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.
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)
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.
WATERSHED EVENT. Sherburne SWCD Watershed Coordinator Tiffany
Determan will host the third-annual Mississippi Watershed Event Thursday,
April 24 from 4-7 p.m. in the Monticello Community Center at 505 Walnut St.
SWCD staff and experts from state and federal agencies will be on hand to
discuss lake and stream renovation projects, and refreshments will be
served. (David Hannula photo.)
PAPER TRAIL. Newspapers, tax records, plat books and dozens of
other books and printed items in the collection at the Sherburne History
Center were highlighted during the "Day at the Museum" tour at the facility
last Saturday. One day, the newspapers shown here and many others will be
available on a computer screen, SHC officials said, making family historical
research a much more convenient process. (David Hannula photo.)
OUTSTANDING FORESTRY AWARD. Sherburne SWCD Conservationist Gina Hugo received this Minnesota Community Forestry Award in March for her work in five urban communities in the previous year. (David Hannula photos.)