Corn Feed/ Grants Awarded

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Sorry, but I forgot all about putting something on the blog about our Anamoose Area Community Foundation Corn Feed in August.  We had a good turnout at the Senior Center.  Many people remarked this was the best corn that we have had.  We also sold about 20 pies plus caramel rolls.  Pictured above: 1. Husking corn on Saturday.  2 Rose Weninger-Corn Feed Chairman

We gave out $7000 in grants this year to:

  • $1500-City of Anamoose- replacing downtown sidewalks
  • $1500-MainStreams-repair & replace electrical wiring in Anamoose Historical Bank
  • 1500-Park Board-new playground equipment
  • $1500-Anamoose Housing Corporation-new central smoke & fire alarm system$1000-
  • $1000-Tri-county Senior Meals & Services-subsidize shortage of program income
Maurie Becker accepting Housing grant from Shirley Nitz

Maurie Becker accepting Housing grant from Shirley Nitz

Alyce Heer (right)accepting MainStreams grant from Rose Weninger

Alyce Heer (right)accepting MainStreams grant from Rose Weninger

Bill Goodwin accepting grand for Tri-county Senior Meals from Phyllis Zimmerman

Bill Goodwin accepting grand for Tri-county Senior Meals from Phyllis Zimmerman

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAKim Meckle (right) accepting Park Board grant from Alyce Heer

 

 

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Volunteerism at Its Best

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI was walking my dog Jack yesterday when I come upon these volunteers hauling rocks at the Anamoose Park.  They had widened the area from Main Street back to the Veteran’s Memorial & were filling it in with rock.  Next spring they will plant shrubs in that area.  Mike told me that it was “Torie’s project”.  But whoever’s idea it was it looks really good!

Volunteers were:  kneeling-Torie Dosch & Mike Schmaltz; working behind them-Frank Sieg; on flat bed-Bradley Lageson & Joe Dosch.

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WELCOME TO ANAMOOSE: SEAN, TAMI & MACKENZIE

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAAlyce and I welcomed the Palmers this afternoon. We had beautiful weather and sat on the front porch of their home which formerly belonged to his mother and before that his grandmother Helen Nolden. He has many ties to Anamoose with family and friends residing here. He came to us from the Twin Cities and has spent many vacations here making many memories. He is employed by Drake Cenex. Tami is currently working at JW’s in Harvey, but is a licensed cosmetologist and enjoys working with hair. She also likes to read. MacKenzie, is 13 years old and a 7th grader in Drake/Anamoose school system. She is thinking of playing basketball and likes Animal Jam and being with friends. Sean plays the base guitar, enjoys fishing and is very good at drawing. He has allot of plans for the future and being an active community resident.

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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, http://www.anamoose-drake.k12.nd.us/
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.
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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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