Eden Valley-Watkins Cub Scout Pack 363 will be distributing bags for their annual “Scouting for Food” drive Sunday, Oct. 27. Please fill these bags with non-perishable food items, or other items listed on the bags, and have the bags outside your doors Saturday, Nov. 2, by 9 a.m. for pick-up. In the past, the people of Eden Valley and Watkins have been very generous and have made past food drives big successes, thank you!
Any boys from kindergarten through fifth grade who are interested in joining Cub Scouts, are invited to attend the next Cub Scout pack meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Eden Valley Elementary cafeteria. If you can’t make it but are still interested in joining, or for any questions, please call Jessie Teicher at (320) 453-2973.
Class/Grade/Subject(s): Seventh-grade Life Science, eighth-grade Food Science, ninth-grade Physical Science.
My family: Wife Janelle, and three boys: Miles, 9, Lee, 6, and Bennet, 3 1/2.
I grew up in: Villard, Minn.
My high school: Minnewaska Area
College: Biology/Life Sciences degree at Moorhead State University.
My academic achievements: Graduating in four years.
Other life achievements: My wife and I built a house in Watkins 10 years ago; we had a contractor but we did a lot of the work ourselves.
My favorite school experience (as a student): Making it to the State Tournament in basketball and baseball as a senior at Minnewaska.
My favorite school experience (as a teacher): Preparing students for the fabulous MCA III science test.
Something most people don’t know about me: I student-taught and lived for a year in New Zealand. I also taught for a year in Hawaii.
Sport: Volleyball, head coach
My family: Husband Jason, and step-daughter Nora.
My high school: Littlefork, Minn.
My college (and degree): College of Saint Benedict, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.
My sports achievements: Particvipated in the volleyball state tournament in 2005 (consolation). Participated in softball state tournament in 2003 and 2005. Played in the NCAA Elite 8 for CSB in 2008.
Other life achievements: Graduated college in four years, got a job right out of college.
My favorite sports experience (as a player): Creating great memories and gaining lifetime friends through sports.
My favorite sports experience (as a coach): Seeing the progress athletes make throughout the season and as they get older.
Something most people don’t know about me: I love to travel, and I also love to hunt and fish!
It’s been an event-filled three weeks for 20 students and two teachers from Oldenburg, Germany. Their time went quickly and, alas, is up. By the time you read this, the group should nearly be home to Germany.
The students arrived Wednesday, Sept. 25, right in the middle of Homecoming Week for Eden Valley-Watkins. They jumped in and enjoyed all the Homecoming festivities. They also toured local businesses and towns, helped at the elementary schools, and participated in classes at the high school. They also had a few days off to enjoy time with their host families.