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Powers Lake coronation took place Thursday, Sept. 17. Tristen Slemin and Kylie Gunderson were crowned King & Queen (middle).

Daniel Bolen was named Mr. Football and Kinzi Grubb took Miss Volleyball honors.  More

Tanner Driscoll and Morgan Raap
named MLS Homecoming King and Queen

MLS Homecoming Royal Court, left to right: Prince Trey Holsten, Prince Zach Urfer, Prince Jesse Mott, King Tanner Driscoll, Queen Morgan Raap, Princess Riley Guenthner, Princess Delaine Hanson, and Princess Allison Voigt.

Homecoming Week at Mohall Lansford Sherwood (MLS) wrapped up last week. MLS student body selected their candidates for the Royal Court the week before and the Homecoming Coronation was held on Wednesday, September 23rd. Selected by the student body to reign as the 2015 MLS Homecoming King and Queen were Queen Morgan Raap and King Tanner Driscoll. Other members of the senior class chosen to represent the Royal Court were: Princess Delaine Hanson, Princess Riley Guenthner, Princess Allison Voigt, Prince Trey Holsten, Prince Jesse Mott, and Prince Zach Urfer. During the Coronation program the candidates participated in the game show - Hungry Hungry Hippos. Coronation MC’s were Kylie McLain and Tanner Lembke. Crown bearers were Sally Rogers and Eli Undlin, with Reyden Beck as the Messenger. Crowning this year’s Homecoming King and Queen were Lorea Watson and Cale Peterson, faculty members at MLS.

Each day of the week was designated as a special day. Monday, September 21st was Opposite Day; Tuesday, September 22nd was Ohona Day; Wednesday, September 23rd was PJ Day; Thursday, September 24th was Murica Day; and Friday, September 25th was Spirit Day. The theme chosen for this year’s Homecoming was Young and Crazy.

The Homecoming Parade was held on Friday afternoon, September 25th. There were over 40 entries in this year’s parade. The school-related floats were judged and the winners were announced at half-time of the Homecoming Football game. Winning the top three prizes were: 1st place ($50) - Sophomore class with their float entitled “Sailing To A Maverick Victory”; 2nd place ($25) was won by the 7th Grade class with their float “We Arggg Going To Win”; and 3rd place ($10) went to the Junior class with their float “Send the Pirates Packing”.

The MLS - Mohall Student Council was in charge of organizing the Homecoming activities and they expressed their appreciation to all those who supported or participated in the events.

Tuesday, September 22nd, the MLS Volleyball team hosted Lewis and Clark/Berthold and were defeated by the Bombers 3 sets to 1. On Thursday, September 24th, MLS Volleyball team held their Homecoming match against the Glenburn Panthers. MLS picked up the win, beating the Panthers 3 sets to 2. The Homecoming football game was played on Friday, September 25th against the Tioga Pirates. It was a victorious Homecoming for the Mavericks, as they won that Region 6 nine-man contest by a score of 28 to 7.

Following the football game, the Homecoming Dance was held to end the week’s events.


Opdahl Grocery, Kjelshus Take Top Prize in Chili Cook-off
By Ginny Heth
There was a ‘hot time in the old town’ on Saturday as Westhope Community Club hosted the First Annual Chili Cook-off!
May 10th was chosen as Community Day for Westhope with city-wide rummage sales happening throughout the day as well as the annual Presbyterian Women’s fund raiser serving sloppy joes, pie and coffee. They also had basket- and purse-mania, a silent auction type activity that is fun for all. Included this year in the day’s activities was the Trini Tree Frogs Youth Group detailing the insides of cars. They had a great turn-out for their fund raiser, even having to turn away a couple of cars that arrived after their time was up. Maybe they will have to plan another day of car cleaning since people were so happy to have someone to take on that task for them!
Meanwhile, all around town people’s homes were beginning to smell a lot like a Mexican restaurant as pots of chili were started in anticipation for the Chili Cook-off. Around 3:00 p.m., the Gateway Community Room began buzzing with activity as the ten contestants brought their chili in for tasting......some contestants even brought their own Mexican ambience including table cloths, decorations (even some hung on the wall!) and music!!
Ten entirely different pots of chili were there for the tasting when it began at 4:30 p.m. coming from Westhope Farmers Union (Kevin Schroeder, cook); Westhope Fire Department (Ryan Ellsworth, cook); Double EE Service (Ben Cartwright, cook); John Gruenberg, M&D Pizza (Heather Lee, cook); Presbyterian Children (Lola & Randy Kimpland); Rachel Gruenberg; Kim & Lance Kjelshus; Opdahl’s Grocery (Barb Opdahl, cook); and Westhope Ambulance (UB & Sylvia Schlieper, cooks). There were white chilis, red chilis, and no bean chilis. Some were quite spicy and some were just flavorful, with out the bite! Many contestants included ‘add-ins’ such as sour cream, onions, chips, crackers and cheese to make their offering more enticing. Community Club provided corn bread to make sure everyone had a way to ‘cut the heat’ between bowls of chili, coffee & water with the water being the most popular thing!
In all, nearly 100 people voted and there was a tie for first place! Opdahl’s Grocery and Kim & Lance Kjelshus are the proud winners, sharing a traveling trophy for the year and prize money. Coming in a close third (only one vote separated the three chilis!) was Westhope Ambulance with UB’s Road Kill Chili, who took home a small cash prize as well.
Plans are already in the works for the 2nd Annual Westhope Community Day Chili Cook-off, so get those recipes tweeked, plan on a few decorations for your table (Opdahl’s & the Kjelshus’ both had very nicely decorated tables -- whether that had anything to do with the winning or not.....) and take a chance at bragging rights for next year!!


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