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Students of the Month are Sadie Fraley, Cathy Frenzel, Rachel Chaffin and Isaiah Rahier.1 / 3
The district Future Farmers of America career development education contest was hosted by Central Lakes College in Brainerd Jan. 11 with 15 area high schools competing. Tim Swedberg, a sophomore at Blackduck High School, identified fish in the morning fish and wildlife competition held in the college's Natural Resources labs. CLC is one of the state's leading institutions in training professionals for careers devoted to conservation, environmental management, and outdoor-related services. Information is ...2 / 3
Blackduck's Snow Week king and queen were crowned Jan. 25. They were, from left to right: Prince Nathan Jablonski, King Chris O'Reilly, Queen Faith Pomp and Princess Allison St. Sauver.3 / 3



Week of Jan. 25-28

TUESDAY, Feb. 1 - Pizza, garden salad with ham, cheese and croutons, mandarin oranges, fruit snacks, bread slice, milk variety.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 2 - Chicken wraps with chicken strips, tortilla, lettuce and cheese, Ranch and salsa, corn, peaches, bread slice, milk variety.

THURSDAY, Feb. 3 - Meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, pears, Scooby Doo Grahams, bread slice, milk variety.

FRIDAY, Feb. 4 - Hot dog, fries, broccoli slaw with Craisins, rosy applesauce, bread slice, milk variety.

The Drake Times

Well friends here we are another month into the school year and it is the end of second quarter start of third.

To start things off it was our athletic director Theresa Rabe's birthday this month so wish her a belated birthday if you haven't already.

The wrestlers have been doing very well this year with their varsity and JV teams this year bringing home a big win from Wisconsin on Friday.

The boys basketball team is also doing very well they beat Northome-Kelliher in a close game.

The girls basketball team is also doing well they also beat Northome-Kelliher on Friday.

The speech team kicked of the start of their season on Saturday at the Grand Rapids Early Bird tournament. They took second out of nineteen teams.

This week at school is Snow Week. This year's royalty is King Chris O'Reilly, Queen Faith Pomp, Prince Nate Jablonski and Princess Ally St. Sauver.

Other candidates and attendants were Ashley Stomberg, Tessa Tindell, Tiffany Jones, Elena Pfannenstein, Saphire Brown, Conner Cease, Ian Anderson, Tyler Mistic, Shane Fenske and Garret Hentges.

Snow Week was put on by the basketball cheerleaders with the help from advisor Deb Sandvig.

The days of the week were as followed Tuesday: Crazy hair day. Shannon Budde was sporting a great Mohawk that day. Wednesday: Hobo's in hats day. Thursday: Teacher's Day saw many duplicates of teachers that day. Friday: Maroon and gold spirit day.

The student council is putting on the Pennies for Patients fundraiser to help raise money for cancer patients. So send any loose change that you can find to help.

Scholarship information

Scholarships available in the high school office are:

Minnesota Association of Townships: Juniors who plan to further their education at a college, university, or vocational school. The deadline is May 1.

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

KFC Colonel's Scholarship: Seniors with a GPA of 2.75 or higher and pursuing a bachelors degree. Apply online at The deadline is Feb. 9.

US Bank Scholarship: Seniors attending an accredited two or four-year college next fall. Apply online at The deadline is March 31.

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

American Legion Auxiliary Past Presidents Health Care Scholarship: Seniors going into any health care field. The deadline is March 15.

Sports Calender

Thursday: Boys and girls JV and varsity basketball at 6 p.m. at home against Walker.

Friday: Boys and girls JV and varsity and girls seventh and eighth grade basketball at 6 p.m. at Greenbush; varsity wrestling at 4 p.m. in Walker.

Saturday: Boys seventh and eighth grade basketball at 9 a.m. at home against Walker, Pine River and Red Lake.


community Ed classes

Aerobics are held each Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Old School Center gym and is free.

Trappers Education will be offered in late February if there is enough interest. If you are interested call Peggy Vollhaber at 647-8806 or e-mail her at before Feb. 10.

Social Dancing will be held Feb. 7 and 28 from 7-9 p.m. in the Kelliher School gym. The fee is $15 per person.

There is open gym every Sunday from 3-5 p.m. in the Kelliher School gym. The fee is $1 per person or $5 per family.

Valentine Fun is set for Feb. 10 from 3:15-5 p.m. in the Kelliher School FACS room. The fee is $5 and you must register by Feb. 4.


Second grader donates to Locks of Love

By Danette Gieser

Mustang Express

Locks of Love is an organization that takes hair and make them into wigs for children 18 years or younger suffering from long-term or permanent hair loss.

Recently Paige Li Wickum in second grade donated her hair to Locks of Love. "It was my idea to send my hair to Locks of Love," said Paige.

Diane Bennett, business teacher, has also donated her hair to Locks of Love. "I thought it was a very good thing to do, plus I wanted to cut my hair short anyway," said Bennett. She has donated her hair three times, and enjoyed it every time.

I have heard many people say how this is a very good organization, but they do have certain qualifications to send your hair in. If you do want to cut your hair and donate it to Locks of Love they request you have your hair in a braid or a ponytail before you cut, have ten inches or longer, clean and dry, cut above the rubber band and keep bundled in a ponytail or braid and not chemically damaged or bleached(dyed or permed is okay).

To mail the hair they ask to place the dry hair (ponytail or braid) in a Ziploc bag, do not staple or wrap the donor's name around the ponytail, write the length of the ponytail on the outside of the Ziploc bag, If you have agree to send thank you cards do not include donors name and address with donation and mail ponytails through standard mail.

They also ask you to not send wigs, fills or synthetic hair, hair that has been swept off the floor or not bundled, hair that has the donors name or address stapled, taped, or rubber banded and do not send donor's name if you have already sent thank you cards.

When the hair is all packaged up and you are ready to send it, send it to: Locks of Love 2925 10th Avenue North, Suite 102 Lake Worth, FL 33461.

There are also some stylists who will cut your hair and mail it for you.

If you want to learn more about this organization visit their website at

Students of the Month

By Danette Gieser

The Mustang Express

On Dec. 21, Northome High School staff announced December Students of the Month.

Senior High Academic winner is senior Cathy Frenzel. Cathy is the daughter of Chris and Jackie Frenzel of Blackduck. She is involved in basketball, band, track, student council, brain bee, 4-H and Senior High National Honor Society.

The nominees were sophomores Hattie Swang, Caleb Schneider and Christian Jourdan.

Senior High Exemplary Student of the Month is junior Rachel Chaffin. Rachel is the daughter of Jeff and Kelly Chaffin, of Gemmell. She is in volleyball, brain bee, knowledge bowl, choir, band, science club, student council, youth group and Senior High National Honor Society.

The nominees were seniors Tonya Weidenborner, Zach effeminize, junior Hollea Boquist, sophomores Bree Schaar, Tristan Williams and Hattie Swang.

Junior High Academic Student of the Month is freshman Isaiah Rahier. Isaiah is the son of Gordy and Evie Rahier, Gratton. He is involved in basketball, football, Junior High National Honor Society, band, and baseball.

Nominees were freshman Tanyssa Olafson, eighth graders Jeanette Frenzel, Bree Lindley, seventh graders Shadow Lievsay and Michaela Williams.

Junior High Exemplary Student of the Month is eighth grader Sadie Fraley. Sadie is the daughter of Dean Fraley, Northome and Tammy Fraley, Jorden. She is involved in cheerleading, band, choir and volleyball.

The nominees were eighth grader Jeanette Frenzel, Ashley Lom, Kendra Hughes, seventh grader Michaela Williams, grader Miranda Carrigan, grader Danny LaDuke and grader Shadow Lievsay

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.