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Glenburn students spend 15 days exploring the East Coast

After a school year full of fundraising and planning, 24 Glenburn High School students, two bus drivers, and six chaperones left Glenburn on Thursday, June 12th for a fifteen day East Coast exploration of several historical and cultural sites. The first day’s drive ended in Cedar Falls, IA, in preparation for the next day’s arrival at the Field of Dreams. The group then traveled to Springfield, IL, to see Lincoln’s home, office, and tomb.

On day three, the group drove from Columbus, IN, to Louisville, KY, where they visited the Louisville Cardinals football stadium, drove past Churchill Downs, and explored the Mammoth Caves. Virginia Beach was the highlight of the fourth day, where most of the students experienced their first visit to an ocean.

A tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon (sponsored by the John Gunning family) started day five. That afternoon began the group’s three day stay in Washington, DC, where they toured numerous historical monuments. Day six started with a tour of the Capitol, Senator Hoeven’s Office, Congress, and the Supreme Court, watching the Senate in action, lunch at Union Station, a visit to the Holocaust Museum, and ended with a night tour of the White House, Iwo Jima, and other memorials. Ford’s Theatre, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum (sponsored by the James Dufner family), the National History, and the Air and Space Museum were on the agenda for day seven. A Washington Nationals baseball game (sponsored by GCDC and the Fossils) ended the final full day in Washington, DC.

As the bus left the DC area on day eight, a solemn visit was made to the Arlington Cemetery, where the group observed a program honoring visiting dignitaries from Pakistan and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The final district stop was to purchase cupcakes from the famous DC Cupcakes! Travel continued on to Pennsylvania for a Gettysburg tour (sponsored by Coach Payne), along with a pioneer program at the Gettysburg Museum (sponsored by Jean and Ed Heit).

A morning drive through scenic Amish country with a stop-and-shop visit at a market area started day nine. Then it was on to New York City! A ride on the ferry took the group to Manhattan to see the Wall Street Bull, Times Square, and many other sights. The Glenburn Booster Club sponsored that evening’s dinner at Bubba Gumps, and then it was on to see the spectacular performance of the Broadway Show, “Wicked”. A late night ferry ride was taken back to Staten Island for a three hour sleep at the hotel and then back on the ferry for an early morning visit to the Today Show at the Rockefeller Center. Many in the group were televised, so the lack of sleep was worth it!

Day ten continued with a walk ... (to read this article and many more, see this week's issue of RCF.)

Madeline Solemsaas and Madison Southam attend Washington Leadership Conference

Madeline Solemsaas, center, daughter of Guy and Wendy Solemsaas, and Madison Southam, left, daughter of Jim and Lana Southam, along with their FFA Advisor, Travis Frittel, right, spent from Monday, June 23rd through Friday, June 27th in Washington, DC for the Washington Leadership Conference, which was hosted by the National FFA. During this trip, they got to tour many of the monuments, museums, and got to meet Senator Hoeven.

While in DC, they built upon their leadership skills and gained knowledge about the problems in the world. They made living to serve plans on how they can use their skills to help the people around the world and in their community.

Paulette (Undlin) Swartz wins title
at 2014 USBC Senior Championship

The 2014 USBC Senior Championship was held Reno, NV. All competitors bowled six qualifying games over two days, after which the field in each category was cut to the top six bowlers, who returned to the NBS on Wednesday evening for the medal round. All pinfall carried over, and winners were determined by their nine-game totals, which included handicap.
In the 65 to 69 classification of the Women's Division, Paulette Swartz of Grand Forks, and formerly of Lansford, turned her fourth Senior Championships appearance into her most memorable, as she captured her first title at the event.
The 70-year-old right-hander, who qualified for the 2014 event while she was 69 years old, finished second in Division C in 2008 and entered Wednesday's medal round at the top of the standings.
The momentum carried into her final three games, and she finished with a nine-game scratch total of 1,576. She received 63 pins of handicap per game and topped the field with 2,143.
“It was a great feeling winning first place at a national tournament,” stated Paulette.
The 2014 Senior Championships is a national event for bowlers who qualified through their state's senior tournament. This year's event featured more than 400 participants from across the United States and Canada vying for a share of a prize fund of more than $40,000.

LHS Class of 1973 Holds 41st reunion June 28th

The Lansford High School Class of 1973 held their 41st reunion on Saturday, June 28th.
Those present for the evening enjoyed supper at the Prairie Bistro, located in rural Mohall.
Those attending and pictured above, left to right, are: Janet Abernathey Schelling, Duane Abernathey, Marcy Sagsveen Richey, Debbie Parrow Blowers, Connie Gillstrap Petersen, Blake Carlson, and Brenda Milkey Densy.

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