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Medal Winners in the Academic Challenge

Posted April 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm

MEDAL WINNERS at the Academic Challenge are front row (l-r): Jeremy Coss, Megan Fiala, Christina Koeck, Tia Pawlowski, Jennifer Kenaston, Clayton Keck, Evan Steers; middle row: Devon Gnat, Trey Waldrop, Jenna Heilman, Sylvia Wieseler, Keisha Grubb, Maycee Mohr, Dylan Fulton, Mason Breitling; back row: Luke Simons, Paul Waring, Kendra Krosch, Tamisen Ames, Allison Hasart

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    Miller hosts Academic Challenge

    QUIZ BOWL SENIORS with the Overall Team Trophy are (l-r): Jenna Heilman, Jeremy Coss, Christina Koeck, and Keisha Grubb

    Six area teams from Miller, Bowdle, Highmore-Harrold, James Valley Christian, Sunshine Bible Academy, and Hitchcock-Tulare, competed in the Academic Challenge at Miller Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

    The event is organized by a committee of volunteer high school teachers, headed by chairperson Marissa Resel. Members of the committee are Lisa Anson, Andrea Fiala, Kathy

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    Wagner leading Farm-to-School program at Wolsey-Wessington School

    Wolsey-Wessington is the only district in South Dakota to participate in the USDA’s Farm-to-School program.

    Thanks to a $21,631 planning grant from the USDA’s Farm-to-School program, the 310 students at Wolsey-Wessington School District may soon have a closer relationship with their food.

    According to US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the farm-to-school program teaches students around the nation where food comes from and how it gets to their plates while encouraging them to make healthier food choices. Vilsack said, “Farm-to-school programs

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    Tia Pawlowski chosen for Rural Electric youth tour

    Tia Pawlowski is one of eight South Dakota high school juniors who will experience our nation’s capital first hand with 1,400 of their peers from around the country. Central Electric Cooperative of Mitchell is sponsoring the Rural Electric Youth Tour planned for June 12-19, 2014.

    Each year, high school students learn first hand what it is like to be involved in politics, community development and today’s social issues.

    Central Electric offers this experience to our area youth because they believe

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    Nursing scholarship funds available

    Puncochar Scholarship

    The deadline for applying for the Myrle Puncochar Scholarship is approaching. The intent of this scholarship is to honor Myrle Puncochar by encouraging nursing study among both the young and not so young that intend to make health care their vocation. Myrle Puncochar was a county nurse that served Hand County for nearly 25 years and lived in the county for nearly 50 years. This scholarship may be used by any Hand county resident that wishes to study nursing in South Dakota.

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    Rustler Roost News 4-2-14

    HANDS ON LEARNING: Nature Bound owner Jill Wallace demonstrated the art of flower arranging to the Roost kids. Then kids created a fresh flower treasure for someone special. Wallace is pictured holding flowers; Betty Jo Welch assisted. Students at the front table (l-r) are: Ethan Harrell, Abbi Blake, Sydnee Blake, Cassi VanDerWerff, Mackenzie Kopecky, Olivia Flor, Madison Kopecky, Arielle Miner and Dana Wallace; back table (l-r): Jon Anderson, Callie Schlechter, Kaden Koster, Tyler Hartmann, Taylen Grage, Tyra Gates. Also pictured in the center (though you only see their backs) are Jesse Hughes and Ellie Gates.

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    School Lunch

    Breakfast daily: fruit, 100% juice, breakfast entrée, WG cereal, WG bread/toast,

    Lunch choices offered daily: fruit & vegetable bar; skim, low fat white & skim chocolate milk

    Students may select one of the two entrée options

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    Rustler Roost N E W S

    “Mushing” continued this week at the Roost as the kids participated in more Iditarod activities and most mushers reached Nome. Danger the Dog Yard Cat written by Libby Riddles with Shelly Gill, was read to the kids. (Gill, lives in Nome, Alaska and was the first woman to win the Iditarod.) Through the “eyes” of her cat, Danger, readers gain insights into what it is like to live in Alaska and

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    Jazz Band


    MILLER HIGH SCHOOL Jazz Band director, Desiree Yeigh, holds the first place trophy won in the Class B Division at the Augustana Jazz “On The Upper Plains Festival” at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. Members of the MHS Jazz Band are (l-r): Macey Klages, Danae Duxbury, Mrs. Yeigh, Herman Eichstadt, Jeremy Coss. The jazz band/vocal jazz groups will compete on Tuesday, March 18 and in Norfolk, Neb. on March 24-25. Not pictured, soloists Elizabeth Welk, trumpet, Jeremy Coss,

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