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11/11/2009 – News

Volume 126, Number 41           Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Halloween at Memorial Home
Maddock Memorial Home residents and staff dressed up for Halloween. Left to right, back row, are Mildred Togstad, Diane Gustafson, Addie Dickinson, Bennie Marquart, Mike Fritel, Leo Marquart, Ruth Sorenson, Caroine Haugen, Lola Brown, Royce Bender and Lula Rader. Front row: Lorraine Hellerud, Ida Hofer, Doris Lysne, Florence Johnson, Edith Togstad, Stella Benson, Mamie Johnson, Maxine Lysne and Barkley.

Clothing drive
The Maddock After School Activities Program (ASAP) and FCCLA clothing drive were a success. Members from the Crisis Center and the Human Service Center of Devils Lake came to pick up the clothes and items that were collected by the children. "Make a Difference Day" was the key to this project and the children were part of the effort. Left to right, seated, are Connor Arnold, Jace Arnold, Kaden Lee, Quinn Neppl, Andrea Arnold, Logan Gigstad, Jacob Arnold, Kadin Neppl, Corey Olson and Doug Boknecht of the Lake Region Human Service Center. Standing are Kenzie Randle, Mary Vilandre of the Crisis Center, Robin Arnold (21st Century staff), Rebecca Johnson, Jay Garcia, Preston Gilderhus (ASAP volunteer), Megan Wald (21st Century staff) and Susan Gutormson and Laurie Simonson (ASAP members).

Students of month
October students of the month at the Warwick Elementary School are, left to right, back row: Paul Lawrence, Aiana Richotte, Kasa Lohnes and Amber Redfox. Middle row: Kari Little, Addison Greyhorn, Keyen Omen, James Charboneau and Rylie Cavanaugh. Front row: Billy Longie and Nevada Rue. Students are nominated by their classroom teachers each month.

FFA Dairy Team
Members of the Leeds High School FFA Chapter were among 36 teams participating in the 2009 National FFA Dairy Foods Career Development Event (CDE). The competition was held October 21-24, during the 82nd National FFA Convention. Left to right are FFA advisor Daniel Stave, Elliot Gunderson, Blake Darling, Logan Gunderson and Michael Urness.
Participants were asked to test milk samples for flavor and according to USDA standards, as well as identify cheese samples. In addition, participants evaluated milker part units for the number and severity of defects. Finally, a written exam was given to assess participants’ knowledge of milk production and marketing.

Miss ND visits
Miss North Dakota Katie Ralston visited the Leeds Elementary School last week and presented a short program on leadership. In the front row are Spencer Follman and Andrew Follman. In the back row are Dalton Onerhiem, Zayda Bergh, Miss North Dakota Katie Ralston and Madison Featherstone.

Perfect attendance
Warwick Elementary School students with perfect attendance in October are pictured with Principal Steve Jacobson. They are, left to right, Mallory Demarce, Jackson Delorme, Aiana Richotte, Drew Cavanaugh, David Mandan, Kasa Lohnes, Hansome Bird Horse, Jordan Bertsch, Seanna Georgeson, Glenna Rue, Tachella Feather, Kloe Cavanaugh, Sage Bertsch, Ben Longie, Paul Lawrence, Traysen Feather, Jace Baker and Shelby Stevenson. Not pictured is Katelyn Omen.

Five generations
This photo, taken at the Thompson Reunion in July at Devils Lake, features five generations. Seated is Raymond Thompson, 97, of San Marcos, Calif., formerly of Brinsmade and Minnewaukan. Right to left are Raymond’s daughter, Beverly Wood, Bev’s daughter, Julie Gagliardo, Julie’s daughter, Angela Fossen holding her son, Ethan Visness and Kris Visness, father of Ethan.

Enjoy day out
Maddock Memorial Home residents and staff are shown at the Spicy Roadkill Cafe in Sheyenne. Left to right, back row, are Stella Benson, Maxine Lysne, Edith Togstad, Mike Fritel, Hilda Kotaska, Ruth Nelson, Brent Grondahl, Beth Olson, Ruth Sorenson, Leo Marquart, Diane Gustafson and Leroy Garnaas. Front row: Florence Johnson, Lula Rader, Doris Lysne and Arlyss Bergrud.

Wins first place
The Maddock Memorial Home held a pumpkin contest before Halloween and Jay Garcia of Maddock took first place in the third grade category. He won $5 for having the best decorated pumpkin. Residents of the home judged the pumpkins. Jay is shown standing behind his pumpkin in full Halloween costume.

Study Australia
G’Day Mate! The second and third graders from the Leeds School have been studying Australia. They learned about the customs and slang language of this interesting country, studied some of the unique animals from the "land down under" and even sang "Waltzing Matilda." As a culmination to this unit Marilyn Ingwaldson-Poulsen shared experiences from her time in Australia. The students pictured here are wearing the Australian hats she brought. Left to right, back row, are Tristin Burtchell, Macy Engstrom, Marilyn Poulsen, Hannah Jensen, Ashley Thayne and Alea Manley. Front row: Shelby Jorgenson and Timothy Thayne.

Studying Earth
The sixth grade students at the Leeds School participated in some hands-on learning experiences as they studied the Earth’s moving plates, earthquakes and volcanoes. In studying subduction students learned how large amounts of rock and sediment are added to the edge of continents. Cookies were used to illustrate the process. Left to right, back row, are Brandy Blegen, Adam Fischer, Joe Silliman and Katelyn Nelsen. Front row: Richelle Darling, Tyler Blegen and Cameron O’Brien.

Tyler Blegen, Adam Fischer and Garrett Featherstone plot the locations of various earthquakes from 1923-1993 on the map.

Students were able to demonstrate the types of boundaries (convergent, divergent and transform fault) using Play-Doh. Richelle Darling is shown with her Play-Doh.

Taylor Bisbee, Devin Schwanke, Jessica Sexton and Katelyn Nelsen plot the locations of twenty volcanoes on the map.

Nikara Nelsen, Taylor Bisbee, Cameron O’Brien, Micheal Heck, Lane Ritterman, Joe Silliman and Adam Fischer observe what an earthquake wave is like when it goes through the earth. Using sugar cubes, students were able to see how buildings are impacted by earthquakes.

Head Start visits
The Maddock Head Start classroom has been busy learning about community volunteers and emergency services. They toured the Maddock Fire Department and the Maddock Ambulance Service. Shown on the fire department tour are, left to right, Wyatt Hakanson, Andrew Brown, Aiden Huffman, Logan Maddock, Lane Benson, Kaylee Knatterud, Grant Hagen, Rakel Follman, Shawn Foss, McKenzie Melaas, Macyn Olson, Paige Jones and volunteer firefighter Keith Winson.

Shown on the Maddock Ambulance Service tour are, left to right, Macyn Olson, Shawn Foss, Lane Benson, Wyatt Hakanson (in ambulance), Anastasia Wilks, Rakel Follman, Kaylee Knatterud, Andrew Brown, Aiden Huffman, Paige Jones and Karla McKinven, an EMT-I contracted through Golden Heart Services of Rugby.

Halloween safety
The Maddock After School Activities Program enjoyed a talk from Benson County Deputy Sheriff Shawn Banet October 27 to prepare the children for Halloween night. The presentation was about stranger danger and safety. Left to right, seated are Quinn Neppl, Kenzie Randle, Logan Gigstad, Brooke Anderson, Andrea Arnold, Kadin Neppl, Corey Olson and Emily Nolden. Standing: Keringten Lee, Jay Garcia, Kaden Lee, Carter Tandeski, Deputy Banet, Rebecca Johnson, Jacob Arnold, Ethan Nolden and Faith Dosch.

Attend FFA meet
Maddock FFA members who attended the national FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. the week of October 19 are pictured. Left to right are Erin Leier, Noah Engels, Preston Gilderhus, Rachel Olson, Megan Wald and John Sears. In addition to attending sessions at the convention, they toured the National FFA Center, the Indy 500 facility and Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Preston Gilderhus presented his state winning FFA Agriscience Project at the National Agriscience Contest and received a bronze award.

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