January 2022

Gerald Olson

Gerald Ray Olson, age 70, of Granite Falls passed away at the Clarkfield Care Center on Friday, January 28, 2022, with family by his side. Funeral Services will be held…

MMS students volunteer to help keep school tidy

Last week, when MMS Principal Shawn Huntley was notified by the buildings and grounds supervisor that two of the school's three custodians were out for medical reasons, Huntley decided to send an email out to staff to let them know to have grace and that some things may not get done. In response to that email, Sixth Grade Science Teacher Jill Arnold decided to make a request to the students in Study Halls, visiting the classrooms to ask if any of those sixth and seventhperiod students would be willing to volunteer to help get the work done.

Thunder Hawks Knowledge Bowl teams place at competition

The Montevideo Knowledge Bowl team recently scored big in competition at Dawson-Boyd. The Varsity team placed 3rd, while the Junior Varsity teams placed 1st and 3rd place. On Saturday, the team traveled to compete again at Lac qui Parle Valley, taking 1st & 4th place for Junior High, and 3rd & 5th place for Varsity. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Thunder Hawks Court-side Sports Column

It’s easy to root for Montevideo boy’s basketball tri-captain Kaden Boike, on and off the court. The ultra-elite three-sport athlete, a senior and natural leader is highly respected by his peers and coaches.

Gold Dusters dance teams entertain crowds at free admission week

Last week, the Montevideo High School hosted free admissions to all home sports events, with packed crowds at both the boys' and girls' home basketball games. During the half-time shows of both basketball games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, the Gold Dusters dance team showed off their skills to the home crowds.

Team United defeats Wabasso, falls to Marshall

Team UNITED defeated Wabasso at the BOLD Triangular last Tuesday evening. Scoring was as follows: United 62 vs Wabasso 12 106: Kaysen Harms, W, pinned Grayson Olson, 1:45 113: Daniel Gunlogson, U, tech fall Ashton Weidemann, 15-0 (5:25) 120: Zander Clausen, U, won by forfeit 126: Ethan Moravetz, U, dec Mikale Goblirsch, 6-1 132: Tyler Schickedanz, U, pinned Gavin Marotzke, 0:36 138: Chance Fischer, W, pinned Adrian Norman, 5:17 145: Mason Pederson, U, pinned Garret Marotzke, 4:40 152: Noah Meyer, U,dec Mason Kampsen, 4-0 160: Avery Wittnebel, U, pinned Chase Irlbeck, 4:33 170: Holt Larson, U, won by forfeit 182: Landon Olson, U, won by forfeit 195: Parker Bothun, U, dec Sam Welch, 9-3 220: Zach DeBeer, U, won by forfeit 285: Keaton Haas, U, won by forfeit Team UNITED hit the mats again on Thursday evening, falling to Section 3AA rival Marshall.

Thunder Hawk boys defeat Benson 65-39

Tuesday evening, the Thunder Hawk boys defeated Benson 6-39 in a home game. Leaders in that game included Kaden Boike, scoring 18 points including four three-pointers, and six rebounds. Hunter Strand added another 11 points with three assists to the team total. Complete scoring from that game follows:

Thunder Hawk girls ranked 7th in Minnesota Class 2A

New London-Spicer and Sauk Centre are signature early-season wins for the once-beaten Montevideo girl’s basketball team, coach Anthony Jackson told the Montevideo American-News recently. “We came into the season thinking that we could compete against those two high-quality teams,” said Jackson.

Prairie Notebook

“Gardening” per se, doesn’t stop during our Minnesota winter, at least not some of the preparation work that prefaces planting seeds in the ground come spring. One such cold-weather gardening task for green-thumbers is creating/maintaining compost.