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www.tricountynews.mn PAGE 9 December 29, 2016 A depleted EV-W wrestling team bows to Bulldogs By Pat Garry, StaffWriter Nick Gabrielson, P, won by forfeit; A dwindling Eden Valley- 152: Garth Utsch, P, won by forfeit; Watkins wrestling squad lost to 160: Matt Schindler, E, pin Connor Paynesville, 51-18, last Thursday, Meagher 1:00; 170: Cameron Dec. 22. Results: 106: double for- Schmitz, P, pin DeShaun Haag felt; 113: double forfeit; 120: Taylor 5:34; 182: Patrick Kranz, P, won Ludwig, E, pin Brandon Douglas by forfeit; 195: Aaron Holmberg, 1:49; 126: Alex Mages, P-DecE, pin Tayler Veldkamp 1:49; 220: - Zach Nistler 7-2; 132: Shawn Grant Ludwig, P, won by forfeit; Rue, P, won by forfeit; 138: Jarod 285: Lucas Peterson, P, pin Ethan Veldkamp, P, won by forfeit; 145: Kay :44. Area residents receive scholarships from U of M, Morris The following area residents Sr. in memory of Betty's parents, who attend the University of Min- Roy and May Bridgford. Roy was nesota, Morris received scholar- an instructor in agronomy and ships for the 2016-17 academic soils at the University of Minne- year. sota West Central School of Agri- From Eden Valley culture from 1918 until 1956. This Heather Anderson is the recipi- scholarship is awarded based on ent of the Mary Jo Kwako Scholar- academic merit. ship. This scholarship was estab- Deborah Holdvogt is the recip- lished by the friends and fam- lent of the UMM Alumni Associ- ily of the late Mary Jo Kwako, a ation Scholarship. Many UMM UMM student from 1965 to 1968. alumni make contributions to the Recipients are UMM students who Morris Scholarship Fund through demonstrate academicmerit, alumni annual giving. Through Kayla Coulter is the recipient of their collective efforts, they have the Bridgford Orvis Scholarship. made it possible for students to The Bridgford Orvis Scholarship receive scholarships based on ace- was established by Betty Bridgford demic merit. Orvis and husband Robert Orvis, River Lakes' girls grab road win Eagles' basketball boys clip EV-WPlayer of Falcons By Pat Garry, StaffWriterdespite a 28-28 halftime deadlock. the Week Eden Valley-Watkins pulled off EV-W Scoring: Mitchell Molitor 3; a Houdini on Tuesday, Dec. 20, as Jacob Streit 26; Reese Jansen 13; they escaped with a 65-61 victory Zach Swenson 5; Blaine Fodstad 3; over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. Greg Lux 9; Dominic Schlangen 2; It was a good battle and the Eagles Justin Streit 4. were able to hold on for the win, EV-W power forward Jacob Streit was named Central Minnesota Conference male ath- lete of the week. The senior had 53 points, 19 rebounds, 7 assists and six steals in leading the Eagles to a 2-0 weekend at the St. John's Prep tourney Dec. 15-17. EV-W girls host Holiday By Pat Garry, Staff Writer RVRLAK - Meed Goal (short- tourney It was a good defensive show handed) 11:32. Penalties: Olson, By Pat Garry, SfaffWriter by the girls, Tuesday, Dec. 20, at LDC (Roughing, Minor, 2 min.) the Litchfield Civic Arena. The 4:27; Deming, RVRLAK (Cross-The Eden Valley-Watkins Girls Lady:"Stars captured a 3-0 shut- Checking, Minor, 2 min.) 10:05. Basketball Holiday Tournament out over a very worthy opponent Goalie Changes: None. was played last Thursday and in Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato. Shots Third Period - Scoring: Friday, Dec. 22 and 23, at Johnson- on goal favored River Lakes, 47-21. RVRLAK - Haines Goal (even Peterson Gym. Tournament invi- First Period - Scoring: strength) (Oveson, Deming) tees included Mayer Lutheran, None. Penalties: King, RVRLAK 16:55. Penalties: Binsfeld, RVRLAK Sartell St. Stephen, and Moose (Tripping, Minor, 2 min.) 4:09. (Hooking, Minor, 2 rain.) 2:59; Lake. Mayer Lutheran prevailed Goalie Changes: None. Meed, RVRLAK (Cross-Checking, in the championship game over Second Period - Scoring: Minor, 2 min.) 4:26; Meed, the host Eagles, 82-66. EV-W RVRLAK - Oveson Goal (even RVRLAK (Hooking, Minor, 2 min.) defeated Sartell in the opening strength) (Binsfeld, Bijold) 7:38; 11:30. Goalie Changes: None.round, 61-57. Eagles senior forward Jacob Streit goes up for two in a back-and-forth game against the ACGC Falcons. EV-W would emerge victorious, winning 65-61. Staff photo by Anton Matua. Resolute defense earns Lady Stars shutout victory By Pat Garry, StaffWriter Goalie Changes: None. Second The River Lakes girls skatedPeriod- Scoring: None. Penalties: their way to a 2-0 defeat of North None. Goalie Changes: None. Wright County last Thursday,Third Period - Scoring: RVRLAK Dec. 22, at St. Michael-Albertville - Meed Goal (even strength, EN) Ice Arena. Shots on goal favored 16:11. Penalties: King, RVRLAK North Wright County, 38-17. (Hooking, Minor, 2 min.) First Period- Scoring: RVRLAK 12:06. Goalie Changes: Empty Flint Goal (even strength) Net, NWRCTY 15:12; LaRose, (Johnson) 12:47. Penalties: None. NWRCTY 16:36. By Mark Messman, Superintendent EV-W Schools Merry Christmas On behalf of the Eden Valley - Watkins School District faculty and staff, I want to thank you for working with us. Our schools have worked very hard to meet your expectations in providing a qual- ity education that is safe and nur- turing. We also take pride in our work and our profession, and con- tinually explore new ideas, con- cepts, and practices that will pre- pare your child for the future demands of this global economy. All of us at the Eden Valley- Watkins School District want to wish you a Merry Christmas. As I look back at the past five years of service to the district, I'm thankful for the passionate service from our dedicated and talented staff, the community partnerships we've forged, but mostly the opportunity to share in the developmental pro- cess of our future leaders. As we take a break and rejoice in the hol- iday season, we will also be look- ing forward to another successful year in 2017 working with you and your families. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Legislative Update After seven months of inef- fective dialogue and political EV-W Menus Dec. 23, 2016 posturing back and forth on educational and agricultural Ja 6 Chicken nuggets whether or not to call a special advocates will be pushing for the n.2- & dinner roll or Philly flatbread session for the 2016 Minnesota Ag2School credit in the 2017 tax Legislature, the verdict finally bill. Please talkwith your arealeg- Breakfast or entree salad or dell sandwich, came in last Friday. Governor islators and let them know that the Monday No School, WlntexBreak cheesy mashed potatoes, milk. Mark Dayton and House Speaker assessed values on Ag land is mak- Tuesday: Breakfast pizza or Friday: Pizza parlor or all Amer- Kurt Daudt simply couldn't find ing it difficult for rural Minnesota breakfast loaf of bread or choice of ican burger or entree salad or dell the common ground they needed schools to renovate or rebuild cereal, graham crackers, all served sandwich, garlic herb broccoli, to get the job done. That puts the facilities, with: fruit or juice, milk. milk. Ag2School credit proposal that EV-W District Spotlight Wednesday: Mini pancakes or EV-W Secondary Lunch originally passed in the tax bill, The EV-WSchoolDistrictwould breakfast loaf of bread or choice of Monday No School, W'mtexBreak among educations top priorities like to recognize our Board Clerk, cereal, graham crackers, all served Tuesday-HOM-Avocado: going into the 2017 session.Shelley Kern. Shelley has served with: fruit or juice, milk. Chicken nuggets & roll or Philly flat- There's plenty of blame to go the EV-W school district and board Thursday: Cinnamon roll, bread or chef's salad or ham sub or around, but it seems as though for 13 years. Her responsibili- cheese stick or breakfast loaf of cheeseburger basket $1.50 extra, the size and scope of the tax bill, ties and assignments include the bread or choice of cereal, graham cheesy mashed potatoes, milk. bonding bill, and the buy-down duties ofboard membership, clerk, crackers, all served with fruit or Wednesday: Italian meatballs in of MN-Sure insurance premi- and she's an active participant juice, milk. bread bowl or hot ham bagel sand- ums proved to be an insurmount- serving on all of the negotiations Friday: French toast or breakfast wich or chef's salad or egg salad sub able challenge for law makers, committees. Shelley has been a loaf of bread or choice of cereal, gra- or pepperoni pizza $1.50 extra, get- Sadly, these issues and costs won't top-notch board member as she ham crackers, all served with fruit or den green beans, milk. be going away and the public is provides a wealth of educational juice, mile Thursday: Nachos supreme or forced to manage the negative and parenting experiences and EV-W Elementary Lunch baked potato bar or chef's salad or impacts. This sounds like a calling knowledge to the decision-making MondayNo School, W'mterBreakturkey sub or chicken patty basket for a good old-fashioned compro- process. She comes to meetings Tuesday-HOM-Avocado: $1.50 extra, corn firenze salad, gua- mise.Whereasettlementofdiffer- open-minded, actively engaged, Roasted hot dog or BBQ chicken camole&chips, milZ ences can be reached ifeach side is remains objective, and casts her sandwich or entree salad or dell Friday: Pizza parlor or all Ameri- willing to make concessions, par- votes in the best interest ofthe stu- sandwich, savory baked beans, can burger orchef's salad orham & ties meet at the midpoint, and the dents at Eden Valley-Watkins. We guacamole & chips, milk. cheese sub or pepperoni or sausage negotiators set their special inter- wish Shelley the very best as she Wednesday: Italian meatballs in pizza $1.50 extra, garlic herb broc- ests and egos aside to conduct completes her distinguished set- bread bowl or hot ham bagel sand- coli, milk. business in the best interest of the vice to the EV-W School Board and wich or entree salad or dell sand- public. District. Thank You Shelley!wich, garden green beans, milk. The impact of losing the ClasseswillresumeonTuesday, Note: All meals include fresh fruit and vegetable bar and choice of l % white, skim Ag2School credit on rural edu- Jan. 3. or chocolate skim milk. For questions or comments, contact the Food Service Director cation is disheartening. Our atbkoehn@evw.k12.mn.us, or cal1320-453-2900 ext1106.