Members of Jon Schneckloth’s high school art classes presented a mural to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary last week. The mural was designed by Nate Robson as part of a competition one year ago. Members of a fall drawing class then prepared the mural for members of a spring painting class. Students who did the painting were Michelle Vink, Jon Vink, Patrick Carstensen, Jill Coombs, and Aaron Sweeny. Sweeny was awarded a VFW scholarship and is now studying art at NIACC.


  The Belmond High School Band will be wearing new uniforms Friday evening for the pre-game and half time presentations at the Belmond-Buffalo Center football game. Drum Major Lynn Miland will be wearing a white uniform with a reversible blue cape and an “Aussie” hat with blue plume.


  Player of the week, chosen by the BHS coaches for his fine play against the Britt Eagles Friday, is Randy Turner.


  The new Trinity Lutheran Church will be dedicated Sunday. An organ was purchased with memorial gifts. The Sunday school is provided with 12 classrooms in the basement, which can also be used as a dining room that will accommodate 200 people.


  The new town of Klemme, situated about halfway between Goodell and Garner on the BCR&N in Hancock County, was recently surveyed and platted by Civil Engineer Hall of Garner. Lots are now on the market.


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