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Streit named CMC Player of the Week Jared Streit, #33 has been named EV-W CMC player of the week. Jared, a sophomore, plays a post position on the basketball team. In two games playing for the Eagles, Jared had 44 points and 27 rebounds. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. School menu Feb. 4-8 Breakfast Mond 3 donut holes, cheese stick, assorted juice cups, millz Tuesday: Cheese omelet, toast w/jelly, assorted juice cups, milk. Wednesday: Muffin, yogurt cup, assorted juice cups, milk. Thursday: Pancakes, sausage links, assorted juice cups, milk. Friday: Bacon, egg pizza, assorted juice cups, milk. Lunch Monday:. Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, roll or chef salad w/ roll, mashed potatoes & gravy, cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, celery sticks, oranges-applesauce, milk Tuesday: Southwest turkey crunch over tortilla chips or fish sandwich with cheese, Romaine salad w/FF dressing, baby carrots, black beans banana-mixed fruit, milk. Wednesday: Hamburger on a WG bun, tater tots or deli sub on a WG bun, tater tots, cherry toma- toes, broccoli, celery sticks, pineap- ple-peach slices, milk. Thursday: Hot dog on a bun, baked beans or turkey-ranch wrap, baked beans, green peas, cucum- bers, apples, diced pears, milk. Friday: 2 soft tacos, seasoned corn or combo sliders, seasoned corn, baby carrots, broccoli, rad- ishes, melon-pineapple tidbits, milk. Molly Hesse receives scholarship for U of M Morris Several area residents who attend the University of Minne- sota, Morris received scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year. Molly Hesse, of Watkins is the recipient of the Romilly Jean Cas- sida Memorial Scholarship. An endowed scholarship, the Romilly Jean Cassida Memorial Scholar- ship supports new full-time stu- dents, including transfer students, who show academic promise. The award may be renewed for three additional years with satisfac- tory progress. Cassida graduated as salutatorian of Hancock High School's Class of 1962. The studio art and psychology major received several scholarships and gradu- ated with distinction from UMM in 1966. After a long successful career with Prudential, moving around the country and working her way up to vice president, she retired in 1998 and built her dream home on Whidbey Island in Wash- ington State, where she made her home until her passing in Decem- ber 2006. An artist and sculptor, she was widely read and enjoyed lively discussions, landscaping, gardening, interesting travels, and working on her home. Hesse, will graduate from Morris in 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education. More than 220 donors, scholar- ship recipients and family mem- bers attended the annual Scholar- ship Jubilee Nov. 17, a celebration to honor Morris's generous schol- arship donors and talented schol- arship recipients. Mark Messman Superintendent, Eden Valley-Watkins Schools January 25 Update Building Project: Progress continues, and we had a very successful transition into the new office area last week. Be sure to utilize the south entrance of Brooks Street Lobby when vis- iting our school, as the remaining doors will be locked at 8:30 a.m. We're looking at a six-week period for the complete instal- lation of the maple gymnasium flooring. Following. the floor installation, another two weeks will be required to complete the erection and installation of the bleachers. FLR Sanders will move onto the stage and begin the floor installation following completion of the gym. The masonry work has been completed for the lift station adjacent to the stage, and delivery of the lift is set for Feb. 11. Our fine arts team continues to work with vendors to complete the audio and lighting equipment selection and installation. As we near completion of phase I, we'll monitor our general con- struction conditions and contin- gency funds to determine the fea- sibility, scope, and time frame for phase II, which will upgrade the elementary boilers and air han- dling measures at Watkins Ele- mentary School. Crisis Management: On Jan. 17, our crisis manage- ment team took a field trip to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. We had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with Meeker County officials to review our current cri- sis management plan, and generate ideas for potential improvements that will enhance our measures for providing our students and staff with a safe and welcoming learn- ing environment. We'll continue to research "best practice" protocol as we have another crisis management meeting set for Jan. 25, with Stearns County officials. Senior of the Week: The EV-W School District would like to recognize Alex Schoen- wetter, son of Tony and Rebecca. Alex enjoys working in the shop and has been involved in weld- ing, small gas engines, transporta- tion auto tech., and woodworking. Alex demonstrates mature behav- iors and a positive work ethic. He is also a leader in the shop and held in high regard by his peers. Alex competes in track & field during the spring, and plans to enter the workforce following graduation. The EV-W administration, faculty and staff are extremely proud of your accomplishments. Congrat- ulations! EV-W book club receives donation Valley Victors 4-H Club The ValleyVictors 4-H club held their January meeting Monday, Jan. 14, at the Eden Valley Event Center. Roll Call was what is your favorite 4-H project? Katherine Gathje talked about the Lake Superior Agates project that she entered at the fair. Greg- ory Gathje taught the club some useful poultry showmanship tips. Jonathon Gathje talked about his global connections project on Germany. ]ames Gathje taught the club how to shell corn for the fair. Anne Gathje talked about her yeast breads project. Amberly Bengtson showed the club how to make pot holders on a loom. Thank you to the Gathje fam- ily for leading a successful game of balloon tag at the county fam- ily fun night. The club decided to go skiing Sunday, Jan. 20. Bowl- ing was decided to be the activ- ity for the club's family fun day in April. Older members of the club decided to get together Sunday, Jan. 27, to write the skit for share the fun. The next meeting will be Monday, Feb. 11, at the Eden Valley Event Center. Katherine Gathje, Valley Victors Club Reporter Eden Valley-Watkins Elemen- tary School fourth- and fifth- grade book club received money donated by the Watkins Lions and Settling into the new high school office at EV-W Move-in day at the new Eden Valley-Watkins High School was Monday, Jan. 21. Staff is adjusting to the surroundings in the new high school office. Staff photo by Stephanie Johnson. Lioness. With this kind donation, they were able to buy three series of books. Thank you to the Wat- kins Lions and Lioness clubs! Book Club Members Mrs. Kuechle Mrs. Lahr EV-W wrestlers fall to HL-W-W By Pat Garry, Staff writer Making the jaunt to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted last Thurs- day, Jan. 24, the Eden Valley-Wat- kins wrestlers dropped a tough match, 43-35. Coach Dan Berg was not too distressed by the out- come. "We still had some guys out, but so did they. I guess it was a battle of two teams not at full strength." The match of the night was Cain Renner v Dylan Youn- gren, with Youngren coming out on top, 10-2. "Those two split with each other last year; Cain losing in regular season and winning the true second match in the sec- tion. It was a good test for Cain, and the score doesn't indicate how close the match was, but hope- fully Renner will come out on top next time," said Berg. The Eagles earned pins from 126-pound Zach Blonigen, and at 132-pounds, Hunter Mathies. Luke Kuechle, 160-pounds, won a technical fall, and winners by forfeits included Matt Schindler, 106-pounds, Logan Donnay, 113-pounds, and Tyler Donnay, 120-pounds. As the sectionals loom, the Eagles spend the final week host- ing Minnewaska Area on Tuesday, Feb. 5 (parents/senior/alumni night) before visiting Holdingford on Thursday, Feb. 7, to close the season. The Eagles overall record stands at 5-7.