Tricounty News

Central Minnesota gains another Eagle

Only about four percent of Boy Scouts achieve the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Among the general population, it’s less than one percent.w-Hunter-Schreifels-Eagle-Scout

Hunter Schreifels joined an elite group Sunday afternoon at the Boy Scout Honor Court, a ceremony officially making him an Eagle Scout.

A public service project is part of the process getting to Eagle Scout. Hunter’s project was completed this past summer. He expanded the overhang over the concession stand at the Pearl Lake ball park, extending it about 10 feet to be even facing the field. He also put cement under the overhang, and there’s a fresh coat of paint on everything. The overhang project provides a place for fans to get out of the sun or rain.


Hunter Schreifels becomes Eagle Scout

The public is invited to the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Hunter Schreifels 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Holy Cross School in Pearl Lake (Marty). the ceremony is at 1 p.m. followed by an open house. Holy Cross School is located at 10672 County Road 8.


Girl Scout Cookies are here

The Girl Scout Cookie Sale started Saturday, Feb. 8, and will continue until Sunday, March 9. Girl Scouts will be coming to your door with Carmel Delights, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, and your other favorite cookies. A new flavor this year is the Cranberry Citrus Crisp. This is a whole-grain cookie full of tangy cranberry bits and a zesty citrus flavor. As a “pilot” project, one troop in the Kimball area will be selling a gluten-free confection called a Chocolate Chip Shortbread.

Buying Girl Scout Cookies is about more than just handing over money to buy a sweet treat. It’s about each girl getting the experience of running her own cookie business, and working with others. These girls are the “Cookie Professionals”. They range in age from kindergarteners to high school seniors. The Girl Scout Cookie Sale has been helping to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place for more than 95 years. Please support these girls when they ask you to purchase your favorite cookies.

Local adult contact: Eva at (320) 293-6398.

Local SCSU student awarded scholarship

St. Cloud State University senior Tracy Mueller of Watkins was awarded a Philip Halenbeck Scholarship in the amount of $250 each semester for fall 2013 and spring 2014.

Philip Halenbeck scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate students who have displayed a high level of academic achievement, demonstrated financial need and graduated from a Central Minnesota high school.

St. Cloud State University is Minnesota’s second-largest university, with more than 16,000 students and 200 programs of study. Culturally and academically diverse, St. Cloud State prepares graduates for the challenges of working and living in a global community.

St. John’s Prep hosts Discovery Day Feb. 14

Families interested in learning about the innovative curriculum, busing, and other opportunities at St. John’s Prep, are encouraged to attend the upcoming Discovery Day Friday, Feb. 14. Students currently in grades 5-11 are welcome to attend classes, meet the teachers and students, and experience what it’s like to be a part of the
St. John’s Prep community. Parents are also invited to attend information session with administrators of the school.

Guest students arrive before 8 a.m. and are matched with a “host” student for the day. The Middle School (for incoming grades 6-8) Discovery Day ends after lunch at approximately 12:30. For the Upper School (for incoming grades 9-12), Discovery Day guests are invited to spend the entire day in classes.

Registration for Discovery Day is required. Call us today at (320) 363-3321. Because of limited space, we encourage interested families to apply now for the
2014-15 academic year.

Founded in 1857, St. John’s Prep is a Catholic/Benedictine, co-ed, private day and boarding school, providing students of all faiths in grades 6-12, with a college-preparatory curriculum. For more information, visit, or call (320) 363-3321.