RYBERG HONORED AS TEACHER OF THE YEAR
The ND Council of Teachers of English (NDCTE) awarded Bridget Ryberg with the Teacher of the Year Award at their summer conference held July 27-29 in Mandan at the Seven Seas.
Ryberg, a 1998 graduate of Bowbells High School, taught one year at Shanley in Fargo before moving to Grand Forks where she has taught at Grand Forks Central for the past 11 years.
Ryberg is the department head of the English Department, teaching English to grades 9-12, including speech.
A colleague, Eileen Zygarlicke, who teaches at Community High School in Grand Forks, presented the award to Ryberg.
Ryberg and her husband, JR have one daughter, Abby.
Her parents are Kim and Joann Sorum of Bowbells.
State American Legion Baseball Tourney.
Douglas Winzenburg of Bowbells took part in the State American Legion Class B Baseball Tourney last week. He is a member of the Renville County Muskrat team.
Renville advanced to the State Tournament as the West Region runner-up. Burlington was first.
In the first game, the Muskrats played LaMoure and were beat 14 to 1 in five innings.
Douglas was the catcher. He was 0 for 3 at the plate; he was hit by a pitch; grounded out; and flew out.
Game two Renville met up against Nelson County. Nelson County won 12 to 2 in six innings.
Douglas played shortstop. At bat he flew out twice and got on once on a fielderís choice.
Did you miss me?
I missed you.
I suppose you are wondering why the delay the past couple months. Well let me tell you. There has been a lot going on.
A lot of work, a lot of guiding and a lot of making memories and just no time to sit down and write it all.
I figured after nearly ten years, a small hiatus would not be the worst thing in the world, and now I have a whole yearís worth of adventures to share with you over the next months.
I have some big news coming down too but canít quite share that yet, so stay tuned.
So in a nut shell how has the summer gone?
I started out late like everyone else.
When the guiding season got going, it really got going, right up until the big rains came in June.
I ended up shut down for the better part of three weeks, and boy did that get expensive.
Oh well, I was off to Devils Lake for one of the greatest weekends of walleye fishing I can remember.
After that I headed on a northern Canadian fly in trip for lake trout with three other buddies. This trip was nine years in the making and totally worth it.
I will have at least two stories for you from that trip alone in the months to come.
As you may be wondering what has Braden (or Spider Man, Iron Man or Hulk depending on the day) been up to. Well he is still the bait catcher from the tank.
He went on a guided trip to Devils Lake with us and has been fishing two or three other times at the lake. He is all about the sandbox now and still doesnít flush the grass.
So that is just a few nuggets of what is on tap for the next few months. Iím sure we will be adding to the adventures as we go and hopefully entertaining everyone or at least teaching something along the way.
Hopefully by the next time you read my column you will get to hear the big projects I am working on and how they are going to be exciting and maybe even affect you, the good folks of Burke County and surrounding in a small way.
Until next time get outside and make some memories.