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School Closure Announcement 5/13/22

Due to power outage at the elementary Preschool-12 will be closing at 10am

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Springtime Photo Contest

Harvest Bank is hosting a Springtime Photo Contest. The last day for submissions is May 1st!

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Atwater Festival Days Clothing Orders

Atwater Festival Days clothing store is now open.

Check it out!! ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿ‘š๐ŸŽ†

All orders are due by May 12.

Atwater Festival Days – Rambow Orders

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Update from The Atwater Public Library

FRIDAY APRIL 22 FAMILY Earth Day & April Citizen Science Month Program

Because of predicted inclement weather we’ll meet INSTEAD in the Atwater Public Library.

We’ll POSTPONE STARGAZING with amateur astronomer Pat Thibault to a later date.

NOTE: This family-friendly program will INSTEAD take place indoors at the Atwater Public Library 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

The library is located at 322 Atlantic Ave W in the historic Atwater Hotel Building.

6:00 – 7:30 PM Citizen Science Program/Activities
7:30 – 8:00 PM Social Time

๐ŸŒŽ We’ll begin with a brief introduction to Citizen Science and the history of Earth Day followed by the opportunity for participants to build their own DIY weather monitoring instruments from mostly used/found materials. Build your own thermometer, hygrometer, rain gauge, barometer or model weather balloon!

Everyone welcome, always, whether you come by yourself or with a whole crew of people!

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4-H workshops explore passions and leadership skills in local young people

MARSHALL (Feb 2022) Minnesota 4-H held the Southwest Regional BLU and TEEL leadership workshops on Saturday, February 19th at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall for 61 youth from across our region.

Youth from across Minnesota gathered to participate in the annual 4-H Building Leadership and Understanding (BLU) and Teens Engaged in Emerging Leadership (TEEL) workshops. Five regional BLU and TEEL leadership events were held across the state. BLU was facilitated by youth leaders from the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador program and TEEL was led by older 4-H youth leaders and 4-H alumni. The events were also supported by a team of adult chaperones.

This yearโ€™s workshop theme was โ€œFind Your Path,โ€ which taught participants to identify and find their passions and learn how they can use those passions on their journeys to becoming leaders. The youth engaged in small group discussions, educational workshops, and large group activities to meet other young people from throughout the region. The youth also learned about food insecurity, and how they can help others who are food insecure within their communities.ย 

BLU focuses on youth who are in middle school to help them develop their leadership skills. TEEL focuses on the high school age youth to help them take their leadership skills to the next level and help them look deeper into their journeys as leaders

Using a youth-teaching-youth model, the 4-H BLU leadership workshops are developed and led by 4-H State Ambassadors and Minnesota 4-H youth who have been selected to serve as spokespeople for 4-H. Their purpose is to educate youth and adults about the importance of youth development, leadership, citizenship, service, teamwork and other invaluable life skills. To challenge the older youth that attend, TEEL it is designed and facilitated by a team of older youth and young adult leaders to build on the leadership skills older youth have developed at BLU and through their lived experience both within and outside of 4-H. 4-H staff from the area also plan components of BLU and TEEL to bring a regional perspective to the statewide focus.

 To learn more about 4-H in Kandiyohi County, contact Rachel Mitchell, at 320-231-7890 and visit the website, www.4-H.umn.edu.

About Extension 4-H: 4-H is a youth development program of the University of Minnesota Extension.  Available for youth grades K-1 year after high school, 4-Hโ€™ers participate in hands-on learning experiences in STEM, citizenship & leadership, animal science, creative arts and much more. Through this unique learn-by-doing process, youth obtain essential life skills such as problem solving, decision making, coping and communicating that help them succeed in their school, college, community and career. Research shows that youth who participate in 4-H have better grades and are more emotionally engaged with school, are more than twice as likely to be civically active and contribute to their communities, and are 47% less likely to have risky or problem behaviors.

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Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

On March 13, 2022 at the Atwater American Legion Post 375 annual bruch Connor Petersen was recognized as the American Legion District 7 outstanding Eagle Scout. Connor was presented with a certificate of recognition and a check for his outstanding work. District 7 Commander David Manson presented the check and certificate to Connor along with Bill Barbknecht a member of the American Legion’s National Executive Committee.

It should be noted that Connor placed 2nd in the State of Minnesota American Legion outstanding scout competition.

The Atwater American Legion Post partners with the scouting program in Atwater by providing funds and providing opportunities for service to the community.

The Chad Petersen family
District 7 Commander David Manson, Conner Petersen, Bill Barbknecht a member of the American Legion’s National Executive Committee
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AGCG Schools Closed 2/22/22

AGCG Schools will be closed today 2/22/22

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ACGC School Board Selects New Superintendent

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ACGC Superintendent Candidates Narrowed Down to Three

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Falcons Dance Team Heading to State

Congratulations to the Falcon Dance Team who tied for second place at the 2A Section Tournament on Saturday.  After the tiebreaker, the Falcons took home the third-place hardware.  The High Kick State Tournament is Saturday, February 19th.

Front: Ally Giese, Macy Elton, Captain Mikiya Kemerling, Captain Jillien Lilleberg, Lily Hansen
Middle: Hannah Lilleberg, Brinley Grimsgard. Jada Rosenquist, Haley Johnson, Jayden Olson, Gabi Shea
Back: Coaches: Tori Dengerud, Kristi Lilleberg-Barber, Nicole Ammerman, Sloan Saba