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DERBY WINNER. Clearview sixth-grader Christopher Benson built one final Pine Box Derby car, even though he is now too old to compete himself. He crafted this "Crayola(r) Special" in honor of art teacher Kathy Gerdts-Senger, and the Crayola company, which provides art supplies to primary schools. "I knew she'd like it," he said, when asked how he got the idea to build it.

Derby car a work of art

While Clearview sixth-grader Christopher Benson is now too advanced in age to take part in the Pine Box Derby competition that draws millions of Cub Scouts from around the nation, he had an idea

MANY VOICES. Clearview Elementary Teacher Jessica Rodebergread aloud to the students in Mrs. Krebs class last Friday morning. She and other volunteers read the first chapter from The World According to Humphrey, a look at schoolroom life from the perspective of the class hamster, to celebrate the start of "I Love to Read Month" in all Clearview classrooms. See Story on page 2. (Photo by David Hannula)

Reading aloud at Clearview for 'I Love To Read' month

A horde of eager readers descended on Clearview Elementary School in Clear Lake last Friday morning, eager to take part in the opening ceremonies for “I Love to Read Month”.  

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE. Clearview third-grade students took part in an artist-in-residence program this week. Shown, from left, are classroom volunteer Sara Miller, Twin Cities artist Anne McFaul Reid and teacher Julie Nefs, who were helping students draw up plans for the outdoor sculptures they will be making. The residency is sponsored by a grant from COMPAS, a non-profit arts organization in St. Paul.

Students learning from art residency

Clearview third-grade students in Julie Nefs classroom are taking part in a seven-day arts residency with Twin Cities sculptor Anne McFaul Reid.

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DAUNTE BATES is ready to enjoy his lunch.

MONTICELLO PUBLIC WORKS Mike Rogers catching the cockatoo which flew into a window of their building. (Submitted photos).

2014-2015 SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR Junior Royalty are Duke Mike Edlund, Duchess Sophia Gerou, King Justice Haom, Queen Peyton Provost, Prince Tyson Newman and Princess Lilian Lies with the past royalty. (Submitted photo courtesy of Always Platinum Photography).

SMOKEY THE BEAR posed for a picture with Mia and Yazmine Garcia at the Big Lake Public Library. Smokey teaches everyone to prevent wildfires. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Cooper Adcock and Natalie Johnson volunteered to be in charge of selling snacks to weary shoppers at the Sale of Stuff.