It’s Only 6 Days to the Corn Feed

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI just got home from checking on the corn for our Corn Feed on Sunday, August 17th.  Each year TJ Martin, Manager for Farmer’s Union Oil of Velva, plants corn varieties & plants some that we can use.  This will be the 6th Corn Feed for our Anamoose Area Community Foundation.

We worry every year if it will be ready, but it always seems to turn out, especially if we continue to have some hot dry days like we have been having.

Besides corn, we are having grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, & ice cream with toppings.  The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for school kids 10 & under, & preschool free.

We will have a wide variety of pies for sale for $8 each.

We are again having it from 11am-1:30pm at the Anamoose Senior Center, so we don’t have to worry about the weather, mosquitoes, flies, etc.  At noon 5 grant awards will be given out.

Come support the Anamoose Area Community Foundation & enjoy a good meal with friends.

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Walk in the Park

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As I arrived at the Anamoose City Park last Monday evening (August 4th), there was a fairly good crowd already gathered and indulging in good food, good company and shopping a variety of items to purchase and take home. I … Continue reading

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School Daze!

With the State Fair over and vacations wrapping up, the attention turns back to school shopping and preparing for the new school year.

Superintendent Heim

Superintendent Heim

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Superintendent Steven Heim of the Anamoose-Drake schools recently to talk about what’s in store for students this year.  We met in his office in the Anamoose Elementary school where there was all kinds of activity, making the class rooms and the rest of the building ready for kids to start on another year of education. To kick off the 2014 school start there will be an Open House for parents, students and the general public Monday, August 18th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. School starts August 20th this year!  Seems too early!  Where did the summer go?
Mr. Heim told me enrollment this year will be 105-110.  With students moving in and out the enrollment number is in flux.  Mr. Fletchock’s 6th grade class is the largest in the past decade, with 22 students.  There will be some changes to the teaching staff for the new school year.  A new teacher, Mr. Ethan Brooks, will be on board as Physical Education teacher for both Drake and Anamoose.  He will also be head football coach and interim basketball coach.  Mr. Loff will go from PE to teaching the 4th grade class.  Mrs. Heim will be the new elementary music teacher with Mrs. Holler spending 1 hour per day with the elementary music program & 3 hours per day with the high school music program.
A new reading program, The Daily 5, will be implemented to improve reading skills for K-8.  New computer and network upgrades for the high school also coming this year.
If you want to keep up with the activities at school or check out your student’s progress, meet the staff, go to the school website for all kinds of helpful information,
Even if you don’t have children or grandchildren in school these days, come out and see what’s happening with our future leaders and entrepreneurs. It was easy to see and hear the passion in Mr. Heim when he spoke of his students. I am planning on doing some school spotlight interviews in the future with teachers, support staff, etc. to keep the interest alive.
By J-Reis

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Anamoose Looking Good

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAA walk around Anamoose finds a very large percentage of yards spruced up.  I can see the pride residents are taking in their community.  The nice rains we have had have helped keep the grass green.  Just this past week on Main St. Angie & Emanuel Kesler had their house painted & Bob Becker moved out his garage & looks like he is preparing for a new one.  Last night I heard that the old gold house west of the school will be torn down.

The 8 hanging baskets on Main St. resemble large round pink balls.  Linda Dusek & Janice Bucholz planted flowers in the pots on the corners, so there is lots of color as you drive down the street. Jerry Helm is watering the flowers again this year.

Mark & Corinne Engen are preparing the corner lot south of them for their new manufactured home that hopefully will  be here before school starts.  On the lot south of that Ted Mertz is putting up a garage.  Ted has also been working on the Wagner house-gutting out the inside & tearing off the garage.

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Benefit for Don Beck

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAA benefit was held Sunday at the VFW hall for Don Beck to cover his medical expenses.  Don had a kidney transplant May 28th.

180 people attended the benefit where French toast, sausage, & fruit were served.  The benefit was sponsored by Thrivent, Anamoose Civic Club, Anamoose Baptist Church, school employees, & VFW.

Mary Beck asked me to express their deepest gratitude to the family of the donor & to all who participated in the benefit & for the love & concern shown to them.

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Family Quilt Saga

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It all started with a family going through a mother’s memory box after her passing.  Or in our mother’s case many memory boxes!  Some of you are familiar with my mother, Helen Rice Nolden.  She was born and raised in … Continue reading

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SasKota Bowl

Tristin Martin was picked to play International football at Indian Head, Saskatchewantristin smaller on July 8th .  I asked his mother, Barbie, to send me some info on his game.  She sent me such a good email that I will just quote her directly.  “This was such an experience for him to get to play in an International game like this.  They had to learn how to play with the rules Canada go by, which made it very interesting.  Even though Team ND didn’t bring home the win they played a great game.  They were 5 players short from the roster of 24 players.  They played with 19 vs the Saskatchewan team of 30!  Final score was 42-34.  It rained there for 3-4 straight before the game and they had to pump water off the field as several places of the field were under water.  So it was a pretty muddy game!  I’m so glad he got the chance to play in this once in a lifetime International Game!”

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