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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”.  

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NIGHT TO UNITE COLORING CONTEST WINNERS are Tayden Zimmerman, Alexis Roehlke and Tyler Huver. Chief Joel Scharf presented the artists with their prizes Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FINDING OLD FRIENDS were Makenzie Reiter and Alyssa Rezac at Wednesday’s middle school open house.

JONI PAWELK AND DOROTHY LINDQUIST from CentraCare Monticello brought some fun facts about sweet corn to the Big Lake Farmers Market. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

Former Big Lake Ambassador Emily Hansen and Junior Ambassadors Kaitlyn Smith and Lauryn Yanta introduced current Ambassadors Kailyn Johnson, Hailey Lahr and Samantha Moench as well as Junior Ambassadors Raina White and Madisen Fritel to the City Council on Wednesday night. Not pictured are former BL Ambassadors Autumn Clyde and Maddy Zinken.