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14 KIMBALL Tri-County News--Thorsd, April 11, 1991 Robert T. Smith "l'ne newspaper story about Jan Stark, a teacher at Putnam Elementary School in Minneapolis, reminded me of another teacher long ago. Stark spcmds between $700 and $$C0 a year, of her own money, on rewards for students who work hard and do well. That's commendable. It shows a teacher who really cares about her students, and is willing to prove it. Too had the school administration doesn't pick up the tab. But, I digress. The story recalled Mrs. Langvik, a 3rd grade teacher at Riley Elementary School, which new is probably destroyed or parked in an abandoned lot for memories of things past. You see, Riley was portable. It was located in southwest Minneapolis, and one day a truck came along, hitched up to the school and hauled it away. The location is new filled with yuppy houses. That was some time after I left Riley. I was there for seven years, and I don't remember any teacher except Mrs. Langvik. I'm not even sure I'm spelling her name correctly. other teachers I had at Riley, and many I've had since, were symbols of authority. "['ney were good or mediocre or bad as teachers, but you couldn't relate to them as humans. Or, at least, I couldn't. Mrs. Langvik was different. When I first entered her classroom, I shyly took a seat near the hack. NO one else was in the room. "Come up here and see me," Mrs. Langvik said. "I want to get to knew you." (I noticed she wasn't sitting on the platform that was at the head of every classroom. She sat in a rocking char on floor level. Later, I asked her about that. "Sitting above the students separates you from them," she said. "It's intimidating." I didn't theu know what "intimidating" meant." I reluctantly walked up to her desk. She touched my shoulder, and said: "1"nst didn't hurt, did it?" Then she laughed. Teachers, she said, are not bad people. "I don't want a bunch of obedient robots. I want friends." The whole year passed in that manner. Mrs. Langvik had very little disciplinary problems, even with the most dedicated screwups. One particular "had boy" once told me: "Mrs. Langvik is not a teacher." I knew what he meant. I remember one very hot afternoon. Everyone was restless. Mrs. Langvik looked over the situation and proclaimed: "Enough of this. I'm in the mood for an ice cream cone. Let's go." She took us all to a nearby ice cream parlor and treated us to a cone. It probably then was against the rules. I don't know. What I do know is I never have IVOAP'OOOOOOOOP'OAP'OOAV, Marv's Construction Sand, Gravel, Fill & Rock 1" to 2" Drain Field Rock, Class 5 end Bk Dt Mardn J. $tru#z Kimball, MN 55353 Phone (612) 398-2355 I .--mmmmml, o'lmmmmmmmJ 398-3090 10% OFF to Senior Citizens on Wed00sd00s Hours: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Located In Kimball, MN forgott Mrs. Lak. Senior  Cmnor News "You are the Apple of My Eye" was the theme this year for the Senior Dining site's reccgn/tion of its many volunteers. To publicly express our appreciation to the volunteers for their support, a special party was held at the Kimball dining site on Thursday, April 4. Bea Davidson, Marga and WaU Shmkm and Archie Tanberg all received a special gift because of their many hours of donated services. The Kimball Senior Dining Site volunteers deserve "Halos" for the 2521 volunteer hours they donated to the program in 1990. Thanks for all you have done and continue to do! On Monday, April 15th, is the monthly Senior Citizen Meeting. A movie will be shown and cards are played after the meeting. Birthdays celebrated this month are Jack Ampe, Ann Hamilton, Loretta Doust, and. Tillie Muehring. We would like to thanl the Watnicks 4-H Club for entertaining us on Monday, April Ist. Everyone enjoyed the Share the Fun Skit. Sedw 9biq Mmm Mort., Apr. 15 Chili con Came; Whole Kernel Corn; Spice Muff'm; Apple Crisp w/Wh/pped Topping. Tues., Apr. 16 Vegetable Meatloaf; Baked Potato; Mixed Vegetables; Bread; Jelly Donut. Wed., Apr. 17 Oven Baked Chicken; Mashed Potatoes/Gravy; Brussels Sprouts; Baking Powtler Umcult; Chilled Frtnt Sauce. Thurs., Apr. 18 Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Bake; Peas and Carrots; Perfection Salad; Bread; Frosted Cake Square. Fri., Apr. 19 l.mon Baked Cod or Chopped Beef Steak, Parsley Potatoes; Stewed Tomatoes; Dinner Roll; Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. One day advance meal registration required. Milk served with each meal. Tea and decaffeinated coffee available. Special diet can be met with physician's request. Menu is subject to change. For reservations call 3N-II before I o'clock the day before. Letter to the Editor It was our privilege to spend this past weekend chaporoning the Kimball High School Band on their concert tour to Winnipeg. We wish to thank all the community organizations who donated money toward the trip, as well as the many individuals who have supported the bands' fund-raising efforts. You may be assured that your money was well invested, as the band performed excellently in all three of their concert performances. And the music-clinic session, conducted by three of the University of North Dakota music faculty, provided a unique learning experience. The band members quickly grasped the concepts and techniques presented, and were able to apply them immediately to their performance pieces. We can all be truly proud of our young people, and grateful for Mr. Haake's dedication and commitment. In addition, we wish to assure school officials and the other band parents that the band members' behavior was most commendable. Our young men and women conducted themselves with courtesy, humor, energy, and often, even dnity And to the band members: we hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we enjoyed being with you. We can't speak for chaperones but we nev "Saw Red". Thanks adventurer You did proud! 11-Piece SCREWDRIVER Wl'le Supplies Last QUANTITIES LIMITED THEISEN BUILDING Located at 10375 Co. Rd. 8, Pemt Lako 398-6200 NEAR  MISY: Enww efficient 2+BR home dcble goroge, beautiful 2.5 acre country setting... IAlU MAM Park-like 134" double lot with Small travel trailer with 12' x 20" addition & deck... ..oo,.oo.o..**,.ooooo..o .... .....oooo... IAI(E MARIE: Secluded privacy on this 50' wooded lot ......................... LtgE JOHN: 75' wooded lake lot. Motivated E.Z. terms .......................... Deb Bed(or ANNANDAUE PIOPll116, INC. Offk:e: 274-2233 Home: 398-3 !00 RON WENZEL AGENCY Real Estate Ion Wend, Brokor. 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