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By Lyann Olson

Robert Anderson is very happy to be back in the county, teaching third grade at Powers Lake.
Anderson attended Bowbells School from kindergarten through grade 12 graduating in 2004.

He attended Mayville State University, taught in Kulm 2010-13, and most recently in Parshall for the 2013-14 school term.

I lived in Burke County most of my life, and wanted to move back to my home district, stated Anderson.
Anderson is the son of Lee and Peggy Anderson and has a younger sister, Liz.

I want to be as big an influence on my students as they are on me, said Anderson.

Flamingo Season Hits Powers Lake
Flocking flamingo season has begun. These pesky but very lovable pink birds are roosting on lawns in Powers Lake.
These flamingos land at night and are on the yards for 24 hours. One way to avoid these flocks from landing on your lawn is to flock your neighbors yard. For $10, you may designate a specific place for these birds to land. You may flock as many neighbors as you wish.

Beware that your neighbors have received this announcement as well so be the first to deter these birds. This flocking season wont last long so be the first to flock a neighbor.
This entire flamingo flocking is brought to you by the junior class at Powers Lake High School. This is a fundraising event for the 2015 junior prom.

If you wish to flock a neighbor, please contact a member of the junior class, email your request to or call 464-5878.

You may buy a no flocking insurance policy for $20. This insures your lawn will not be flocked for one week.

Thank you for participating and donating to the junior class prom fundraiser.

Ranchers Experience
to Push to the Top
The Powers Lake Ranchers are looking forward to an exciting season. Despite being a young team, the Ranchers will bring a solid foundation of experience to the court with six returning starters, juniors-Kinzi Grubb (libero) and Kylie Gunderson (middle hitter); sophomores-Brianna Honrud (outside hitter) and Delaney Clark (outside hitter); and freshmen-Sadie Maruskie (setter) and Sydney Titus (middle hitter).

Mona Christenson returns for her 12th season as head coach with Ranchers. She will be assisted by Kayla Jensen.

We are young and working hard to be more consistent in our game skills, said Coach Christenson. We look to contend for a regional spot at the end of the season.
The team has good chemistry according to Coach Christenson and a desire to improve.

The Ranchers are working on playing with confidence and getting their bench experience for more depth.

Rounding out the Powers Lake varsity roster are sophomores, Allison Grote and Grace Hove; and freshmen, Jessica Rosencrans and Keilani Rystedt.

The JV roster includes: Rystedt, Rosencrans, Grote, Hove; and junior, Vanessa Aguirre; sophomore, Macey McGehee; freshman, Harley Eckert; and eighth graders, Kaylee Bolen, Hanna Grubb and Mikayla Avery.


Sept. 13-Watford City Tournament; Sept. 18-at Ray; Sept. 23 at Trenton; Sept. 25-Home vs. Stanley;
Sept. 30-Home vs. Tioga; Oct. 2 at Kenmare; Oct. 7-Home vs. Trinity Christian;
Oct. 9-Home vs. Burke County; Oct. 11-NW Conference at Glenburn; Oct. 14 at Garrison/Max;
Oct. 21-Home vs. Parshall High School; Oct. 23 at Tioga; Oct 27-at New Town; Oct 30-Home vs. Trenton.

Outdoor Tales


Everyone at some point in their life has to make a life changing altering decision. Some of these include what college to attend (or drop out of), sometimes who to marry, or of course, whether to change careers.

Last time we visited I had a couple surprises but it was just too early to reveal them. Now however the time has come to let you in on the secret.

Last week, I turned in my notice to WDAZ Television to leave after nearly 16 years. The time had come to make a change.

I was very excited to turn in my resignation but apprehensive to leave behind my friends/co-workers. So with that a new beginning is in progress.
Im sure you are asking, what are you going to do?

Well, number one I am taking a stab at the fishing game. The guiding business is spectacular this year and getting busier by the day. Just that in itself will be a full time job over the next couple months.

I am also in negotiations with two potentially huge sponsors. I am very lucky that over the past seven years the catfish business has grown as much as it has and is working out so well.

Once that slows down I have about four years of house projects that have been ignored and need attention before winter. Not the most glamorous thing I can think to do but needs to get done and out of the way so it can be ignored for another three or four years.

I also have two other business plans I want to pursue down the way.

One is an outdoor TV show and the other is an advertising and consulting firm specializing in small business and social media.

This firm is already set up legally and visiting with potential clients so that one will be in action by early 2015 Im sure. (So if you need advertising services or social media management; call me.)

And now the other big one.

I am probably jumping the gun on this a bit but telling you all will be the fire I need to finish the project.

Over the past ten years I have been lucky enough to share my thoughts and feelings of fishing and the outdoors with you. You have been watching Braden grow up in the outdoors with me over the last four years.

I have gone through the ten years of columns from the Burke County Tribune and picked out my favorite ones and have started to re-edit them and add some commentary on thoughts of the time.

These stories are being compiled into a book which appears will be titled, We Dont Flush the Grass.
It will be a look at growing up and thoughts from the outdoors from my perspective.

Some stories will be serious, some will be funny, and others will just be random thoughts.

The plan is to have it ready for release by November 1 so it is available for Christmas. I will let you all know for sure.

So with that you are all up to speed on the life and times of Brad. I will be out on the water, in the yard, or looking at a computer screen over the next couple months.

Hopefully there will be time to make a memory or two along the way.

Until next time get outside and make some memories.


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