Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Family Reading Night

by Kaylee Beekman

April 26, 2016

Family Reading night is scheduled for tonight at 6:30-8:00. This year the focus of the night is

how everyone needs reading to help build a healthy mind and body. It’s bringing together how eating

right, staying active, and reading can help people maintain a healthy lifestyle. Families that attend the

family reading night will get time to read and share some of their favorite childhood books as a family.

The CATCH program that has had a huge impact on bringing the focus of a healthy lifestyle will have a

presentation and explain how reading can include activities too. There will also be a book fair and book

swap, a photo booth, estimation of colored fish, hula hooping, and dancing. As you can tell family

reading night is not a night you want to miss! Bring your families to the grade school tonight at 6:30 to

have a great night!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

High School Softball

April 14, 2016
By: Adre Vetter

On Wednesday April 13th, the high school softball team played against Athens. The first time they were supposed to play them got cancelled because of the rain. The softball girls are struggling this year without a pitcher and only having 5 of the starters returning from the previous year. Athens is also in our conference now. The girls lost 13-0. Their next game is Thursday against Tremont.

Jr. High Scholastic Bowl

by Brooklyn Swinford
April 15, 2016

The JH Scholastic Bowl had a meet on Monday the 11th at Carroll Catholic, CC also are co-op'ing with Zion. The score for the first game was 235-230 Hartem won that. Hartem won by one part of bonus. The second game score was 265-105 Hartem also won that one.

Toss ups
A Team
Spencer Davis had 7 toss ups
Denver Merz had 2 toss ups
Olivia Garcia had 1 toss up
B Team
Spencer Davis had 5 toss ups
Denver Merz  had 2 toss ups
Olivia Garcia had 2 toss ups
Seth Evans had 1 toss up

Forever in Our Hearts

By Nathan Nowatney
April 15, 2016

Gerard Carter was known by many in the Hartsburg-Emden area, and cherished by even more.

But instead of lamenting about things we cannot change, I think he would rather us revel and look back nostalgically at the time we had with him.

I only knew Gerard through my gym. He was always supportive, and was eager to lend a hand, or congratulate you for an accomplishment. You always really felt better when he was around. He knew how to light up a room.

Gerard may be gone, but he will live on in my memories forever. And I know he will live on forever in the hearts of the community as well.

Grand March 2016

by Hunter Langley
April 19, 2016
     Saturday, April 23rd, the class of 2017 will host Grand March at the Emden Community house at 4:00 o'clock. This year for something different, the juniors decided they wanted to try to have Grand March outside. Weather-wise, it looks like it will be a beautiful day! The juniors and the sponsors will be working very hard all week to make the “Night in Hollywood” theme come alive. If you are interested in sitting at Grand March, please bring your own chairs. We plan to have a few chairs out, but not many. We hope to see you there!

Junior High Scholastic Bowl

by Brooklyn Swinford
April 21, 2016

The JH Scholastic Bowl team  had a match on April 12th against  New Holland-Middletown. The A team score was 240-25; Hartem won that one. The B team score was 140-65; Hartem also won that one. Their next meet is April 21st at Illini Central.

Toss ups
A Team
Spencer Davis had 6
Denver Merz  had 5

B Team
Ryan Kennedy  had 3
Denver Merz had 6

Hartem takes the L

By: Lexi Strange
April 20, 2016

On Monday the 17th, both the softball & baseball teams had to forfeit their games due to students from the senior class being absent. These students did not show up before the appropriate time of a half day which is the school rule. Due to lack of cooperation, the games had to be forfeited. They were supposed to play Illini Central @ 4:30

Hartem School Play

by Kaylee Beekman
April 26, 2016

The 2016 school play is “The Suessification of Romeo and Juliet.” The play is directed by the

band and chorus teacher, Mr. Pluhm. This is Mr. Pluhm’s first year at Hartem High and this will be his

first play. The play is based on the traditional love story, Romeo and Juliet, but it has a twist. The play

will be set in a Dr. Seuss setting. The two main characters of the play are 7th grader Ryan Kennedy as

Romeo and 10th grader Sierra Smith as Juliet. This year there are many students participating from both

high school and jr. high. The play will make its debut on Friday at 6:30 with the doors opening at 6:00. If

you can’t make it on Friday, it will also be on Saturday at 6:30 with the doors again opening at 6:00. Be

sure to come out and support Hartem High’s theater program this weekend!

Hartem Falls to LeRoy

April 20, 2016
By Alyssa Bridge

On Tuesday, April 19th, both the baseball and softball teams had games at LeRoy versus the Panthers.

For the softball team, the LeRoy Panthers started out hot, scoring 15 runs in the first two innings. However, by the 4th inning the Lady Stags finally started to get the bats going. They weren’t able to score enough to keep the game going, but they did manage three runs. The final score after 5 innings was 18-3. 

For the baseball team, they fought for 6 innings but still fell 11-1. The ending play was very interesting. The LeRoy player slid into home and was tagged, but since Wyatt was blocking the plate, he was called safe.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Hartem Softball Game

By: Adre Vetter
April 6, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5, the high school softball girls played Delavan @ home. This is only their 4th game so far this year. The score of the game was 13-1. I asked Lexi what she thought of the game and she said, “It's going to be a long year with not having a pitcher and only having 5 of our starters returning from last year. I hope for progress as the season goes on.” Lexi is our centerfield player, but she always comes in to pitch when we need her to. The girls' next game is Thursday, April 7th, in Tri-Valley at 4:30.

Progression is just what we need!

By: Lexi Strange
March 31, 2016

Today, I interviewed sophomore and starting shortstop, Emme Olson. I asked her the big question. What do you want to get out of this season? As we talked she stated that, "I want the younger girls who are less experienced to understand the game more and be involved to be able to run the team next year when the starting seniors [Lexi Strange, Adre Vetter, and Alyssa Bridge] are graduated. I want us as a whole to be more competitive in games and throughout the season". Talking to Olson, she seems very hard working and devoted to the sport she loves. She takes softball very seriously and hopes others do as well. 

Junior High Volleyball Making the Community Proud

by Hunter Langley
Mar. 30, 2016

   On Tuesday, March 15th, the 7th grade junior high volleyball team took the 2016 7A State Championship. They played Next Generation, and the Lady Stags took the win in two matches with the scores being 25-8, 25-12. They ended with the record of 26-0, which is only the 3rd time ever that Coach Jennifer Hayes has had a 7th grade undefeated season. And weirdly, all three undefeated season have been 10 years apart. Her first being in 1996, second in 2006, and these girls making it in 2016.
   To carry on the tradition of a 8A State Championship, the 8th grade volleyball team took the title on March 22nd. They played Limestone Walters who was a big competitor for this team, and this game was a nail bitter. They went in three matches with the scores being 25-23, 23-25, and 25-23. It was very intense and a great game for both teams. The 8A 2016 State Champions ended with a record of 21-7, and this is the 5th year in a row the Lady Stags have taken the 8th grade state title. Congratulations to both teams and good luck in the coming years!

Saving the World, One Pint at a Time

By Alyssa Bridge
March 31, 2016

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the Senior Beta Club hosted a blood drive. This time the blood drive was open from 2-6pm. During this blood drive, we had 22 people give blood and we received 24 pints of blood. Each pint of blood saves 2 or 3 lives. Overall, this year, between both blood drives, we donated 34 pints of blood. One of the seniors this year will receive a scholarship due to this achievement.