Week of March 1-4
TUESDAY, March 1 - Pizza, garden salad with ham, cheese, croutons, mandarin oranges, fruit snacks, bread slice, milk variety.
WEDNESDAY, March 2 - Chicken wraps, chicken strips, tortillas, lettuce and cheese and salsa, corn, peaches, bread slice, milk variety.
THURSDAY, March 3 - BBQ riblet, mashed potatoes and butter, green beans, pears, Scooby Doo grahams, bread slice, milk variety.
FRIDAY, March 4 - Italian dunkers, cheesy bread, broccoli slaw, rosy applesauce, bread slice, milk variety.
Scholarships available in the high school office:
Blandin Foundation Education Awards: Anyone under the age of 25 as of Sept. 1 and plan on attending, any accredited educational institution in the United States. Deadline May 1.
Clean Air Choice Scholarship: Seniors who plan on pursuing a postsecondary education and write a 1000 word essay. Deadline March 30.
Knights of Columbus: Senior Catholic Students. Deadline April 1.
Youth Tour in Washington D.C.: Juniors whose parent, guardian is a Cooperative member of one of the Paul Bunyan Communications service exchanges. Deadline April 1.
Oak Hills Christian College Scholarship: Must be full time students at Oak Hills Christian College this fall. Deadline April 15.
Minnesota Twins Community Fund Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship: Seniors enrolling full time in a two or four year college with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Participants must have played or volunteered an organized youth baseball or softball. Deadline March 12.
Foundation for Rural Service: Seniors who receive any telecommunications service from a current NTCA member and have at least a C grade point average. Deadline: March 1.
American Drug and Alcohol survey to be conducted
On March 31, students from grades 7-12 will be participating in the American Drug and Alcohol Survey in cooperation with the Tri-Ethnic Center of Colorado State University.
The funding for the administration of the survey comes from a federal grant awarded to the Tri-Ethnic Center, which allows the survey to be conducted at no cost to the school. Participation in the ADAS is voluntary. Parents that wish to withdraw their child from participation may do so by contacting Principal, Wendy Templin at 835-5210.
In addition, a copy of the survey is available at the school for parents who would like to review it.
Blackduck High School believes that the participation in this survey will assist the school in planning, funding and evaluating drug and alcohol prevention programs.
The Drakes Times
Hey everybody, it's your faithful reporters Kristie and Jenna back to tell you what's been going on in the Blackduck School this month.
Where do we begin? For starters Snow Week went awesome your royalty is now King Chris O'Rielly and Queen Faith Pomp, Prince Nate Jablonski and Princess Ali St. Sauver. We had some awesome participation with the days of the week this year.
The student council put on Pennies for Patients that also went good the entire school raised over $2,000 this year for kids with cancer.
Now on to sports for you sports fans the boys' basketball players are playing Red Lake March 1. So come and support your Drakes.
Speech is doing well. The junior high speech team took third out of 12 teams Feb. 22. The senior high speech team goes to Walker March 5.
Wrestling went to individuals for state Friday. We don't know how any one did but we will let you know as soon as we hear.
Well that's all for now folks talk to you next month. This is Kristie and Jenna signing off.
Spring sports meeting
There will be a spring meeting for parents and players playing baseball, softball and golf March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the big gym. If you cannot attend, please talk to the coach.
Feb. 28: Parent-Teacher conferences
Community Ed classes
Indoor walking is held Tuesdays-Fridays when school is in session from 6:30-7:30 a.m. and 5:30-9 p.m.
Wednesday Night Volleyball is held Wednesdays through April from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $3 per night and is open for anyone 16 years or older.
Drakes Speech News
The Blackduck High School Speech Team competed at the Park Rapids Varsity Invitational Feb.19, placing sixth in a field of 19.
Ribbon winners for the Drakes (those just missing the finals) were Alex Howard in Discussion, Sasha Pfannenstein and Julia Bogucki in Drama, Brock Howard and Chris Howard in Duo, Tobey Haluptzok in Humor, Mariah Bremer in Informative, Alayna Nestberg and Katie O'Rourke in Prose, and Michaela Holmgren in Storytelling.
Earning a spot in the difficult final round but not placing in the medals were Madison Stomberg in Creative Expression, Matt Jedlicka in Drama, Tyler Dobmeier in Great Speeches, Lynn Masino in Informative, Ian Anderson in Original Oratory, Courtney Kovall in Poetry and Tessa Tindell in Prose.
Medalists for the Drakes speakers were Charles Biberg in Discussion and Kate Olafson in Poetry, both taking second place in the tournament. Congratulations speakers and good luck as the season continues!
Junior high Drakes speakers compete
The junior high speech team competed in Bemidji on Tuesday night where nearly all earned top spots!
Earning green ribbons for honorable mention were Julianna Fernandez in Creative Expression, Hannah Korpela and Brittany Martin in Duo, Jenna Nestberg in Humor and Mike O'Reilly in Original Oratory.
Red ribbons for second and third place went to Chance Gourley in Discussion, Maile Olson in Original Oratory and Kristie Slindee and Michaela Holmgren, both in Storytelling. And bringing home the championship blue ribbons were Maddy Stomberg in Creative Expression and Madison Liapis and Mariah Bremer, both in Informative.
Week of Feb. 28-March 4
MONDAY, Feb. 28 - Chicken chow mien over rice and noodles, yogurt, raisin oatmeal cookie, milk.
TUESDAY, March 1 - Hamburger tator tot hotdish, corn, dinner roll, grapes, oatmeal raisin cookie, milk.
WEDNESDAY, March 2 - Breaded pork patty on a bun, peas and carrots, hashbrowns, pineapple, milk.
THURSDAY, March 3 - Chicken wild rice vegetable soup, crackers, peanut butter and jelly or egg salad sandwich, fruit roll up, milk.
FRIDAY, March 4 - Sloppy joe, tator tots, California blend vegetables, pickles, yogurt, milk.
The following students were acknowledged for having perfect attendance during second quarter:
Kindergarten: Cooper Brambrink, Marcus Johnson, Kaissee Oakgrove, Wyatt Plackner, Evan Waldo and Aaron Weitzel. First grade: Monica Johnson, Braden Lowe and Donna Thayer. Third grade: Preston Lowe. Fourth grade: Shanelle Head and Branson Heck. Fifth grade: Starlee Oakgrove and Dylan Tjepkes. Sixth grade: Trevor Poxleitner. Seventh grade: Lindsey Duresky, Sierra Heck and Joseph Weidenborner. Eighth grade: Shannon Head, Donald Lindquist, Steven Mayers and Dylan Villaran. Ninth grade: Mark Geerdes, Brenin Head and Paula Pearsall and 10th grade: Shelene Head.
The following students were commended for making the second quarter honor roll: Distinguished: Grade 7 - Lindsey Duresky, Megan Hudec and Joseph Weidenborner. Grade 9 - Mark Geerdes, Brenin Head and Kelly Heck. Grade 10 - Shelene Head, Katey Lutz, Cassie Vollhaber and Johanna Weidenborner. Grade 11 - Alisha Gehlert. Grade 12 - Rebekah Anderson and Kristi Geerdes.
A Honor Roll: Grade 7 - Phillip Anderson, Christine Grundmeier, Cole Koisti and Jeremy Wickham. Grade 8 - Cheyanne Franks, Shannon Head, Steven Mayers, Breanna Salmonson and Dylan Villaran. Grade 9 - Carrieann Mortenson. Grade 10 - Maranda Pula and Tanner Salmonson. Grade 11 - Kisha Heck, Kristie Hoodie and Rachel Washenberger. Grade 12 - Travis Burns, Caitlyn Duresky, Kendra Krogseng and Megan Poxleitner.
B Honor Roll: Grade 7 - Xenia Hillman. Grade 8 - Nathan Anderson, Mitchell Nistler, Shawn O'Neill, Brendan Strong and Shane Strong. Grade 9 - Jarrett Burns, Michelle King, Paula Pearsall and Joe Wickham. Grade 10 - Wyatt Jensen and Rhonda Schuh. Grade 11 - Micah Jorgensen, Danielle Nistler, Tiffany Stillday and Renae Swanson. Grade 12 - Brittney Heck, Jesse Jensen and Evan Nelson.
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.
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.
Week of Feb. 28-March 4
MONDAY, Feb. 28 - Tator tot hotdish, corn, sandwich, peaches, milk.
TUESDAY, March 1 - Sloppy Joes, wedges, vegetables, oranges, cookie, milk.
WEDNESDAY, March 2 - Biscuits and gravy, peas, sandwich, banana, milk.
THURSDAY, March 3 - Pancakes, sausage, yogurt, tator tots, applesauce, milk.
FRIDAY, March 4 - Build your own, chips, juice, bar, milk.
And students thought our handbook was tough
Old etiquette book spells out correct rules of conduct
By Juleen Trisko
The Mustang Express
During the summer of 2009, my college friend Billy asked my husband, Jim, and me to peruse a list of rules of conduct written in the late 1880s by Prof. H.T. Ytterboe for St. Olaf's college.
He had found the list by chance while sifting through college artifacts in the attic. As an archivist, he has come across many interesting and unusual items from that Norwegian Lutheran College's 125 year history.
These items are mostly of consequence to those devoted to the college, the City of Northfield or those of Norwegian descent.
He thought this particular notebook of rules would be of interest to the general public since they address what was considered proper etiquette during this period of immigrant history and so he began the process of compiling them for publication.
We had a lot of fun reading over the rules and trying to pare them down. Some rules seem ridiculous today. Others bear reminding.
My friend explained the book the best when he gave a talk at his university. I have included it and a few of the school rules from the 1880s.
By Jeff "Billy" Sauve
Back in the summer of 1999, when St. Olaf College was preparing for its 125th anniversary, a small nondescript 3½ x 6½-inch red-lined notebook surfaced by chance in the library's attic. This notebook contains 220 or so timeless, albeit somewhat antiquated, rules composed by Prof. Halvor T. Ytterboe for students in the late 1880s.
With the assistance of several reviewers, the rules in Section I of the book were pared down to the 101 most interesting, humorous and applicable for today's audience.
Section II of the book contains 40 plus anecdotes, recollections, and accounts of how students broke those 101 rules. Together the two parts of the book provide an unusual glimpse into student culture at the turn of the century.
It is important to understand that during that era, faculty members who served under Pres. Mohn considered themselves "moral guardians" to their students. In their view, as Prof. Joseph M. Shaw, Professor
Emeritus of Religion, suggests, teaching students proper manners and conduct was necessary to prepare them to enter society beyond their rural Norwegian-American roots -- essentially taking the roughness off the farm kids.
Hired in 1882, Prof. Ytterboe took his role as "moral guardian" seriously.
In fact, in February 1889, the faculty minutes noted, "Ytterboe appointed master of etiquette." In addition, one of his responsibilities was to oversee the preparation of the college catalog. The 1888-89 catalog noted under "Discipline":
The discipline of the school is founded on Christian principles, and calculated to imbue the students with a Christian spirit and manly self-respect, and while full confidence is placed in them, their habits and conduct receive careful attention.
Students were indeed under scrutiny during this era. Prof. Ytterboe, who served as Pres. Mohn's right hand, was placed as principal of the preparatory department for several years in the early 1890s. Younger, more impressionable students may have feared to pay a visit to the "Disciplinarian," as some would tag Prof. Ytterboe, but most felt he dispensed fair treatment.
From 1879 until 1900 the campus on Manitou Heights consisted of two buildings: the Main and Ladies' Hall.
Imagine serving as a faculty member, living with your family on the first floor of the Main, with 30 or more boys residing on the third floor. There were no junior councilors at that time, only the stern words "Be quiet!" uttered by Prof. Ytterboe or Pres. Mohn. In fact, when Prof. Ytterboe suspected something was irregular, he would mount the steps in stocking feet, three at a time, in an attempt to catch the culprit.
Beginning in 1900 and over the next several years, funding provided by the United Norwegian Lutheran Church expanded Manitou Heights with several new buildings. The Men's Dormitory (later renamed Ytterboe Hall in honor of Prof. Ytterboe) opened in the spring of 1901.
Prof. Ytterboe, his wife Elise and the couple's children moved to the new dormitory where he served as Resident Head. The Main lost its residents and was refashioned for classroom use. Ladies' Hall continued to serve as a women's residence into the next decade.
The 20th century welcomed many changes to the hill; most notably a significant increase in student enrollment -- 306 students by 1905 -- as well as the introduction of heat and electricity.
As the new era unfolded, its early days were marred by the deaths of Pres. Mohn in the fall of 1899, and of Rev. B.J. Muus, founder of St. Olaf College, the following spring. The once intimate campus and tight community of fellowship was lost with the burgeoning student population and larger faculty and staff.
Those who knew Prof. Ytterboe held him in high regard. He is considered to have saved the College twice. His untiring efforts in the 1890s helped stave off financial disaster when the United Church severed its relationship with St. Olaf College for several years, withdrawing its financial support.
Later in 1903 his unwavering dedication helped contain an epidemic of scarlatina in the Men's Dormitory.
No students fatally succumbed to the contagion but Prof. Ytterboe was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis due to his continued exposure to liquid formaldehyde, which he used to fumigate dorm rooms as well as the basement bathroom. He passed away on Feb. 26, 1904, in the Men's Dormitory.
Allow me to read an excerpt from Prof. Ytterboe's essay on "Keeping the Rules" and a selected few specific rules offered in the book:
You say that you cannot understand that it is any great offense (imbibing intoxicating liquors, smoking, and playing cards) well what do you think about Adam and Eve? Was it a great offense for them to eat an apple? It is a very innocent thing in itself to eat an apple, but look at the consequences of their eating that forbidden fruit.
The whole world sank so low in sin, that it took the Son of God to redeem it, and that only through a sacrifice so great that it is not possible for us in the least to understate how God can love us so much... I hope you are all Christians.
For readers of the book, many have commented on the humor found either in Prof. Ytterboes remarks or on the book's compiled section on student transgressions. As I review the student rule-breaker names, I see future prominent people like a St. Olaf College President; a president of the Norwegian-American Lutheran Church; a lawyer and future judge; several faculty members; and a famous author. Yes, even people of standing made mistakes in their youth.