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Kes Eggert shows off her certificate to grandma, Peggy Eggert. She was part of the elementary reading program, Gobble Up A Good Book.1 / 2
Blackduck Elementary's fall reading theme was "Gobble Up a Good Book" with 91 percent of students in grades 2-6 achieving their reading goal and receiving certificates of achievement. There are 15 first grade students who are reading and achieved their reading goals!2 / 2



Week of Dec. 8-11

TUESDAY, Dec. 8 - Hamburger patty, whole wheat bun, American cheese slice, dill pickle slices, baked beans, baked chips, rosy applesauce, milk variety.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9 - Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, mandarin oranges, frozen juice bar, dinner roll, milk variety.

THURSDAY, Dec. 10 - Pepperoni pizza, garden salad with cheese, ham, croutons and Ranch or French dressing, baked apples, Rice Krispie treat, milk variety.

FRIDAY, Dec. 11 - Italian dunkers, beef spaghetti sauce, cheesy bread, green beans, peaches, fruit snacks, milk variety.

Scholarships available

Washington Crossing Foundation: Seniors who are history buffs, enjoy politics, or are interested in government or military service. Visit: Deadline is Jan. 15.

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

KFC Colonel's Scholarship: Seniors with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and are pursuing a bachelors degree. Apply online at Deadline is Feb. 10.

US Bank Internet Scholarship: Seniors attending an accredited two or four-year college next fall. Apply online at Deadline is Feb. 28.

America Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota Scholarship: Seniors who are sons, daughters, grandsons, or granddaughters of a veteran. Deadline is March 15.

National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association: Seniors who have a minimum GPA of B+ average, participated in two sports for at least two years in each, and one varsity letter in each of two sports. Deadline is Feb. 28

North Country Health Services Auxiliary Scholarship: Seniors pursuing a career in a health related field, and not have been a previous recipient. Deadline is March 15

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: Seniors who show ambition and drive, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed in college. Download an application at Deadline is Feb. 15

Foundation of Rural Service: Seniors with at least a C grade point average, receive telecommunications service from Paul Bunyan Telephone, and plan on returning to work in a rural area after graduation. Deadline is March 1

Alworth Scholarship: Seniors with a score of 25 or higher on their ACT, plan on a major in math or science, and in the top 20 percent of their class. Apply online at Deadline is Jan. 15

Important Dates

Dec. 17: Fifth-12th grade choir concert (sixth and seventh hour)

Dec. 24-Jan. 5: No school. Winter break.

Community Ed

Woodworking starts Jan. 5. Call 835-5241 for more details.

Wednesday Night Volleyball is at 7 p.m. and the fee is $3 per night.


Week of Dec. 7-11

MONDAY, Dec. 7 - Stroganoff with noodles, peas and carrots, dinner roll, peach cup, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 8 - Breaded pork chop, scalloped potatoes, peas, banana, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9 - Roast beef gravy over mashed potatoes, corn, dinner roll, pears, milk.

THURSDAY, Dec. 10 - Turkey noodle soup, crackers, peanut butter and jelly or egg salad sandwich, pineapple, milk.

FRIDAY, Dec. 11 - Soft shell tacos with the works, baked beans, fruit Jello, milk.

Box tops for education

The Kelliher School has joined the Box Tops 4 Education program and is off to a good start.

Student council members have organized the drive and are surprised at how fast this is catching on. Students and their families have been collecting the box tops from participating products and have been turning them in at school. Each box top that is collected earns the school 10¢.

In one month, the school has collected 1,017 box tops which adds up to $101.70 of free money for the school.

All members of the community are encouraged to participate. If you have any Box Tops 4 Education that you have clipped and would like to donate, there is a drop box in the school office or give them to any school age student and they can bring them to school for you.

If you have collected any and aren't able to bring them in or aren't able to give them to a student, contact the school at 647-8286 and someone can come and get them from you.

Community Ed

Aerobics will be held Monday-Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the school gym. Bring a towel.

Open gym is Sundays from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $1 per person or $5 per family.


Week of Dec. 7-11

MONDAY, Dec. 7 - Pizza, green beans, sandwich, peaches, milk.

TUESDAY, Dec. 8 - Chicken wild rice soup, sandwich, vegetables, apple, milk.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9 - Turkey gravy over biscuits, peas, sandwich, pears, milk.

THURSDAY, Dec. 10 - Cook's choice.

FRIDAY, Dec. 11 - Philly beef sandwich, tater tots, mandarin oranges, milk.

About Students

Alexander Gehlert, son of Ed and Dawn Gehlert, Kelliher, has been awarded a VCSU Hazel McBride scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year from Valley City State University in Valley City, N.D.

Gehlert will graduate from Kelliher High School in the spring.


Dustin Poxleitner of Kelliher is a sophomore at Bemidji State University and is a member of the BSU Wind Ensemble which recently traveled to Winnipeg, Canada to perform.

Old Timers basketball tournament set

Blackduck Community Education Basketball program will be hosting an Old Timers Basketball Jan. 2.

The requirements are simple -- the captain of the team must be a Blackduck High School alumni, 18 years or older and each team must have two females on the court at a time.

Team registration is $55 per team. To register a team, contact Blackduck Community Education Coordinator Sharon Tuey at 835-5241.

Volunteers are also needed to be referees for the day. Contact Tuey if you are interested.