Even with a flurry of last-minute negotiations to avoid a U.S. government shutdown, no agreement was reached, and a partial shutdown began on Oct 1. Essential services are scheduled to continue, including Social Security and Medicare payments as well as many others. No one can know how long this partial shutdown will last or the impact, which will likely grow as it proceeds. The pain is greatest for furloughed government workers and those whose activities are tied to national parks and other government services. But most people will continue their daily routines without any disruption.
There have been 17 government shutdowns in the past, the most recent taking place in 1996.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, Hannah from Meeker County 4-H did a cloud/rain activity with our IMPACT group at the Eden Valley Elementary School. They learned about how clouds and rain form in the atmosphere. Then we did an experiment making rain clouds in a jar. It was an amazing science experiment. Submitted photo.
Twenty students arrived last week from Oldenburg, Germany, to spend two weeks with local families, attend classes and Homecoming at Eden Valley-Watkins High School, and learn about the area. Friday, Oct. 4, the students and two teachers visited Dockendorf Dairy in Watkins where they have two robotic milkers.
Andy Rossmeisl ’57, Don Dockendorf ’73, Jay Johnson, Ray Tri, and Larry Peterson were officially inducted into the Eden Valley-Watkins Hall of Fame during EV-W’s Homecoming halftime Friday, Sept. 27. The EV-W Hall of Fame began in 1998 and now includes an illustrious list of individuals: 1998: Ron Papish, Frank Hentges, Roger Nordgren, Elvera “Peps” Neuman, Val Riley, Lloyd Nistler, and Jerry Meyer; 1999: Ann Ruhland, Joe Ruhland, and Wally Thyen; 2001: Adella Theis, and Rich Logeais; 2003: Gerry Opatz, and Janice Streit Stommes; 2005: Lisa Schlangen Oberski, Judy Yungk Streff, Angela Bauer, and Deb Loch Mayer; 2007: Denis Ruhland Clemens, Deb Schultz Kawlewski, and Kerry Nistler Peterson; 2009: Bruce Geislinger, Keith Lipinski, Jon Thielen, and Pete Stanger; and 2011: Katie Huschle Martin, and Mandy Pearson. Staff photo by Gaylen Bicking.
Eden Valley-Watkins High School student Anne Benson is one of the Minnesota high school students selected to participate in the Global Youth Institute, part of the annual World Food Prize events from Oct. 17 to 19 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Anne Benson, a junior in school at EV-W High School, daughter of Pat Benson of Eden Valley, was chosen from a field of 12 Minnesota high school students who participated in the Minnesota Youth Institute on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus Saturday, Sept. 21. During the institute, students discussed their solutions for global problems ranging from water scarcity to malnutrition. The teacher coaching Ann through the process is Tracy Huhn, EV-W FFA advisor, who will also attend.