Results reflecting this past 2011-12 school year for Title I schools across the state were released Thursday, designating Garfield and Lowell Elementary Schools in the top 25 percent, or as Celebration Eligible.
There were energy drinks, hot dogs and water bottles in nearly every hand to accompany the smiles on all the faces; the biggest smile, on Lakes Area BMX's track director, Justin Barnhart, after seeing this year's goal finally complete.
As summer nears its end and the nights become a bit cold to enjoy a boat ride out on the lake, I had the privilege of one last venture, hopping aboard the Breezy Belle for a spin around Pelican Lake last Wednesday.
Rojo came up behind 14-year-old Hannah Welch, nuzzling the side of Welch's face as Welch spoke affectionately about where Rojo was just a mere three months ago to the calm and rideable state he is in now.
When Al Cibuzar noticed heat rising around his septic system amongst the 20-below Minnesota winter in the mid-1990s, the wheels in his mind started clicking toward the possibilities of what it could provide.