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On behalf of the MAHS Student Council, I would like to thank our community for coming out and supporting our events. You have been very generous which in turn allows us to continue that generosity.

This fall the council worked with the FFA to put on the Flying Pancake Feed. The proceeds were used to purchase items to be boxed and sent to the local troops serving overseas. People donated money and items toward that cause. We were able to send over 60 full boxes. It could not have been done without your support.

Recently we held a shoe drive. The shoes would go to Haiti via the organization Soles 4 Souls. The council challenged Minnewaska to a competition. Minnewaska would claim the trophy but that was not without a solid effort by the kids and our community. We were able to accumulate over 500 pair of shoes and with the help of Minnewaska over 1,000 pair of shoes were collected. Now the shoes need to be taken to the organization's warehouse in Sheldon, Iowa and that effort will be complete. The kids were also able to raise $400 to be sent to Haiti.

On Monday, March 8, the council sponsored the Mr. Tiger Mangeant. The candidates did some fundraising and collecting from local businesses and were able to raise over $4,500 for the Stevens County Food Shelf. Thrivent Financial would give $500 of that money.

In each of these events the kids had fun. They promoted school spirit as well as community spirit. We are so blessed. Although we may forget from time to time, we have incredible kids! They are yours and you should be proud of them. You should be equally proud of yourselves for supporting them in their efforts to reach out to the world locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. I can tell you unequivocally that we all learn so much through these experiences. Again, thank you for your generosity and your kindness of spirit. I am proud to live here and teach your children.

Peg Rinkenberger


Heard this before?

This is in regards to the Stevens County Board of Commissioners and a story in the March 6 Sun Tribune ("AMC action stirs anger in county officials").

Wow! What a statement by our county commissioners. Oh, wait, here's another: Our county commissioners were upset because the (Association of Minnesota Counties) did not run it by its constituency first.

Hmmm. Where have we heard that before?

I remember: It was when the new courthouse came to a vote and was turned down by the constituency.

But what happened? Our county commissioners decided it was up to them to decide the taxpayer's fate. Not the constituency.

Is there a double standard here?

I am no politician but I can read the news and I can smell B.S.

Constituency: Somebody living in an electoral district, especially somebody entitled to vote.

Skip Hesse