Senator Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji (left), spoke with Cathy Bettino (center), Superintendent of Pine River-Backus Schools and Jolene Bengtson, Business Mgr. for PR-B schools, following a town hall listening session she hosted March 5, at City Hall in Pillager. Bettino and Bengtson shared concerns about cuts in their school budget.
Members of the Staples Motley Special Olympics team participated in a Winter Carnival Feb. 18, held at Camp Confidence in Brainerd. Pictured above are team members, coaches and high school helpers. Row one from left: Logan Paklonsky, Matthew Martin, Liz Koskenemi, Gaven Christensen, Julie Richgels and Brian Mitts.
Adam Apple (right), played by Brent Sterriker, tries to convince the leaders of Camp Pocahontas (an all girls camp) to allow the campers from Camp John Smith (an all boys camp) shelter for a few days. Eve Hunnicutt (left), played by Kelli Klein, and Alva Doright (Megan Han), aren
Nurse Smudge (center), played by Tiffany Amiot, speaks with the pop-corn eating Theodora Wolfswinkle (left), played by Breeze Bestland, as Alva Doright (Megan Han), looks on during a rehearsal of the MSMS play,