving class
Gordon Bennett of Thompson was the teacher as wannabe carvers gathered for another woodcarving class on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Maddock Community Center. This is the third year that the Mollargutten Sons of Norway Lodge has sponsored the woodcarving class as part of its cultural program. The class has always been open to members and non-members of the lodge. Left to right are Patty Hegland, Carole Thompson, Joleen Risovi, Danny Rangen, Linda Summers is hidden behind Gordon Bennett and Carol Fossum is on the right. Flo Kallenbach took the picture, so she does not appear in it.

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