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MLS School District has two new faculty members

Two new faculty members at MLS Schools are left to right: Lorea Watson and Holly Peterson.

Classes got underway at the Mohall Lansford Sherwood (MLS) School District on Thursday, August 21st. It was not only the first day of classes for students, it was also the first day for two new faculty members. New to the MLS staff this year are Lorea Watson and Holly Peterson.

Lorea Watson is the new school counselor for the MLS School District. She is enrolled in the University of North Dakota’s counselor program and will be working under Randy Johnson, who will be supervising her internship. She will have a Master’s degree in Counselor with an emphasis in K-12 education in May. Her initial degree is in Addiction Studies from Minot State University.

She and her husband, Layne, reside in Newburg.

Holly Peterson has been hired as a new elementary special education staff member in the MLS-Mohall building. She is replacing JoAnn Gehringer, who has become the third grade teacher at the MLS-Mohall School, replacing Heather Nordick. Mrs. Peterson has a Master’s degree from Minot State University in early childhood education and is certified as an instructor for exceptional children. Her initial bachelor’s degree is in psychology and child development from North Dakota State University. She has worked in the early childhood program in Westhope for Peace Gardens Special Education Unit.

Mrs. Peterson and her husband, Brian, and children, William, Grace, and Anna, live east of Mohall.
Two new faculty members at MLS Schools are left to right: Lorea Watson and Holly Peterson.

Glenburn Public School has four
new faces in the classrooms this year

The Glenburn Public School welcomed four new faces to their faculty and classrooms on opening day of classes on Wednesday, August 20th. New to the 2014 - 2015 staff are Ashley Harvey, Jenna Johnson, Jessica Mulske, and Jordan Peterson.

Ashley Harvey is the new Social Studies teacher. She was born and raised in Minot and graduated from Minot State in 2011 with a degree in History Ed. She taught in the Sawyer School system from 2012 to 2014, teaching students ranging in age from 7th grade to 12th grade. Ashley also coached volleyball and basketball while at Sawyer. She and her husband married in 2012 and they reside in Minot along with their puppy, Petey. Ashley is currently working on her Master’s degree, with a concentration in Middle School Education from Minot State and plans to finish her thesis in the summer of 2015.

Jenna Johnson, 23, grew up in Surrey. While in high school she was involved with SADD, Drama, basketball, and track. After graduation, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in Kindergarten and Reading from Minot State University. She has one younger sister and two dogs, and enjoys traveling and spending time at the lake. She will teach one of the Kindergarten classes at Glenburn, with Mrs. Kaylee Olafson teaching the other class. Jenna’s past experiences working with children including working at a daycare and counseling at a summer camp. She said, “I am excited to begin this school year!”

Also new to the Glenburn staff is Jessica Mulske, who is the new Speech Pathologist. Jessica grew up in Wishek, North Dakota, a small town of 1,000 people. She attended the University of North Dakota for her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and earned her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Minot State University. From there, she continued to live in North Dakota, working at Trinity Hospital’s Speech Pathology Department since graduating. Jessica stated, “I am very honored to have been given the opportunity to practice my profession and look forward to the new school year.

Jordan C. Pederson is teaching Physical Education at Glenburn. He was born and raised in Minot and attended Our Redeemer’s Christian School from K-12. He graduated from Minot State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a minor in coaching. Jordan played two years of college basketball at MSU and then got into coaching at the high school level. He is married to Jordan M. Pederson and they currently live in Minot.
Glenburn school has also returned three retirees this year. Fran Llewellyn is back for half-time business; Mike Grotte, half-time Industrial Arts; and Dave Wisthoff is back for the third as half-time Superintendent. Pat Dean is also back for the second year serving as half-time elementary principal.

2014 Maxbass Flower Show

Pictured above: Pearl Tengesdal won this year’s Best of Show Award with 102 points.

“Petals on Parade” was the theme of the 61st annual Maxbass Flower Show, which was held at the English Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 9th, 2014. The annual event became the setting for a total of 93 entries from eight adults (women and men), and six entries from one child entrant. The entrants brought beautiful and artistic entries.

Pictured Above: Elaine Rogers won the People’s Choice Award with her Oriental Lily.

This year’s Best of Show Award went to Pearl Tengesdal with a total of 102 points. The People’s Choice Award went to Elaine Rogers with her lovely Oriental Lily. The Judge’s Choice Award was won by the Garden Club’s only child entrant, Jasmine Rogers, with her Wild Flower arrangement.

Pictured Above: Jasmine Rogers won the Judge’s Choice Award with her Wild Flower Arrangement. She was the only child who entered this year.

The Garden Club appreciated the turnout of visitors who enjoyed the flowers and the pie and coffee served. Several door prizes were given away throughout the afternoon festivities. The Garden Club has high expectations of more entrants, more entries, and more visitors next season, as this year’s numbers were small compared to many of the previous years. The Garden Club welcomes new members who have a love for gardening. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month from April through October.

Tom and Diane Witteman win “Best of Show” at Kenmare’s Car and Motorcycle show August 16th

Tom and Diane Witteman of Mohall won the “Best of Show” trophy with their 2011 Indian Chief motorcycle during the Car and Motorcycle Show held on Saturday, August 16th during Kenmare’s Ribfest.

You might have seen Mayor Tom Witteman driving around the streets of Mohall on his motorcycle and all dressed in his motorcycle gear.

AWANA is coming back to Mohall for the second year
Now that another school year is here, it is also time to once again start thinking about AWANA. AWANA is a non-denominational program, whose mission is to help churches and parents world-wide raise children and youth to know, love, and serve Christ. The AWANA program was introduced to the Mohall and surrounding area for the first time last year and will again be held this year. Classes are open for all area children from the ages of 3 through the 6th grade.

Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings starting October 1st and run through the middle of May. Classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the New Horizons Church of the Nazarene in Mohall. Please note that the time has changed from last year -- classes will start 15 minutes earlier than the previous year.

Another change to the program is that they will only be having one section of Cubbies this year, so they are limiting the enrollment to 12 in that age group. Cubbies are children 3 to 5 years of age. However, they will have a waiting list if they have more than 12 students who are interested.

AWANA classes are also available for Sparks (Kindergarten through 2nd grade), Truth and Training (3rd through 6th grades).

There is a $15.00 registration fee for anyone who would like to attend, and scholarships are available. Registration forms have been sent out to those who attended last year. Pre-registration is appreciated, as this will help them with preparation for the number of students attending.

If you are interested in sending your child/children and would like more information, you may contact Beth Roelofs at (701) 756-6564 or visit the AWANA website at

Consider letting your child/children attend AWANA at the New Horizons Church of the Nazarene in Mohall, because kids matter to God!

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