Articles from the May 19, 2016 edition

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  • Poppy Day in Brooten

    Randy Olson|May 19, 2016

    Lorraine Amundson, Poppy Chairperson for the American Legion Auxiliary in Brooten, witnesses Mayor Larry Putz sign the proclamation designating May as Poppy Month in Brooten. The Auxiliary sold poppies around town on Friday, May 20. ************************************* SALUTE TO A BRAVE POPPY The lovely red Poppy as everyone knows In Flanders' Field its radiance glows. The waxen petals of brilliant red Honoring our heroes whose blood was shed There in sacrifice, that freedom might live. No...

  • One of a kind

    Randy Olson|May 19, 2016

    "Taking my Hand Out Of My Pocket" is an autobiography written out of a therapeutic and necessary need for healing for and by Lorie Tensen, the youngest child of the late Gerard Tensen and Doris Tensen of Brooten. Lorie was born as a biracial child and trans-racially adopted as a baby, growing up in the all-white farming community of Brooten. Her parents were a Dutch, Christian Reformed couple. The time period was during the late 1960's, a time known for race riots in some parts of the country....

  • Nine B-B-E FFA members receive FFA's highest honor, the State FFA Degree

    B-B-E schools|May 19, 2016

    Each year, Junior and Senior members of the FFA have the opportunity to apply for the highest degree awarded to a member in the State. As a 9th grader, members can attain their Greenhand Degree. As a sophomore, they are awarded their Chapter Farmer Degree. Members must maintain records of their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Program, participate in a minimum of 10 activities above the Chapter level, earn at least the minimum amount of money ($2,000) through their SAE program, meet and...

  • A grand day for Syttende Mai in Sunburg

    Randy Olson|May 19, 2016

    The weather was absolutely perfect on Sunday, May 15, when Sunburg held their 12th annual Syttende Mai celebration of their deep-rooted Norwegian heritage. The first 28 minutes of the 40-minute long parade is shown in the video below. Additional video coverage is found at the Bonanza Valley Voice's online streaming website, although technical difficulties prevented a full stream of the entire parade from taking place. See more coverage and photos in the May 19 issue of the Bonanza Valley Voice...