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Pa00e 12 sports Leisure Enterprising Women Magazine names Sandy Hansen for 2010 Top women business owners in North America "The Enterprising Women of the Year Award is one of the most pres- tigious recognition programs in the world for women entrepreneurs. In light of the challenging econom) this year&apos;s honorees have overcome many obstacles to grow their businesses, give back to others, and really shine as leaders in their communities," Mon- ica Smiley, publisher/CEO o][ Enter- prising Women, said. Sandy Hansen of AgVenture Feed & Seed, Inc., Watkins and Rock Solid Motion, Cold Spring, received national recognition as one of the Enterprising Women of the Year for 2010. Enterprising Women, the national magazine for women business owners, announced its eighth annual list of the "Enter- prising Women of the Year." The top women business owners from across the United States and Can- ada were recognized for outstand- ing business growth, mentoring and supporting other women in business, and leadersh!p in their communities. Honorees gathered in Mianii, Fla. for the gala awards dinner March 18, and were pre- sented their award. With an unprecedented number of entries this year, the magazine's editorial team screened hundreds of nominations that were submit- ted. The publication's Advisory Board, comprised of more than 100 outstanding women errtrepre- neurs from the United States and around the globe, assisted in the final selection process. JV baseball goes 1-1 at home By loe Krippner, coach Monday brought the start of the conference season along with the Cubs first home game. Just like previous games, Kimball jumped ou.t to an early lead of 5-1 after four innings. Unfortunately for the Cubs, they couldn't hold on, fall- ing to Howard Lake 8-5. Tim Konz and Preston Peglow led the offense with two hits apiece. On a sun-filled Thursday, April 22, the Rockets of Rockford stopped into town for an early afternoon game. Starting pitcher Tim Konz went four innings, scat- tering two hits and giving up only two runs for the win. Reliev- ers Andy Linn and Tritton Tsch- ida kept Rockford's bats quiet also, allowing only one run on two hits. Offensive leaders for the Cubs, Austyn Schlueter with 2 runs bat- ted in, and Tritton with a double andrun scored. With an all around good performance and rain out of Kimball's yearly tournament, the Cubs bring their record to 3-2. A busy week is planned with a trip to Maple Lake Monday, April 26, and double-header against rival Eden Valley-Watkins Thursda April 29. Meeker Co-op celebrates 75 years Monday, April 12, MeekerCoop- the Touchstone Energy song, "We erative held its 75th Annual Meet- ing; highlighting 75 years of pio- neering spirit. Tim Mergen, CEO/ General Manager, spoke about the courage and faith that it took to begin an electric cooperative with so many unknowns. Through facts and photos be gave a histori- cal perspective on Co-op life "then and now." Several special guests were invited to take part in the Annual Meeting: Ed Olson, the son of Meek- er's first 'board president, Henry Olson, opened the meeting. Father Pat Casey, the son of Meeker's first attorney, P. J. Casey, gave the invo- cation. Mary Korman, the daugh- ter of Irving Clinton, Meeker's first general manager, closed the meet- ing. The Litchfield Area Male Cho- rus delighted the crowd by singing Shine As One," and the "Star Span- gled Banner," and honored attend- ees who had served in the armed forces by singing the theme songs from each branch of service. More than 960 members and guests enjoyed a baked chicken and dtesSing dinner and anni- versary cake. Every member and invited guest attending the Annual Meeting received a copy of "Lead!ng the Way ... Lighting the Way,' written by local author Dean Urdahl in cooperation with Executive Coordinator Mary Alice Holm. Both were present to auto- graph the book. All three incumbents, ]ames Wirz, District 3; Jeffrey Anderson, District 5; and Larry Huhn, Dis- trict 8, were elected to three-year terms on the board of directors. St. Cloud State wrestling to offer summer youth camps A wide range of youth and high school wrestling camp opportuni- ties will be available through the St. Cloud State University wres-. fling program during the summer of 2010. A commuter camp for high school wrestlers will be available June 21-22, while a youth camp will be available at SCSU June 28-29. The St. Cloud State University Wrestling Camps help wrestlers improve their fundamental skills and technique. The basic drills taught are standard for all age levels in the sport of wl:estling. Wrestlers will also be exposed to folkstyle and freestyle wrestling and the curriculum is des- ignated to fit all ability levels. Ages for the camps are 5-18 years of age and campers will be grouped based by age and experience. The cost of each camp is $65, and the entry fee includes a camp T-shirt, lunch and handout pertaining to mental and physical training com- ponents of the sport. The camps will include expert instruction provided by the SCSU wrestling staff, includ- ing head coach Steve Costanzo and sistant coaches Cy Wainwright, Brad Padgett and Chris Heilman. The camp staff  also feature current SCSU wrestlers, who helped the Hus- kies earn a seventh-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Division l.I wrestling championships. For complete registration infer= mation, please call Steve Costanzo at (320) 308-2996, or e-mail him at <>. Interested schools and wres- fling clubs can also arrange to have the SCSU wrestling camp staff offer this camp "experience at your gym or wrestling room. Please call Coach Steve Costanzo for more information on this exciting offer to learn from the best right in your own gym. Thursday, April 29, 2010 1, MN ..............................   .. ,  Chinese and Spanish added to Ridgewater College There will be some new course.s available to students looking for foreign language and humani- ties credits at Ridgewater. Begin- ning this summer, six new courses are being offered related to Chi- nese language and culture and advanced Spanish language. "Ridgewater College contin- ues to prepare students for a glo- balized world," states Jenni Swen- son, dean of instruction at Ridge- water. "We are very pleased to be expanding our foreign language course offerings to include Begin- ning Chinese, Intermediate Span- ish, and related courses on culture and philosophy. And we are for- tunate to have instructors in the classroom with vast knowledge and experience in their field." The Beginning Chinese, Chi- nese Culture, and Philosophy courses will be taught by Dr. Paul G. Fendos, Jr. Dr. Fendos is an East Asian specialist, earning his doc- torate in 1988 from the Univer- sity of Wisconsin in Madison. He has held many overseas positions, including foreign advisor for the Government Information Office, Republic of China; and assis- tant professor at National Cheng EV-W-K Track and Field April 20 Larissa Anthofer (center) runs for Submitted photo. Sarah Messer second-29' 6"; discus throw Shawney Kramer first-ll6' 11", Sarah Messer second-92' 7". The boys' Individual place winners were; 400m dash Dan FrUth seventh-l:00.96; 800m run Alex Mies second- 2:13; 3200m run Cameron Wittenberg sixth-12:29, Danny Lochen sev- enth-12:35; ll0m hurdles Nathan McCann fourth-17.32, Lenny Gar- vick seventh-20.48, Nis- tier eighth:21.36; 300m hurdles lee James third-45.48, Nathan McCann sixth-48.35; 4xl00m relay team De'Angelo James, Trevor Baumann, Joe James, Tyler Loch second-46.81; 4x200m relay team De'Angelo James, Danny Lochen, Trevor Baumann, Tyler Loch sec- ond-1:38; 4x400m relay team David Mattson, .Frankie Nistler, Taylor Breauchy, lee lames second-3:51; 4x800m relay team Dan Fruth, By Terry Nelson Tuesday, April 20, the track team competed at the Belgrade- Brooton-Elrosa track meet. The girls' team placed fourth and the boys' team placed fifth. Shawney Kramer took first place in the shot put and discus throw. The girls' 4x200m relay team, boys' 4xl00m relay team, 4x200m relay team and 4x400m relay team all took second place. Alex Mies placed second in the 800m run, Macki Nelson placed second in the pole vault and Sarah Messer placed second in the shot put and discus throw. The girls' individual place win- ners were: 100m dash Liz Kastanek eighth-13.63, 400m dash Renee Berg seventh-l:07.77, 1600m run Lar-" issa Anthofer fifth-5:58, 100m hur- dles Holly Erickson seventh-17.91, Tiffany Kuechle eighth-18.32, 300m hurdles Holly Erickson sixth-53.29, 4x!00m relay team Casey Sch- langen, Nicole Orth, Tiffany Kue- chle, Samantha Stuve third-55.29, 4x200m relay team Molly Hesse, Liz Kastanek, Rachel Arnold, Saman- tha Stuve first-l:52; 4x400m relay team Erica McCann, Morgan Meyer, Renee Berg, Molly Hesse -fourth-4:33; 4x800m relay team Renee Berg, Larissa Anthofer, Maria Donnay, Kayla Overton fifth-ll:07; high jump Morgan Meyer fifth-4' 10"; pole vault Macki Nelson sec- ond-9' 0", Nicole Kein fifth-8' 0", Samantha Stuve sixth-7' 6"; long jump Macki Nelson sixth-13' 11", Morgan Meyer eighth-13 9; tri- ple jump Morgan Meyer fifth-29' 2", Rachel Arnold sixth-28' 7", Tif- fany Kuechle seventh-27' 10"; shot put Shawney Kramer first-34' 4",' Kung University, the Republic of China (1990-1993) and Gyeong- sang National University, Repub- lic of Korea (1995-2000). Back in the United States, Dr. Fendos has been instructing students atAnoka Ramsey Community College and Inver Hills Community College. Vicky Kapitzke will be the instructor for the Intermediate Spanish Courses. She was born in Germany to Spanish immigrants, : and had older sisters who married Americans, fostering her love for languages; she is fluent in Span- ish, German, and English. Vicky completed graduate work in Eng- lish Lit, ESL and Foreign Language Acquisition. While in Spain, she worked at the University of Sevilla, teaching History of the English Language in addition to ESL at adocal high school. In 2005, she began teaching Spanish at Cen- tral Lakes College, then later, Ger- man at St. Cloud State Univer- sity. She has also taught Spanish, ELL courses, and English writing courses at Ridgewater College. " See details of courses in on-line story at www.tricountynews.MN, or visit the Ridgewater College web- site at www.ridgewater, edu. EV-W-K at the BBE meet April 20. ' Kirby Knutson, Danny Lochen, Cole Sanders third-9:37; high jump Kirby Knutson 5' 8"; pole vault Trevor Baumann eighth-8' 6"; long jump Taylor Breauchy fifth-17' 1"; triple jump Joe James third-34' 10", Erik Mares seventh-32' 6"; shot put Joe Holdvogt fifth-39' 10.5"; dis- cus throw Joe Holdvogt sixth-ll0', ]acob Asfeld seventh-106'-9". The girls' team scores were:first Paynesville 168.5, second Benson/ KMS 128, third NLS 117.5, fourth EV-W-K 104, fifth SJP 97, sixth BBE 40, seventh SCCS 29 The boys' team scores were: first NLS 156.5, second SIP 118, third Paynesville 110, fourth Ben- son/KMS 98, fifth EV-W-K 90, sixth BBE 63.5, seventh SCCS 56.