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Spring Concert at the Roseau Elementary
Helen Lunos directed the fourth graders and Bonnie Wensloff directed the fifth and sixth grade as they performed on Thursday, May 14th at the Roseau School Theater. The performances were celebrations of American legends such as Casey Jones, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Calamity Jane. Though Lunos and Wensloff are music instructors, the performances were more in the nature of musicals rather than simple choir concerts.
Lunos played the keyboard and directed the fourth graders through a musical drama about a group of students that worked to save an old steam locomotive from the scrap yard and straighten out their town government officials. The legend in this case was the legend of Casey Jones and old steam locomotive Number Nine. The well done drama included a nice solo number from Eric Swanson.
After the fourth graders saved the locomotive and cleaned up the town government, Wensloff brought out the fifth graders to perform a dance number and recite the legend of Davy Crockett among other things.
Wensloff used pre-recorded music as she directed the students. After the fifth graders finished, the sixth graders came onstage and performed ballads about Johnny Appleseed and Pecos Bill and his love for Slewfoot Sue. Alyssa Crowe then cavorted around the stage, singing the story of Calamity Jane. Next came a recitation of the legend of John Henry and the group finished up with the northern hero, Paul Bunyan. This ballad featured a group of sixth grade lumberjacks dancing to a song about love for pancakes.
The teachers and students are to be commended for a fine 2009 Spring Choir Performance.
by Rob Crowe
never had much experience with raising tulips so it’s been
interesting watching the little patch of tulips by the door of the
house. I noticed that they were ready to bloom and was anxiously
waiting for the event, but then came the snow. As can be seen in the
picture, they pretty much keeled over so I figured they were done for. Not
so, I found out. With warmer weather, the flowers raised themselves up
off the ground and started opening and looking pretty good. A day or so
later came another frost and the flowers again laid on the ground.
I’ve also started working up the garden plot. Trapper’s 4020 is hooked up to the bale shredder and unavailable so I had to get out the little Cenex tiller and churn up the soil. It looked pretty good, until the snow. Not much use in planting in the ice, so that will wait for the sun to take control. We’ve been picking up seeds over the last several weeks and Alyssa is shelling out some of last years beans to experiment with. We also have a well filled out ear of multi-colored Indian corn we’ll plant along with some new corn. I extended the boundaries of the garden since we all had so much fun with it last year. By the way, if you need some potatoes, contact Ms Toyota, she’s trying to clean out her potato cellar.
I figure that summer is coming every year when I see the cowslips blooming and last week I finally saw some in the ditch on a road south of Roseau. Warmer days will be here within days, count on it.
Trapper bought a solenoid for the Michigan loader last week and I installed it so it now starts with a simple push of a button. Ms Toyota is champing at the bit to get it stuck in the cow lot so will keep you posted on her success.
Trapper has started his annual trekking to Whitefish Bay in search of monster trout. Will keep you posted as to his success.
Hopefully, we’ll see the army of tractors and seeders hit the fields this week.
Another week in the Great North, see you next week!
Old Iron that’s seen better days...
Warroad Lost River Sportsmen Complex Event
The .22 silhouette shoot consists of 10 shots each at chicken, pig, turkey and ram steel silhouettes from 25, 50, 75 and 100 yards, respectively. Each group of 5 silhouettes is shot from 4 positions – standing, kneeling, sitting and prone.
The game trail consists of 12 small animal targets situated in the brush and trees along a walking trail. The hunter walks with a guide and has to spot and shoot the targets safely. The key is safety so watch out for Elmer Fudd!
All you’ll need to participate in the .22 events is a .22 rimfire rifle, a couple of boxes of shells, ear protection & eye protection. Plenty of help is available for beginners and safety is stressed. You can borrow a .22 if you don’t have one. Shells will be available for sale at the range. To cover costs, there is a $5.00 fee for members and a $7.00 fee for nonmembers for the silhouette shoot and a $2.00 member fee and a $4.00 nonmember fee for the game trail. Come out and have fun!
To facilitate setup and safety, the range will be closed to open shooting after 11:00 am on Saturday, May 23rd.
Minnesota State True Team
Section 8 A - Track & Field Championship
International Falls, Minnesota - 5/6/2009
Male Team Scores
1 Roseau Roseau 511.5
2 West Marshall* 475
3 International Falls 451.5
4 Warroad 349.5
5 Deer River/Northland War Eagle 298.5
6 Lake of the Woods/Rainy River* 293 7 Bgmr/Freeze 162 8 Northome-Blackduck 155 9 Bigfork 141
Female Team Scores
1 Warroad 443.5 2 International Falls 440.5 3 Roseau Roseau 438 4 West Marshall* 434 5 Deer River/Northland War Eagle 278.5 6 Lake of the Woods/Rainy River* 229 7 Bgmr/Freeze 207 .5 8 Bigfork 193 9 Northome-Blackduck Bulldogs* 172
Lion’s West Marshall Invitational
May 8, 2009
Girl’s Scoring Summary
1 Crookston 159
2 East Grand Forks 128
3 Roseau 88
4 Warroad 82
5 West Marshall 57
6 BGMR/Freeze 34
7 Red Lake County 33
8 Lake of the Woods 17
9 Grygla-Gatzke 3
10 Clearbrook-Gonvick 3
11 Climax-Fisher/SH 0
Boy’s Scoring Summary
1 Roseau 222
2 West Marshall 139
3 East Grand Forks 59
4 Warroad 47
5 Crookston 39
Lake of the Woods 31
7 Clearbrook-Gonvick 29
8 Red Lake County 17
9 BGMR/Freeze 17
10 Grygla-Gatzke 7
11 Climax-Fisher/SH 2
Roseau Lion's/AJ Kramer Meet - 5/11/2009
Women - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored
1) Warroad 172
2) Roseau 159
3) BGMR Freeze* 10
4) Lake of the Woods/Rainy River 80
5) Thief River Falls 75.50
6) West Marshall* 62.50
7) Grygla-Gatzke 13
Men - Team Rankings - 18 Events Scored
1) Roseau 242
2) West Marshall* 160
3) Thief River Falls 82
4) Warroad 78
5) Lake of the Woods/Rainy River 61
6) BGMR Freeze* 35
7) Grygla-Gatzke 9
Area High School Box Scores
5/8/2009 Warroad 7 BGMR 9
5/9/2009 Roseau 12 Warroad 11
5/9/2009 Roseau 20 BGMR 2
5/9/2009 Warroad 11 KC-L 0
5/11/2009 Warroad 4 Bemidji 3
5/11/2009 Warroad 3 Bemidji 5
5/12/2009 Warroad 2 Crookston 7
5/16/2009 Roseau 3 BGMR 2
5/9/2009 Roseau 10 St Paul Academy-Summit 4
5/9/2009 Roseau 3 Jordan 12
5/9/2009 Warroad 3 Northern Freeze 7
5/9/2009 Warroad 8 Red Lake Falls 9
5/9/2009 Warroad 11 EGF 1
5/11/2009 Warroad 4 Red Lake Falls 3
5/12/2009 Warroad 4 EGF 3
5/12/2009 Warroad 4 Sacred Heart 7
5/14/2009 Warroad 7 Littlefork-Big Falls 5
5/14/2009 Roseau 1 BGMR 4
Greenbush Race Park Schedule
May 9, 2009 Test & Tune (Weather Permitting)
May 16, 2009 Season Opener Shootout (All Classes)
May 23, 2009 Ed's North Country Meats Pure Stock Special (No 4)
May 30, 2009 Races Plus King of the Ring Full Size Car Demo(No S)
June 13, 2009 Central Boiler NLRA Late Model Special ( No M,4)
June 27, 2009 Budweiser NOSA Outlaw Sprint Special (No M)
July 5, 2009 Rain Date 3:00PM
July 11, 2009 Agassiz Insurance Midseason Championships(All Classes)
July 18, 2009 Wikstrom's Baker Cup Modified Special (No 4)
July 25, 2009 Border State Bank NOSA Outlaw Sprint Special (No MM)
August 1, 2009 Life Care Medical Center Regular Race (No PS)
August 15, 2009 Races Plus King of The Ring Car Demo(No 4, MS)
August 29, 2009 Regular Races (All Classes)
September 5, 2009 Midwest Modified Special $500 to win $100 to start(All Classes)
September 6, 2009 Track Championships Plus Powder Puffs & Mechanic Races(All Classes)
September 7, 2009 Rain Date 3:00PM
April Weather in May
The fact that weather controls much of our outdoor activities was underscored by what one didn’t see this past week. As seen in the picture, the fields were empty and on the Saturday fishing opener, snowy conditiones ensured that the anglers weren’t out en-masse, at least at the Point in Warroad where a total of four boat trailers were seen in the parking lot in the afternoon where one would expect many more. Reports were that ice could still be seen on some sections of the Lake of the Woods. One fishing boat stationed itself just off the shore in front of the Trading Post. On the positive side, one angler reported that walleye were in abundance on the Baudette end. Touring the countryside, one sees that some cornfields still haven’t been harvested. Close inspection reveals that the kernels are dropping off the ears so the yield will not be high. Evidently the deer are feeding well so all is not lost. April weather in May is not welcome, but what can a body do except wait?
Picture of the Week
Odd sight, but where in the Southwest Angle can one see a dragline boom sticking out of the water of a pond?
Last Week's picture was taken of the corner of the Pizza Ranch in Roseau. Like me, you may have looked at the building many times and never seen the skull and horse collar.