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Burke Central
Student of the Month

Disa Koppelsloen, sophomore, was Burke Central’s Student of the Month for February.
She is on the honor roll, and participates in band, choir, volleyball, basketball and pep club.

Student of the Month

The February student of the month for the Bowbells elementary was Elijah Arteaga.

Elijah is a second grader and the son of Isreal and Leann Arteaga.

Elijah was chosen for his ability to be cooperative and work as a team.

“Teamwork and cooperation skills help me build leadership skills,” stated Elijah.

Elijah sees his sister, Nevaeh, as a role model who demonstrates teamwork and cooperation.

Elijah states, “Coming to school is important to get good grades.”

Elijah’s favorite subject is science.

He enjoys football and video games in his spare time.

Dylan Benge, son of Dennis and Jodi Benge, was chosen as the Bowbells high school student of the month demonstrating traits of cooperation and teamwork.

“Teamwork and cooperation means always working with the people around you. Listening to new ideas from other people in the group you are with,” explained Dylan.

Dylan’s role model who demonstrates teamwork and cooperation is his dad.

“Working for the city with my dad has showed me that just because it isn’t in your job description, if someone asks you to do something it is just natural to do it for them,” Dylan stated.

Dylan feels education is important because you will use it every day.

Dylan is involved in basketball, yearbook and student council.

In Dylan’s spare time, he enjoys working in the shop, hunting, and hanging with friends.

Dylan is a senior at Bowbells High School.

Wahus & Puckett Qualify
for State Geography Bee

About 100 students from across North Dakota will compete in the State Geography Bee set for Friday, March 27, starting with registration at 10:30 a.m. at University of Mary in Bismarck.

The opening ceremony is at noon and preliminary rounds are at 12:30 p.m.

Final rounds will take place about 2:30 p.m. at Arno Gustin Hall, with the awards ceremony to follow.

Students in grades 4 through 8 from across the U.S. will compete for a chance to go on to the national competition in Washington, D.C.

Qualifying for the State Bee from Burke County were Ciara Wahus, Bowbells; and Wyatt Puckett, Powers Lake.

Outdoor Tales


I was in Iowa and Nebraska last week and did not have to drive on any ice. I thought you would like to know that. Actually it was a great trip to do catfish seminars at the local Scheels stores and meet with one of my sponsors. Always fun to head into catfish country and visit all my friends from the past few years.
I think I brought spring back up north with me last week. We went from winter to spring in a huge hurry this year.

The snow in my yard is gone. I am unsure if your planned ice fishing trip for this weekend is even going to happen with the warmer temps. My guess is we will be fine but walking, or taking the ATV everywhere.

Normally we are planning a late ice pike trip for the first weekend in April but this year I am sure that will not be happening.

A fun get together that we may have anyway, just for fun, even if we don’t fish. Time will tell on that one.

We are now in the situation of hoping for some big snow yet to come or some widespread rain to get the fields ready for planting and some water in the river to keep me going for a while.

I can’t believe I’m saying this and I’m a month from even starting but it is a reality we must face I guess.
We talk about it but there is nothing we can do about weather other than deal with it.

For now we will enjoy some early heat after a long winter. We will get a head start on outdoor work and projects while we can so we can enjoy the rest of the summer.

Cold Front Keizer
An Update

Remember a few years back when I introduced you to Cold Front Keizer?
My friend, Loren invited me to fish on Stump Lake for perch with him one of the nice days last week. Normally these trips mean we should have been here yesterday as the cold front moved in (hence the name.)

This day was not the case. We were drilling around a point and Loren found the fish first then I drilled closer to him, getting on fish in quick order but right back off them.
No matter what I did, I could get fish to follow me but not hit the lure.

Meanwhile, Loren was catching perch like crazy on his orange Demon Spoon. (Of course he only had one and I didn’t have anything even close to it.)

It was still fun and I can say something I have never said before, “I am tired of watching Loren catch fish.”

It was all in good fun and we got to take many photos of nice fish which Loren needs to keep his sponsors happy.

More importantly it was nice to enjoy a beautiful day with friends, fishing in some new water that we had never seen before.

Making memories as one might say.

Until next time get outside and make some memories.


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