West of Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia lies Gammelgården (Swedish for Old Farm). The 11-acre museum includes a log house, barn and church that tell the story of Swedish immigrants who settled in Scandia. East of the church is Ruth Anderson’s place. It’s not a museum, but it could be. Here Ruth lives in a house her grandparents built.
At the Nov. 7 District 831 school board meeting, the following names were announced as Q Comp oversight committee members: Amy Dickenson, Curriculum Director Diane Giorgi, Joe Mueller, Jo Noble, High School Principal Steve Massey, Teaching and Learning Director Jennifer Tolzmann, Special Education Director Deborah A. Wall and Columbus Elementary Principal Neal Fox. Interviewing to [...]
Beverly Batty of Forest Lake, who was a finalist in the 2013 Pillsbury Bake-Off, is back home. She didn’t win. But she won’t stop trying. “I already have ideas popping in my head for the 2015 Bake-Off, to be held in Nashville,” she said. Pillsbury awarded prizes to three winners. Batty says she tied for [...]
If you don’t have Scandinavian relatives, chances are slim that you’ve ever seen one. The odds increase slightly if you’re from Kansas. The folk art object called ljuskrona (say “use-kroona”) is a Swedish candle holder wrapped with cut paper. It is usually placed on the dinner table for the Christmas Eve feast, but some resemble [...]
Century teachers embrace technology It makes perfect sense: take a group of kids who like to spend time online, and use online resources to teach them about the world. At the Nov. 7 meeting the school board heard Century Junior High teacher Lori Worrall tell how she and fellow teacher Brian L. Rigwald teach Global [...]