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Boys Win 5th League Title

Trout Lake News for May 26

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

sandiray@gorge.net

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

bonnier@gorge.net

Laurie West, 395-9330

aussie@hopdownunder.com

I report, without prejudice, that instead of doing my reportorial duty today I went outside to do battle with the grass and weeds that are certainly enjoying this weather (I had help available and had to take advantage of that) and later in the day I somehow ended up visiting with friends, something there has been way too little time for recently.

So, a shorthand column is what you get. Maybe it's all you have time for in-between doing battle with the weeds at your place.

I hope you all got excited reading The Enterprise report of the league track meet. The boys' team won its third consecutive league title, and their fifth league title in six years, against some stiff competition. Dale Dick set a meet record in the 400 meter and the boys together won five of the 17 events. On the girls' side, Kindra Van Laar, Stephanie Anderson, and Megan Doolin put Trout Lake on the boards. Good job everyone.

The DI team presents its problem (the one you saw at the school on May 23, right?) on Friday, in Tennessee, at 9:48 a.m., so if you are out of bed early that day, send some hopeful thoughts eastward. Their second competition event is Saturday at 10:45 a.m. Excitement is running high, and we certainly hope that the team will turn in a performance it can be proud of, win or no.

A previous column mentioned that the grange would like to find volunteers to form a cemetery committee. The grange has managed the cemetery for many years under the direction of Bettina McCuiston and more recently Steve Koenig. The grange feels, however, that it is time to take an organized look at on-going and future cemetery operations, starting with fundamental issues such as ownership and legal description, moving right through to issues about who has operating responsibility, and on to routine issues like annual clean-up. We've all taken for granted the work that our often unsung community stalwarts have done in this area. It now appears to be time for a changing of the guard, so if you feel like assuming the mantle, call Betty Schmid or come to the next community council meeting and make yourself known.

Great news -- the school has revived the May project idea, which had a brief and memorable run what, 10 years ago? May projects bring students from different grades together to explore one topic in depth over a two-week period, using tools of various disciplines and perspectives. Grades 1-4 work together, and grades 5-12 form the second tier, although this year the seniors are all focusing on senior projects instead. Staff and volunteers proposed several topics, and students chose the topic they wanted to work on. Topics this year include geology, Japanese and Middle Eastern culture, Hispanic culture, and a challenge and orienteering course. In the geology course, as an example, the approximately 35 students are studying geologic science, natural history, and poetry. Final presentations will be made by the students in early June, and all are invited to this event.

Good weather will be here soon, but rain or shine, Saturday May 28 is the date of the first summer barn dance at Trailhead B&B with the Connolly Brothers playing from 7-11 p.m.

Pat Arnold, newswriter.

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