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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619



Week of Nov. 16-19

TUESDAY, Nov. 16 - Cheeseburger on a whole grain bun, dill pickle slices, baked beans, baked chips, mixed fruit, milk variety.


WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 - Chicken nuggets, curly fries, California medley vegetables with cheese, rosy applesauce, bread, milk variety.

THURSDAY, Nov. 18 - Meatballs in gravy, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, pears, frozen juice bar, bread, milk variety.

FRIDAY, Nov. 19 - Fajita chicken and vegetables, soft tortilla shell with lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream, corn, pineapple, bread, milk variety.

Scholarship information

Scholarships available in the high school office:

A Legacy of Leadership: This is an essay contest for all students. Deadline is Jan. 5.

MBA Scholarship: Seniors who are a child of a public or school district employee or elected official in Minnesota. Apply online at Deadline is Jan. 31.

MaxPreps scholarship: A high school student who participate on a sports team who is covered by MaxPreps. Apply online at Deadline is March 17.

Student Essay Contest: All high school students residing in the Ninth Federal Reserve District. Deadline is March 2.

Farm Credit Service Scholarship: Seniors who are from an actively farming or ranching family OR planning to pursue an agricultural. Deadline is March 1.

Heart Research Scholarship: Minnesota seniors, college freshman, sophomores, or juniors with an interest in the health science area. Apply online at Deadline is Nov. 19.

St. Thomas Science, Mathematics and Engineering Scholarships: Seniors applying to St. Thomas. Deadline is Dec. 1.

Important dates

Nov. 17: 9 a.m. Representative from Northwest Technical College

Nov. 18: 12:30 p.m. Representative from Bemidji State University

Nov. 19: 2 p.m. Representative from Wadena Technical College

Nov. 19: 3:30 p.m. Honor roll

Sports dates changed

Girl's basketball starts Nov. 15, boy's basketball starts, wrestling and cheerleading start Nov. 22 and junior high girls and boys basketball starts Jan. 3.

The schools in the conference have decided to play a shortened season by adding three Saturday games. This will be on a trial basis and will be reevaluated after the next two seasons.

The following are reasons for the change:

• Other schools are starting to run a shortened season.

• Junior high students would not miss as much class time.

• This would relieve the feeling of some that it is too long of a season for younger students.

There will be schedules available at a later date.

Please contact Activities Director Theresa Rabe at 835-5245 if you have any questions.

Honor roll named

The following students have been named to the honor roll

A Honor Roll - Grade 12: Brandon Beck, Michael Dexter, Amanda Fernandez, Christa Hanson, Erin Haws, Katie Olafson, Alexander Schuman, Ashley Stomberg and Nathanael Swedberg. Grade 11: Kaye Bodien, Aaron Nissen and Alexandra Ziegler. Grade 10: Dominic Anderson ,James Bruno, Shane Fenske, Morgan Jung, Courtney Kovall, Tatum Mistic, Garrett Naughton and Katie O'Rourke. Grade 9: Colton Bales, Zachary Bodien, Mariah Bremer, Jodi Grundmeier, Jacob Krabbenhoft, Caleb Mostad, Maile Olson, Matthew Patch, Kristie Slindee, Alexandra Tindell and Trey Volk.

Grade 8: Benjamin Anderson, Julia Bogucki, LeAnn Brambrink, Elizabeth Dufault, Nicole Granger, Michaela Holmgren, Cooper Jedlicka, Deven Jones, Hannah Korpela, Brittany Martin andrew Nissen, Kelsey Olson, Alexandra Pfannenstein, Madison Stomberg, Tanner Templin and Aaron Ware.

Grade 7: Hunter Cocking, Tanner Depew, Breanna Enger, Julianna Fernandez andrew Grundmeier, Carla Grundmeier, Isaac Gustafson, Tobey Haluptzok, Jami Mistic, Ceana Olson, Tucker Rockis, Charli Schocker, Timothy Schocker, Danisha Sells, Kyle Solberg, Sydnie Sorheim, Emma Stelten and Ian Willborg.

B Honor Roll - Grade 12: Amber Affield, Ian Anderson, Luke Binkley, Justin Bryant, Shannon Budde, Ezekiel Burtard, MollieAnn Exner, Tisheena Freyholtz, Danielle Heide, Alexander Howard, Brock Howard, Christopher Howard, Roxanne Kallroos, Aleshia Lucken, Jamie Magoon, Alex Michalek, Alayna Nestberg, Joshua O'Brien, Miguel Ocampo, Christopher O'Reilly, Tanner Stomberg, Christopher Strand, Merritt Theisen and Tessa Tindell.

Grade 11: Cody Bergquist, Haley Bodien, Peter Fraley, Lucas Krabbenhoft, Stephen LaDuke-Fajardo, Kristie Leighton, Galen Martin, Lynn Masino, Tyler Mistic, Oxana Pfannenstein, Taylor Sparby and Arthur Wirkus.

Grade 10: Andre Bell, Shalynne Bogucki, Joseph Coller, Tyler Dobmeier, Valerie Ferdig, Brady Gross, Carmen Imdieke, Matthew Jedlicka, Zachary Jones, Brad Kusper, Clara Notsch, Kip Solberg, Madison Stelten, Garrett Theisen and Avery Waskul. Grade 9: Dylan Dexter, Toni Ferdig, Nickolas Grundmeier, Ashlee Jeffrey, Taylor Levy, Madison Liapis, Brooke Mistic, Kristina Napieralski, Jenna Nestberg, Michael O'Reilly, Elena Pfannenstein, Sadie Radke, Jordan Sparby, Michael Tate and Cynthia Veazey.

Grade 8: Alex Arp, Antuan Bell, Saphire Brown, Paul Eckstrom, Logan Gesell, Brett Gross, Anthony Grotberg, Garret Hentges, Kristina Johnson , Angel Merritt, Kyle Michalek, Paige Moore andrew Moris, Meghanne Nattrass, Devin Perry, Mackenzie Stenson, Linnea Tracy and Rebecca Waskul.

Grade 7: Logan Adams, Nathan Affield, Wyatt Brands, Colton Brown, Lindsey Brunner , Joseph Cheney, Levi Dexter, Chelsea Dobmeier, Keilah Dufault. Conner Frenzel, Mason Frenzel, AshLee Hagen, Courtney Hedlin, Alexandria Heide, Trevor Hentges , Austindale Iceman, Tyler Jablonski, Janessa Johnson, Selena Lattergrass, Jonathon Napieralski, Hattie Notsch, Alexey Pfannenstein, Zachary Smith and Rose Thompson.

Community Ed

Microsoft Word will be held Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. The fee is $20.

Wednesday Night Volleyball is held at 7 p.m. The fee is $3.



Week of Nov. 15-19

MONDAY, Nov. 15 - Breakfast wrap, tater tots, juice, applesauce, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 16 - Spaghetti, cole slaw, garlic toast, pears, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 - Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, corn, sandwich, grapes, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 18 - Cook's choice.

FRIDAY, Nov. 19 - Ham sub, chips, juice, bar, milk.

In The News

Chili Cook-Off

Everyone is welcome to the First Annual Chili Cook-Off Nov. 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Northome Community Building on Main Street.

Chili contestants should sign up with Angel at the muni by Nov. 8. Categories include tasters' choice, hottest and most unique. All proceeds go to the Northome Area Food Shelf.

Early Student Dismissal Nov. 5

No School Nov. 25-26

Students in kindergarten through grade 12 will be dismissed from school at 1 p.m. Nov. 5., the final day of First Quarter. Staff will remain for a teacher workshop.

There will be no school on Thursday, Nov. 25 nor on Friday, Nov. 26 for students or staff. It is the national Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Thanksgiving Food Drive has begun and will end on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Find a box and start filling it with food shelf items. Foods like Stove Top stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes and corn will earn your class extra points. The class with the most points after school on Nov. 24 will be able to pick lunch for a day!

Craft Sale Nov. 20

The North Woods Craft Annual "Christmas Tradition-Salad Luncheon and Craft Sale" will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Northome VFW hall.

Gross, Roosedett, Powell, Williams named November Students of the Month

By Caleb Schneider

The Mustang Express

On Nov. 2, Northome High School staff announced November's Students of the Month.

Senior High Academic winner is Tristan Williams.

Williams is son of Brain and Celeste Williams. He is in football, basketball and choir. He is also an altar server.

The nominees were senior Cathy Frenzel and junior Rachel Chaffin.

Senior High Exemplary Student of the Month is senior Chester Powell.

Powell is son of Bill and Mary Powell. He is in track, band, brain bee. He coaches peewee football and is part of the student council. He is also the senior class treasurer.

The nominees were sophomores Brandon Schmid, Keith Shaughnessy and senior Cathy Frenzel.

Junior High Academic Student of the Month was Cal Roosedett.

Roosedett is the son of Chuck and Myrna Roosedett. He is in football, basketball, baseball, band and is an altar server.

Nominees were eighth grader Jackie Peirson, freshman Tanyssa Olafson and seventh grader Blake Olafson

Junior High Exemplary Student of the Month is Casey Gross.

Gross is the daughter of Derrick and Susan Gross. She is in volleyball, basketball, robotics, 4-H, golf, band and is an altar server. She also serves on the student council.

The nominees were eighth graders Bree Lindley, Sadie Fraley, seventh graders Cal Roosedett and Miranda Carrigan

For the honor of Academic Student of the Month, only the staff that teaches the students may nominate and vote. This nomination is strictly based on the GPA of the students.

For the honor of Exemplary Student of the Month, all of the staff are able to vote. This nomination is based on courtesy, cooperation, dependability and work habits. It is similar to responsibility except all of the staff has a say in it.

Photo by Caleb Schneider

Students of the Month are Casey Gross, Cal Roosedett and Tristan Williams. Not pictured is Chester Powell.

Interested in a local saddle club?

By Elizabeth Wickum

Northome Staff

Over the course of the past two summers the Northome community has been fortunate to have two horseback riding arenas developed. With increased attention to equestrian activities, several in the area have tossed about the idea of organizing a saddle club.

To assess the level of interest and examine the process of organizing and affiliating a club, a meeting will be held Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Northome City Hall meeting room.

Members from other area saddle clubs have been invited to attend this meeting to share information on their clubs and the events or activities they organize and sponsor. Don Lukenbill, of the Koochiching County fair board, will also be in attendance to discuss the new fairground arena.

All interested horsemen and women in Northome and the surrounding communities are encouraged to attend. Contact Libby Wickum at for more information.



Week of Nov. 15-19

MONDAY, Nov. 15 - Fiestada pizza, California blend vegetables, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit, milk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 16 - Chili, crackers, cheese slice, cinnamon roll, applesauce, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 - Hot ham and cheese, tater tots, green beans, pears, milk.

THURSDAY, Nov. 18 - Turkey gravy over mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dressing, corn, cranberries, pumpkin bars, milk.

FRIDAY, Nov. 19 - Cheeseburger, french fries, baked beans, pickles, yogurt, milk.

Pioneer staff reports