March 2013

Tuesday morning a flock of around a couple hundred Canada geese made Lake Prior their rest stop, but had to take turns enjoying the open water by the artesian well.

The calendar says spring arrived this week, March 20, but it seems Mother Nature begs to differ.
This past week quickly went from a very brief taste of spring right back to winter. High was on Thursday when the mercury hit a wonderful 51º F. The low for the week was 12º on Wednesday night, yet windchills have been much colder, making it feel like 2º Monday.
We received a trace amount of precipitation early Sunday evening, in the form of around a quarter to a third of an inch of snow.
Geese are on the move, but may be starting to wonder if they set their clocks wrong, as spring still seems a long way off, with these wintry temps we’re having. It must be a disappointment to see the bodies of water where they normally rest each year are still frozen solid.
The forecast reports little hope for spring to arrive anytime soon. Temps for the coming week aren’t predicted to rise above the 30s.

    The St. Wilfrid Youth Group took their annual ski trip to Terry Peak this past weekend. The group enjoyed skiing in sweatshirt temps on Friday and then were treated to new snow on Saturday as it snowed heavily most of the day.
Pictured are, back row: Joseph Davis, Jastyn Ford, Marissa Weber, Tyler Krueger, Tre Swenson, Rachel Selland, Tayla Weber and Jaedyn Ford.; front row: Paula Linke, Dillan Schmidt, Nathan Linke, Brayden Peterson, Aaron Linke, Megan Linke, Austin Ball, Ty Swenson and Tina Luthi.

MITCHELL — The winners of this year’s Agnes Hyde Writing Contest at Dakota Wesleyan University have been announced.
Winners in the poetry division include: second place – Emily George, Woonsocket, “No Anything”; third place – Amber Hiles, Woonsocket, “The Fall and the Rise.”
The Agnes Hyde Writing Contest was founded in 1985 by Joe Ditta, English professor at DWU from 1983-2012) and its namesake was a 1924 Dakota Wesleyan alumna and English professor at DWU from 1946 to 1951.