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Great Northern Jerk-Off celebrates 20th anniversary with 38 entries
Sharina Adams, left, of Warm The Children, received $1,000 from the Great Northern Jerk-Off. Presenting the donation were, from left, event founder Rich Ruffalo, chairwoman Kathy Johnson and Jen Payne of Club 45 in Conover.                                —STAFF PHOTO

Club 45 in Conover was full to the brim Feb. 15 for the 20th anniversary of the Great Northern Jerk-Off. The event raised $1,000 for Warm The Children.

There were 25 participants who provided 38 jerky entries trying to win the title of the Best Homemade Jerky in the North.

After an hour of judging, the winners of the 20th annual Great Northern Jerk-Off were presented with their awards.

First place, after a tie-breaking revote, went to Cathy Watkins

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:17 PM
Kids Fisheree set March 9

The Conover Lions Club will hold its annual Kids Fisheree Sunday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Denton Lake on Old Highway 45.

Predrilled holes and some fishing equipment will be provided by Northern Waters Angling and Archery.

The event will be for children ages preschool to 14 years old. Preregistration is required.

Registration, food and beverages

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:16 PM
Olympic Day
Land O’ Lakes Elementary School along with the SOAR Charter school recently celebrated the Winter Olympics with a Olympic Day of their own. The event was coordinated by Shelley Peterson. The day began with opening ceremonies. Each class represented a country and participated by walking in to the Olympic fanfare music. Students and staff then had the chance to play adaptations of games such as bobsled, luge, cross-country skiing, giant slalom and speed skating. Above, students in Cindy Spiess’ second- through third-grade class, from left, Monique Boksa, Sabrina Carlson, Michael Williams and Alyssa Imse participated in a “bobsled” event.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:14 PM
LOLA to host youth art exhibit
The fifth annual youth art exhibit will be held at the Land O’ Lakes Area Artisan’s (LOLA) Center Wednesdays through Saturdays, March 8 to 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Above, a Land O’ Lakes  Elementary School student shares with a teacher and fellow students how he created his artwork during the 2013 youth art exhibit at the LOLA Center. The theme that year was “Bugs.”  —Contributed Photo

In recognition of  Youth Art Month (YAM) in March the Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) and Artistree Gallery will host the fifth

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:51 PM
Winning posters from statewide contest on display at elementary school

Winning posters from the 2013 Children’s Mental Health Matters Coalition’s (CMHMC) youth poster contest are currently on display at Land O’ Lakes Elementary School
The CMHMC is a group of parents and professionals dedicated to

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:50 PM

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