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Glenwood School District hoping two-year bond will pass, ballots due by Feb. 9


Last week the students and staff of Glenwood Schools participated in Homecoming activities to generate spirit leading up to the basketball games on Jan. 29 against the Bickleton Pirates. In spite of both the boys’ and girls’ teams coming up short against the visiting Pirates, Superintendent Heather Gimlin reported that the kids were really into the Spirit Week competitions; and that they had a lot of fun throughout the week. High school students competed against middle school students in activities including daily clothing themes; decorating hallways and shopping carts; shaving-cream hair styling; pinning-the-nose on Olaf; and dressing in Frozen t-shirts. On Friday, students were treated to a big blow-up bungee run. Congratulations to the high school students who amassed the most points during Spirit Week contests!

During halftime of the boys’ game, per tradition, the Homecoming King and Queen were revealed. Baylee Couch and Reyauna Guzman were crowned as this year’s royal couple. Their attendants were Princesses Madi Couch, Kinley Troh and Crysta Warren and Princes Andrew Dechand, Dalton Jones and Colton Troh. Glenwood and Klickitat students are planning a combined Homecoming Dance at Klickitat on Saturday, February 6.

The Glenwood School District is asking voters to approve a levy to replace an expiring levy that helps support extra-curricular activities, summer school, technology, the vocational program, field trips, after-school programs and food-service programs according to Business Manager Jaecee Hoctor. Having the requested two-year, $110,000/year levy approved by voters will qualify our school district for funds from timber excise taxes as well. Glenwood’s expiring levy cost property-tax owners $2.24104 per $1000 of property valuation in 2015. The new levy will cost taxpayers $2.14682 per $1000 in 2016. Please remember to complete your ballots and mail or deliver them to drop boxes located around the county by Tuesday, Feb. 9.

January continued the wet-trend started by November and December precipitation levels in Glenwood. According to Doug Daniels, local rainfall totaled 7.80 inches last month. How does that compare with other years? The 20-year average for January is 5.55 inches; high of 11.9 inches in 2003; and low of 1.03 inches in 2013. Thank you, Doug, for keeping track of our rainfall amounts.

We were sorry to hear about the house fire that Travis and Kelly Miller suffered late on January 26. Our thoughts are with the Miller family as they regroup after the fire. Glenwood Schools Superintendent Heather Gimlin reported that the high school students voted to donate the profits from the February 3 crab feed and raffle to Travis and Kelly to help replace some of their belongings. We live in such a great community!

Upcoming events:

2/5/16: Women’s Club will host Bingo at the Glenwood Grange at 7 p.m.

2/27/16: Mel Stanton cancer-benefit spaghetti dinner at the school from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.


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