The Lincoln High School Choral Department is putting the finishing touches on its first concert of the year. “I See A Star” will be presented to the public Saturday, Dec. 7, and Monday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the LHS auditorium. Featured performers include the select 71-member Concert Choir, the 123-member Bel Canto Choir, the select vocal jazz group “Swingsations,” student soloists including tenor Peter Samuelson, baritone Isaiah Burkel, violinist Brayden Drevlow, and alto Mackenzie Kruta with soprano Sydney Thune. “We have a terrific jazz combo with instrumentalists Aaron Fagerstrom on drums, Brock Drevlow on bass, and Brayden Drevlow on piano,” said Darcy Reese, director. She also said audience members should plan on taking part in the sing-a-long section of the concert where Franklin Middle School and Lincoln High School choir students lead the audience in singing holiday favorites.
During this season of giving, elves are being sought to provide gifts for Christmas for Pennington County. The Christmas for Pennington County trees are at Kmart, Walmart and Arctic Cat. The program, which is coordinated by Wendy Mattson, provides gifts to less fortunate kids. Residents pick an “ornament” off of a tree and then purchase gifts for the listed child. Then they leave the gifts at the store where they were purchased or drop off the gifts at Ace Rental by Monday, Dec. 16. Donations of hats and mittens are also appreciated. Santa will distribute the gifts Thursday, Dec. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Thief River Falls Eagles Club. Last year, the program served 380 kids.
Heart O’ Lakes Conference North high school football awards were presented during the Thief River Falls team banquet. Prowlers named all-conference included, front row from left, Ryan Houske, Tyran Jones and Ian Lund. Honorable mention all-conference status went to, back row from left, Jacob Joppru, Brody Poe, Zeb Nelson and Dominic Kruse. Not pictured: Alex Finseth, all-conference. (Submitted)
Finishing touches were added to Thief River Falls’ 2013 high school football season at the Prowlers’ Nov. 25 team banquet. In addition to recaping a 7-3 campaign that took his team to the Section 8AAAA playoff finals, head coach Aric Attig said farewell to his seniors, thanked those who contributed to the program’s success and introduced players who received post-season Heart O’ Lakes Conference recognition. Four Thief River Falls seniors were named to the HOL North all-conference team: fullback-linebacker Ian Lund, running back-linebacker Alex Finseth, tight end-defensive end Tyran Jones and offensive tackle-defensive tackle Ryan Houske. All-conference honorable mention status went to the Thief River Falls juniors Jacob Joppru, Brody Poe, Zeb Nelson and Dominic Kruse.
As the numbers go down on the thermometer, the number of people served at the Thief River Falls Area Food Shelf increases. Kiki Anderson, executive director, said the food shelf has seen an increase of about 40 new households this month. She expected that the number of people served by the food shelf will increase again in February. At that time, some individuals will see decreases in their benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP was formerly known as food stamps. About 550 families have been served by the food shelf so far this year. About 130 households were served at the latest distribution Thursday, Nov. 21. Anderson said these numbers are in line with the estimates of people coping with food insecurity in Pennington County.
Mark Aune has been adding to his collection of John Deere farm tractors and construction equipment for the past 20 years. For the past five years, Aune has been hosting a December toy show that features exhibitors and dealers from several states. This year’s show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in the Imperial Room.
The Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls will be the site of an annual toy show on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8. The show was created by Mark Aune, Thief River Falls, who began organizing a toy show after long-time toy collectors Colleen and Russ Anderson of Grafton decided to quit hosting their show seven years ago. This is the fifth consecutive year that Aune has hosted a toy show in Thief River Falls. “I have a lot of pretty dedicated vendors that come out each year,” Aune said, adding that some are local and some travel quite a bit to participate in the show.
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