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Hope Lutheran Student

Hope Lutheran High School STUDENT OF THE WEEK is Junior Laura Ellinghuysen. Proud parents are Joel and Gail Ellinghuysen. She has a brother Ethan.  Laura describes herself as athletic, smart, and helpful.   Favorite subject is Math.  Role models are Jesus and her cousin Dakota.  
Favorite bible verse is John 20:31 “but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."  Laura comments: "For me this verse really brings the purpose of the bible and life to meaning."
Activities involved in are volleyball, basketball, drama, youth group, and soccer. Plans after high school is to attend college, get married, and have children. Favorite things to do in spare time is to play sports, read, and have fun with friends. Best things about Hope LHS “I know it's overused but I love the family atmosphere. Everyone really gets along and is friend here. Extracurriculars are great because everyone is your friend already so you just get to have fun together."
What teachers had to say “Laura is an excellent student. She is smart, hardworking, and diligent. Her strongest asset is her love for Jesus and living out the faith. In addition, her determination and her ability to put mistakes behind and move forward is outstanding."

4-H Drug Endangered Children

On October 18th, the Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Program in Buffalo County accepted a $1574 check from the Buffalo County 4-H program. All fourteen 4-H clubs across Buffalo County participated in the 2016 Buffalo County 4-H Countywide Service-Learning Project in which members learned about the impacts children endangered by drugs experience. Over 400 4-H youth members and volunteers also created comfort bags for those same drug endangered children. The comfort bags contained items including clothing, pillow, book and personal hygiene items, aimed at providing young people a more comfortable transition when they are removed from a home affected by drugs. The comfort bags delivered throughout the summer of 2016 to DEC professionals are already in use. The $1500 donation now accompanies the comfort bags so that DEC social workers and law enforcement officers may purchase additional items for children in need or purchase materials needed for supporting drug endangered children in Buffalo County.

String Quartet

The Artaria String Quartet, based in St. Paul, MN,  was awarded a Minnesota State Arts Grant to work with students. Strings in Motion, a WAPS Orchestra booster club, has partnered with the Artaria String Quartet to bring them to Winona three times this year. Tuesday, October 18 was the quartet's first visit to Winona.  They held sectionals with the WSHS Orchestra during their class period. They coached WSHS chamber string ensembles after school and they presented a program to all 3rd and 4th grade WAPS students at Winona Middle School.  Adult chamber groups from Winona also had a chance to work with the visiting quartet in the evening. 
The Artaria String Quartet will return in January 2017 and in March 2017 to continue to work with the chamber groups and WSHS students. They will also be working with WMS orchestra students in March; and a capstone performance is scheduled in March with performances by student and adult chamber groups. 
Photo:  Ray Shows, founding member of and 1st violinist in the Artaria String Quartet, led a violin sectional with members of the WSHS Orchestra during his October 18 MN State Arts Grant visit

Christmas Inn Tour

Celebrate the holiday season with a visit to Minnesota’s Bed and Breakfast Capital. A festive atmosphere will welcome visitors to the 2016 Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour. Seven participating inns will be decorated for the holidays as Lanesboro area innkeepers welcome you to visit at this special time of year. Set for December 4 from 2 to 6 p.m., the tour will feature beautiful homes, seasonal decorations and holiday treats and entertainment. 
Tickets for the tour are available through the Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce at or 507-467-2696. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the tour. Those staying at participating inns will receive half-price admission to the tour. Many Lanesboro downtown businesses and restaurants will be open the day of the tour for holiday shopping and enjoyment. 

Hope LHS Auction

The Hope LHS Auction is quickly approaching. This year's auction will be Saturday November 19th at Riverport. Doors open at 5:30. 

This weeks feature is an 18 bottle Wine Cooler. Haier's HVTEC18DABS 18-Bottle Wine Cellar, in black, is a charming and efficient way to keep bottles of wine ready-to-drink. Dual temperature zones allow you to store both red and white wines at the perfect storage temperatures. It features an ultra-quiet, thermoelectric cooling system designed to provide a safe, cool, vibration-free setting. The convenient dual electronic control panel with blue LED display lets you quickly and separately set the optimal temperature in each zone. The combination of soft interior lighting and the curved, double pane, insulated glass door ensures the interior stays cool and that damaging light stays outside. In addition, seven wavy-wire racks and two storage shelves gently cradle wine bottles and give you easy access to each one. 18-bottle wine cellar Dual zones with separate temperature control Ultra-quiet thermoelectric cooling system is vibration-free Electronic control panel with blue LED display Curved, double pane, insulated glass door Interior light generates minimal heat 7 chrome wavy wire storage racks/2 storage shelves each hold 2 bottles of wine Adjustable leveling legs Rear ventilation Recessed door handle design Free standing installation Black cabinet with black door trim ETL certified.

Hope Lutheran Student

Hope Lutheran High School STUDENT OF THE WEEK is Junior Lindsey Littlefield. Proud parents are Jeff and Angie Littlefield. Siblings are Megan 7th gr. at Silo and Ryan 2nd gr. at Silo.  Lindsey describes herself as funny, sarcastic, hardworking, and outgoing. Favorite subject is Math.  Role model is Jesus.  Activities involved in are volleyball, basketball, drama, youth group, and soccer. Plans after high school is to attend college and become a traveling translator majoring in Spanish.  Favorite things to do in spare time is to read, play outside, go swimming and tubing, watch TV, and play keyboard.  Best things about Hope LHS “I really like the student/teacher ratio. As a student I can get all the help I need from any teacher. They are all willing to help until you understand the materials."  What teachers had to say “Lindsey is a blessing and asset to any classroom. She love to learn and do her work. Sh is a hard working, helpful, and willing to participate in class and at school."

Blue Shirt Day

The first Monday of each October is Blue Shirt Day – World Day of Bullying Prevention, a Stomp Out Bullying national anti-bullying and cyberbullying prevention campaign. In Buffalo County, students from Alma, Gilmanton, Mondovi and Cochrane-Fountain City school districts wore blue shirts or painted their fingernails blue to show their local support. 2016 marks the third year that youth across all four school districts in Buffalo County wore blue to bring widened awareness to local and national bullying prevention efforts. The local campaign is marked with the hashtag #CoverBuffaloBlue encourage youth and adults across the entire county to participate. A key component of the day is to encourage students and their families to take a small part of their day to reflect on their own behaviors and encourage others to be kind. The effort is promoted by the Buffalo County Partnership Council, a local prevention coalition aimed at enhancing youth and family development. For more information, the Buffalo County Partnership Council, or view more photos of students covering Buffalo blue on October 3, 2016 visit

Lucky at the Legion

Join 101.1 The River and Bud Light – and get LUCKY AT THE LEGION this Thursday night! Greg Taylor will be your host from 5 to 7pm at the American Legion in Winona, with fun and prize giveaways from 101.1 The River and Bud Light! We’re qualifying you for tickets to see the VIKINGS and the Lions at US Bank Stadium November 6th, PLUS free stay at the Minneapolis Marriott! Every week that you come out to Lucky At The Legion gets you extra chances to qualify before the grand prize giveaway on October 20th! We’ll see you at The Legion, this Thursday!