Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Midwest Central HS Volleyball Game

by Ivy Merz
Oct. 25, 2016

The Hartsburg-Emden varsity volleyball team won in two games against the Midwest Central Raiders. The scores were 25-7 in the first game, and in the second the scores were 25-16.
The team was lead by senior Ashley Zinser, and Maddie Shawgo. Ashley, a right side hitter, had a game total of one kill, one assist, and two very nice serve-receive passes. Maddie Shawgo, the teams libero, had a total of two digs and two serve-receive passes that all resulted in kills by Shyanne Conrady (junior), Anna Hayes (sophomore), Ashley Zinser (senior), and Sami Perschall (freshman).
Anna Hayes was the leader in kills of this match with a total of 14 kills. Ashley Zinser, Shyanne Conrady, and Lexi Barry were all tied with a total number of one kill. Sami Perschall had three kills. Kassy Eskew had a game total of 21 assists. Lexi Barry shared the number of balls passed by our libero Maddie Shawgo.
The games played by our girls are always fun to watch because senior Maddie Shawgo is always on the floor passing those hard to get balls, and Anna Hayes always ready to Pack-A-Punch the ball in the other teams' faces! Ashley Zinser loves to block those hard hits from the other team with Shyanne Conrady.
What can I say? Come see for yourself and watch all of these girls display their awesome athletic abilities on the court and you to will be astonished and proud of how much these girls improve in practice and games on a daily basis! You won’t be disappointed!

National Convention Update

by Chris Huffman
October 20, 2016

FFA National Convention update: this year's convention is in Indiana instead of Kentucky and it is a very different experience. For one, the roads are much worse. In the first session alone we had 50+ thousand FFA members in that session! I am unsure on how many total there are here, but it's hard to fit on a 15 foot sidewalk outside. There are countless restaurants along these streets for 4 blocks and are all so full that you have to wait an hour plus to get a table. The experience is very well worth it and any kid that has the chance to come to convention, I would recommend it!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Going out in style

By: Brady Wolpert
Oct. 17, 2016

The Hartem high school volleyball team played a tough opponent on Monday evening. The Hartem Stags had two important players being honored before they played their final game here at home. The two ladies stuck out four exciting, long, amazing years. They both went out knowing it was their last volleyball game to be played on their home court. Maddie and Ashley, two outstanding players. They both went out and played their hardest. The girls ended up losing their first game, 14-25. The girls came out fighting with their all in game two knowing that it could be the last. They made sure they were going to at least play three games and won a close one, 25-21. The captains met at the middle line to shake hands and flip a coin to see who wants which side or serve first. We won the toss and chose the side we just won on. The girls came out playing great, taking the quick lead. As the game was nearly over with a Hartem lead of 24-19, Routt wasn’t ready to call it over. Routt quickly jumped back on top leading the Lady Stags, 25-24. Coach Jennifer Hayes called a time-out to talk to the girls. The Stags came out scoring a fast point tieing the game at 25. The Stags are now up to serve. They serve it right to a Routt player and she shanks it out of bounds giving the Stags the lead again, 26-25. Now with only one point needed to secure a win for the Lady Stags and the two Seniors, they serve it over and it hits the ground! The Stags win on Senior Night and in front of the largest crowd all season! The Stags are victorious with a 27-25 win over Jacksonville Routt.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Staglite Archives- April 3, 1950

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Published by the Hartsburg-Emden Community High School of Hartsburg, Illinois.

Vol. III April 3, 1950 No. 12



Shirley Van Hilsen of Hartsburg-Emden High School placed first on her tenor Saxophone in the district music contest at Lincoln, March 25. She will compete in the state music contest in Macomb late in April.

Those who placed in the II division are:

Medium voice; Betty Manus
                         Kay Behrends
Low voice: Harold Jeckel
Clarinet solo: Betty G. Shirley
Flute solo: Barbara Behrends
Saxophone solo: Loretta Fink
Cornet Trio: Marilyn Klokkenga
                     Ruth Klokkenga
                     Marjorie Lessen
Girls' Trio: Marianna Grussing
                   Kay Behrends
                   Shirley Van Grussing
Girls' Sextet: Geneva Klokkenga
                      Janet Kaesebier
                      Betty Manus
                      Loretta Fink
                      Charlene Cross
                      Arline Bergold
Those in division III are:
High voice: Marianna Grussing
Low voice: Shirley Van HIlsen
Piano: Arline Bergold
            Janet Kaesebier
Clarinet: Mary Detmers
Saxophone: Hazel Rademaker
Trombone: Jack Detjen
Clarinet Trio: Betty Gail Shirley
                      Janet Kaesebier
                      Mary Ann Klokkenga
Those in Division IV are:
High voice: Geneva Klokkenga
Low voice: Charlene Cross
Accompanists: Betty Manus
                         Janet Kaesenier
                        Aline Bergold
                       Charlene Cross
                      Marianna Grussing
                       Shirley Van HIlsen

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The Senior Class has chosen "Hillbilly Courtship" for its class play. It will be presented April 27 and 28. The cast of characters is as follows:

Emmy-- Loretta Fink
Luke-- Gene Conrady
Ma Peppin-- Marian Bruns
Pappy Stilaby-- Harold Jeckel
Lulu-- Verna Menssen
Bridget-- Kay Behrends
Sol Silverstein-- Don Johnson
Wash Jeddo-- Dean Davison
Louis-- Bob Gardner
Revered Roswell-- Harry Thompson



Saturday, March 25, Mr. and Mrs. West entertained the faculty, their wives and husbands, and Tom Johnston at a pinochle party.

Mrs. Ryan and Tom Johnston received prizes for high score and Mr. Finchum and Mrs. Burgener consolation. the travel prize went to Mr. Ryan.



Friday, March 24, Mr. Beard, of Brown's Business School in Peoria appeared for an assembly program. He stressed the importance of good manners, good grooming, good posture, and good English. He illustrated proper procedure when being introduced to another person and the correct procedure when applying for a position.

He used Bob Gardner and Alberta Bergman to illustrate his points.

Several of the graduates this year are considering enrolling in Brown's.

The Girls' Chorus consisted of 24 [84?] members when to Lincoln, Saturday, April 1, in the music contest. They were rated Division III.

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FAME to the operetta cast for doing so well Thursday and Friday night.
FAME to Shirley Hilsen for getting first in the District Contest.
SHAME on Mr. Finchum for giving the history class a knowledge test.
SHAME on Kay for forgetting her wand in the last act of the operetta.
SHAME on Miss Berninger for not letting the play cast practice on the stage.
SHAME on the seniors for not working on the annual every day.
FAME to Winifred T. for doing so well in typing.
FAME to Mrs. West for making the boys behave during operetta practice.
FAME to the sophomores for selling so many tickets to the operetta.
FAME to all the boys going out for baseball. Good luck.
FAME to Betty M. and Marian B. for taking the UN test.
SHAME on Gretchen B. for looking at someone and falling over her own feet when she came into the assembly.


James Hoar's team won the intramural baseball tournament.

Some new volley ball equipment is being enjoyed by the physical education class.

The H-E students had a new experience. For 2 days, due to bad roads, they were responsible for their own transportation to and from school. Their parents are to be congratulated for this find cooperation during the emergency.

The freshman girls have been serving test meals during the past two weeks. Better be careful, you will get obese.

Clifford Brandt's trucks have been unloading bricks and tile for the building to be constructed here this summer.

The bookkeeping students are completing their Spencer practice sets.

The Speech class wrote and presented radio programs during the past week.

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We wonder what delayed Dean D. and Kenneth S. so that they missed the bus the other night.

We wonder what was the matter with Marvin Tuesday night when he couldn't find Myrna's house.

We wonder why Flip was sitting by Miss Berninger on the bus Monday. Trying to get an A.

We wonder which Sampen Janet K. prefers, Gerald or Kenneth?

We wonder why some girls are slow in bookkeeping. The boys take up too much of your time?

We wonder why Billy C. went to Shirley's house to work on bookkeeping one night last week.

We wonder why Arline is giving up John? Could Marvin have anything to do with it?

We wonder why Wimpey was chasing Ruthie L. down main street the other night, and right in front of Marian, too.

We wonder why Alberta had to ask Bob for his class ring. Too bashful, Bob?

We wonder why Loretta hasn't Norman's ring yet. You aren't going to let Alberta get ahead of you are, Loretta?


Hazel R. stepping in a mud puddle because Donald Aper was going to take her home.

Everyone behaving in operetta practice.

Lois K. and Betty M. being wild like other seniors.

The Juniors getting excited over the prom.

Wayne L. and Kenneth S. both trying to go with Chuckie the same night.

Lois K. saying, "Are you kidding" to a certain sophomore boy.

Mary Ann K. saying her eyes are fading.


Learn to laugh: A good laugh is better than medicine.

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Monday, March 27, the student body and faculty went to Lincoln High School to the program for all the high schools in Logan County. Nearly 1300 pupils attended.

Preceding the talk a musical program was presented. The band from Elkhart High School played "The Star Spangled Banner", "Washington Post March", and "King Arthur." The Beason sextet sang "Bali High" and "My Hero." The Girls' Chorus of H-E sang "Ave Maria" and "My Hero."

After the musical portion of the program Mr. Lekenbill made a few remarks and then introduced the speaker of the afternoon.

Dr. Kazmayer, news analyst, author, and lecturer, spoke on the U. S. and Russia and our future relations. He said, "War is not inevitable, but it is more probable than not, although each succeeding year of peace lessens the probability."


Patsy Zieglowsky----------------------7
Harry Thompson ----------------------16
Evelyn Lessen--------------------------21
Robert Briggs-------------------------- 27
Joan Aper-------------------------------27
Donald Aper----------------------------29
Kay Behrends-------------------------- 31


Verna Mae Menssen------------------ 6
Marilyn Klokkenga-------------------7
Marvin Oltmanns---------------------- 19
Bob Gardner----------------------------29


The following poem is written by Evelyn Lessen for English.


Sun is setting, dusk has come,
Days are ending, but night's to come;
Stars in the heaven so brightly shining;
And the moon with a silver lining.

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"The Glass Slipper" was attended by a large and appreciative audience on both nights. Each of the principal characters portrayed his or her part in a very appropriate manner.

Geneva made a very charming princess, Wayne a gallant prince and Shirley a haughty lady. Jackie was a hen-pecked husband but really enjoyed the girls. He and Bobkins (Harry), the aged servant, nearly stole the show with their onion song.

Vesta (Marianna) and Mora (Betty) the charming daughters of Lady Oliver, were in love with Jasper (Harold) and Victor (Dean) but were afraid to tell their domineering mother.

Kay, as Cinderella's godmother, was very fairy-like in her white gown. With her magic wand she gave Cinderella her wish and sent her to the ball as a real princess.

The members of the Girls' chorus were very colorful in their pastel colored skirts, and black weskits with white blouses. the boys were attractively attired in black knee pants, white shirts, white stockings and silver buckles on their shoes.

Mr. Kirchner, and the entire cast are to be highly complimented on this performance.

Mr. Kirchner reports that the gross receipts were more than $171.


Not one but two sitting together
Alone in this cold, cold, weather,
Hand in hand so sweetly sigh
Waiting for night to pass them by.

No one said anything
At least for a while
To pop this question
That was worth-while.

Then two lips met
On that dark lonely night;
And still he loved her;
Yes, with all his might.

Mar. 2, 1950- Staglite Archives

[This is difficult to view both here and in person. It appears to be a drawing of a clover with people drawn inside. There are also clovers around it.]

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Published by the Hartsburg-Emden Community High School of Hartsburg, Illinois.

Vol. VII March 2, 1950 No. 10


To determine who should go to the Judging Contest, Saturday, February 24, the FFA boys had a local contest.

The five boys with the highest scores in grain judging were Ken Sampen, Loren Westen, Dean McMath, and Bob Briggs. the five winners in poultry judging were Don Johnson, Eldon Oltmanns, Normal Hellman, Joe Behrends, and Bill Cross.

Hartsburg-Emden placed third in poultry and second in grain. The grain contestants were helped by Loren Westen, who won the 1st individual award by getting 397 points out of 400. There are 22 schools in our division.

The three high boys from each team go to the State Contest. These were Briggs, McMath, and Westen for grain. Hellman, Behrends, and Cross will be the representatives for the poultry team.


February 23, the Annual Faculty, Board of Education, and their wives dinner and party was held at the Hartsburg-Emden High School at 6:00 p.m.

The boys Home Ec. Class, taught by Mrs. Brown, prepared and served the dinner. The menu was:
Meat Loaf      Mashed Potatoes
Golden Glow Salad       Creamed Peas
Pineapple Upside-down Cake

After the dinner the guests enjoyed pinochle. Prizes went to the following:

Ladies' High- Mrs. Nanke Harms
Ladies' Low- Mrs. William Rademaker
Men's High- Ike Brown
Men's Low- Edward Schmidt
Travel Prize- Paul West

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The Senior Class has chosen"Hillbilly Courtship" for its class play to be presented late in April.

Operetta practice is well underway with frequent chorus rehearsals. It will be presented March 23 and 24.

Several from the high school went to the grade school Thursday, February 23, to take the first in a series of immunization shots for diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.

Material for the Annual is being prepared and sent to the printers. Pictures of the class groups and organizations are being mounted and labeled.

The Juniors wrote stories for English. reports are the some good horror stories were turned in. we hope to get one of the best for a later issue of the paper.

A large number of people attended the dance which was held after the Heyworth game. Square and round dancing was enjoyed by all. Harold Jeckel, Jr. called the square dances and Mr. Ryan was the chaperone.

A new student entered the Hartsburg-Emdne High School, Monday, February 20. Her name is Marion Renfrow. She is a freshman taking Algebra, Civics, Home Economics, and English. She is from Atlanta and is now living at Union.


Monday night, February 20, the Sophomore class held a roller-skating party at the Maple Roller Rink. Twenty-five students were chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. West.

Some special features of the evening were couples skate, balloon bursting contest, and moonlight skate.

After an evening of skating they stopped at Bee's for refreshments.


Verna Mae: Marion, your note is dirty.
Dean D.: that's because she's been digging up gossip.

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Friday, February 17, the Elkhart Redbirds defeated the Stags in a thriller at Elkhart. This was a very important game as the winner shares the first place trophy in the Logan- DeWitt conference.

Williams was high-point man for the Stags with 19 points. B. Gardner, J. Hoar, and Wagner each scored 6 points. Zimmer had 5, and Sampen had 2. Hanner was high-point man for the Redbirds with 22.

The final score was Elkhart 45, Hartsburg 44.


The Junior Varsity of H-E won their game 33 to 19. Here are the individual scores for the Stags. Stuan 7, Aper 7, Lolling 7, Klokkenga 4, Reiners 2, rohlfs 2, Sampen 2, Zimmer 2.



The Stags won a second game from Heyworth on the home floor on February 24. the Stags started out strong and continued until the end of the game to win 64-45.

Williams was high point man with 29 points, Wagner with 13, Zimmer with 12, and B. Gardener with 8.

Heyworth had 13 fouls called on them and the Stags only 9. Conrady was high point man for Heyworth with 13.

The Junior Varsity defeated Heyworth 43 to 19. Hoar scored 11 points, Payne 10, Lolling 7, Rohlfs

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6, Sampen 4, Aper 2, Zimmer 2, and Reiners 1.



The Stags won their first game of the Regional Tournament by beating Williamsville 61-38. In the first minutes of the game Williamsville was leading by 4 points but the Stags made a come-back and at the end of the first quarter they were leading with a score of 9-4 and increased this by a larger margin at half-time.

The Williamsville team out-scored the Stags in the 3rd quarter but the Stags managed to win by a margin of 3 points.

Williams had 15, B. Gardner had 12, Hoar had 12, Wagner had 11, Zimmer had 3, Lolling had 5, D. Gardner had 2, and Sampen had 1 point.

Cooper was high point man for Williamsville with 17.



The Stags started out strong in the first quarter and lead by a few points several times but when the quarter ended, Lincoln was ahead 10 to 8.

During the rest of the game the Stags were held to 19 points. Hoar was high scorer with 8 points, and Wagner had 6, Zimmer 4, Stuan 4, Lolling 2, while Sampen, Bob Gardner and Williams were held to 1 point each.

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Hartsburg-Emden 42        Greenview 39
                              49        Kenny       16
                              41        Latham      33
                              30        New Holland 51
                              51        Delavan     33
                              60        Waynesville 29
                              50        Heyworth   43
                              48        Toluca        44
                              32        Lexington  70
                              45        Beason       33
                              36        Elkhart       49
                              46        Stanford     54
                              47        Kenny        22
                              41        Latham       28
                              48        Middletown 45
                              41        Middletown 31
                              35        Elkhart         32
                              44        New Holland 27
                              52        Atlanta         32
                              45        New Holland 33
                              74        Waynesville 25
                              64        Beason         42
                              51        Stanford       30
                              44        Elkhart         45
                              64        Heyworth     45
                              61        Williamsville 38
                              27        Lincoln         55


Hartsburg-Emden 50 Heyworth 43
Hartsburg-Emden 48 Toluca      44
Hartsburg-Emden 32 Lexington 70


Hartsburg-Emden 41  Middletown 31
Hartsburg-Emden 35  Elkhart         32
Hartsburg-Emden 44  New Holland 27


Hartsburg-Emden 61   Williamsville 38
Hartsburg-Emden 27   Lincoln          55

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Students are really pests;
Their teachers never have a rest.
From making out tests, from papers to grade,
Sometimes they wish they were laid in the grave.

In study hall they have quite a time,
To keep the students all in line.
In classes the boys make bright remarks
But just look at their grades, They're not very smart.

When report cards are handed out,
Some students groan, others will shout,
"I made high-honor roll!
What a weight is off my soul."

Finally the last day of school arrives,
The old building sounds like a beehive;
Books are thrown here and there,
But, darn, we have to come back next year.

By Betty Manus


FAME to Loren Westen for getting first in grain judging.
SHAME on  certain varsity cheerleader for leaving her tights at home the night we played Stanford.
FAME to Dick Gardner for making more than 3 points at these last games.
SHAME on Flip for getting in so late the night before the regional tournament.
FAME to Mr. Kirchner for trying to make the operetta a success.
SHAME on Mr. Finchum for giving the American History class such an undescribable test.
FAME to the Stags for winning the first game of the regional.
SHAME on Loretta Fink for not catching on to the jokes that the other senior girls tell.

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Why is it that Don H. is always teasing rhoda E. on the bus?

Why is it that Eldon H. likes to go to San Jose? Could it be a San Jose girl by the name of Bonnie?

What's this we hear about Janet K. and Marian B. going with Gerald the same night? The answer is simple. There were two Geralds.

Should we believe Miss Berninger when she says the white hair found on her coat came from Mrs. Brown's cat?

Who is the guilty one who is taking articles from the girls' coat pockets in the rest room?

The bookkeeping class is quite busy now with their practice sets, so they won't have any free time to talk. Of course, they all say they never talk, anyway, but we all know better.

What's this about all the girls wanting a picture of Keith in his basketball suit? Better watch out girls, Verna Mae won't like that.

Why is it that Dean D. wanted to stay our [sic] of school Tuesday? Could the answer be Speech class?

Why is it that Mrs. West gave the bookkeeping class such a hard test this six weeks?

What was the matter with Gene and Carol Friday night? they weren't together at the game.

Whose pipe did Sampen have at the skating party?

Why was Ray P. put in front of the Wests on the way home from the sophomore skating party?

Miss Berninger tries to make everybody believe she doesn't like Donald N., but we all know better.

Say, Flip, does a certain girl have that much influence on you to keep you out until 1:00 a.m.?

And, Evelyn, what is this you are going to teach Harry to do? We didn't hear all of it.


FAME to James Hoar for getting his newspaper article in on time.
FAME to Miss Berninger for giving the English classes a vacation.

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Dale Klokkenga

Born-- May 7, 1932 at Hartsburg, Illinois
Favorite Actress-- Liz Taylor
Favorite Actor-- Montgomery Clift
Favorite Book-- STRIKE OUT KING
Favorite Movie-- Stratton Story
Favorite Pastime- Girls
Favorite Hobby- Collecting pennies
Favorite Song- Bye, Bye, Baby
Favorite Food- Apple pie alamode
Ambition- Farmer

Lois Klokkenga

Born-- June 19,1932 at Emden, Illinois
Favorite Actress-- Jeannie Crane
Favorite Actor-- Tyrone Power
Favorite Book-- TALE OF TWO CITIES
Favorite Movie-- Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Favorite Pastime- Creating delicacies
Favorite Hobby- Reading
Favorite Song- Johnson Rag
Favorite Food- Coconut cream pie
Ambition- Airline Stewardess

Evelyn Lessen

Born-- March 21, 1932 at Hartsburg, Illinois
Favorite Actress-- Ava Gardner
Favorite Actor-- Clark Gable
Favorite Song-- There's No Tomorrow
Favorite Movie-- Any Number Can Play
Favorite Hobby- Going places
Favorite Food- Cherry pie alamode
Favorite Pastime- Listening to the radio
Ambition- Housewife

Donald Johnson

Born- October 5, 1932 at Emden, Illinois
Favorite Actress- Joan Leslie
Favorite Actor- Robert Walker
Favorite Book- UNCLE TOM'E CABIN
Favorite Song- I Can Dream, Can't I
Favorite Movie- Mokey
Favorite Hobby- Reading
Favorite Food- Ice cream
Favorite Pastime- ?????
Ambition- Lawyer

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   High Honors-- Arline Bergold
   High Honors- James Hoar
   Honors- Charline Cross
                 Dean. McMath
                 James Rohlfs
                 Kenneth Sampen
                 Winifred Thompson
    High Honors-- Mary Wrage
    Honors-- Bob Brosamer
                   Jack Detjen
                   Marianna Grussing
                   Betty Gail Shirley
     High Honors-- Marian Bruns
                             Don Johnson
     Honors-- Kay Behrends
                    Betty Manus
                    Verna Mae Menssen

To have high honors the student must have 4'A's.


Sophomore ............... 98.4%
Freshmen................... 96.5%
Seniors ...................... 95.9%
Juniors........................ 93.5%

School Average.......... 96.2%


The Typing I class has been taking 10 minute tests regularly and here are some of their achievements.

Shirley Van Hilsen 51 WPM
Winifred Thompson 49 "
Marianna Grussing   48 "
Betty Gail Shirley     47 "
Janet Kaesebier         47 "
Mary Wrage              46 "
Marilyn Klokkenga   45 "
Marjorie Lessen        43 "
Loren Westen           42 "
Jackie Detjen           40 "
Lula Belle Conrady 40 "
Dickie Gardner         38 "
Peggy Brosamer       38 "
Ruth Harms              35 "

In Typing I the students should have a rate of 35 words per minute in order to pass the course.

Sophmore Fundraiser- Carwash @ the 4-Corners

by Ivy Merz
October 13, 2016

On September __, the Sophmore class held a class fundraiser at the 4-corners to host a carwash. The turnout was great! Many of our schools students showed up to help fund the class. The sophmores were there all day! The majority of the sophmores say that it was a fun expierience. The weather was extraordinarily warm and breezy, making perfect weather for a carwash.
Some of the sophmores who were there say that the best thing about that particular day was eating free donuts, McDonald’s, and having as many free sodas as they liked.
At every carwash there is that one amazing car that shows up that just stuns everyone. In this case it was a black 2015 Camaro that showed up for the wash. The sophmores had a ball with this one!
After the carwash was done and all cleaning supplies were picked up, the money donations were counted. The sophmores made just over $500. What an amazing turnout for them!

Hartem Golf Regionals

by Madison Farris
Oct. 18, 2016
The Hartem Golf team played their regional match on Tuesday, October 4th. The team was seated 3rd, but finished the match, 5th. The team finished 8 points away from 3rd place, which would have advanced them to sectionals. The lowest score was Noah Jeckel (from Delavan), he scored 86. Alex Eads shot 110. “Our team played hard. It definitely was not the best match we have played,” says Alex Eads.

While interviewing Mr. Robinson added “I’m glad you’re asking me after the match. It was a very tough loss for me and the team. Very upsetting, but there is always next year.”

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Parent/Teacher Conferences

by Chris Huffman

Don't forget to sign up for parent teacher conferences this week at Hartsburg~Emden!!!
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, October 5 and Thursday, October 6, from 3:30-7:00 pm each night.  Contact Cleola at the GS or Erika at the JH/HS to schedule your appointments. There is no school on Friday, October 7. And also no school on Monday October 10th. So if you are worried about your kids at school or want to know how they act at school, make the appointment to come see the teachers here at Hartsburg~Emden. They are looking forward to meet or seeing all of you again.

Book Fair a Success

Oct. 11, 2016
by Alexus Buckles

Book fairs were always a positive influence for me as I was going up. They are a great if you love to read or just love books. This year's book fair, like every year, was held at the Emden grade school. Most prices are reasonable. You can usually get posters or they have some cool toys that are related to certain books. Most books that are made more for girls come with necklaces or bracelets.
I caught up with Mrs. Wilson to see how the book fair went this year. She feels like the book fair was a success, but it wasn’t as successful as previous years.  The book fair made over $1,000. There was nothing negative about the book fair. Mrs. Wilson thinks the book fair is a wonderful opportunity for everyone in our community to buy books. She says the elementary students love it.
Mrs. Wilson bought almost $300.00 worth of books for both the elementary and high school. She says she still has to process them and they will be out soon for students to check out.  Book fairs are still very popular as of today even though our world is all about technology.
Mrs. Wilson also wants to give a thanks to the 5th grade class for helping setting up and tearing down the book fair. She is very thankful for their help.

Senior Notes

Oct. 12, 2016
by Alex Vetter

This years seniors are getting their things for gradation. They also have the senior trip planned, but they still have to get it approved.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct. 12, 2016
by Alex Vetter

Parent teacher conferences were on Wednesday and Thursday night from the way it sounds there wasn't very many parents that came. Most years parent teacher conferences are held on Thursday night and during the day on Friday.

Harvest Safety

Oct. 12, 2016
by Hayden Vetter

It is now harvest season! That means tractors, semis, combines, and other farm machinery is out, and on the road. Most of this farm equipment will only go up to around 35 mph, and they take up half the road! Students and staff members who drive coming and leaving the school building, please be cautious and of the farm equipment and please be patient! Nearly 15,000 road collisions involving farm equipment occur each year. Don't be on of those 15,000. Drive safe and be smart! 

Source:texasfarmbureau.org › Texas Agriculture Daily

Junior class holds dinner for fundraiser:

By: Brady Wolpert
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Junior class students held a dinner on Tuesday evening before the high school girls' volleyball at the high school. The dinner included sloppy joes, baked beans, cole slaw, and chips. They had a decent amount of people come through and donate for their meals. The junior class made and approximate amount of over $250. The class had the dinner as a fundraiser to help pay for prom this school year and their senior class trip next school year.

The Stags Take On The Bulldogs

Oct. 12, 2016
by Maddie Shawgo

Tuesday October 11th the Hartem Stags Volleyball team took on the Greenview Bulldogs at home. JV went three games with the Bulldogs but managed to pull out the win. The scores were 25-13 us, 25-17 them, 15-9 us.
Varsity won 25-12, 25-10. Anna Hayes led with 16 kills and 3 blocks. Shyanne Conrady also had 3 blocks and Kassy Eskew had 18 assists.
This weekend the Lady Stags will travel to Dakota to compete in a tournament. The tournament will be held Saturday, October 15th.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Hartsburg-Emden Stags high school basketball team looking good through pre-season workouts

By: Brady Wolpert
Oct. 4, 2016

The high school men's basketball team has had 3 workout days and an evening scrimmage. I am currently on the team so I can provide some great information! We have had a various number of guys showing up, anywhere from 15 to 21 guys. Having that many guys try out for the team is amazing, considering the low number of students that our high school has. The three seniors are excited with how the team looks, and I am one of those three seniors. I enjoy everyone coming out and keeping the program going. But I know that in a few weeks not everyone will still be with us. Our team works hard and some people don’t want to do that, so they choose not to play instead. Which is good because if one man is back, we’re all back, that’s how our team goes. Other than that, we have have some good players developing on our team and working hard at workouts to make themselves and the team better.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Pumpkin patch for Horticulture

Oct. 4, 2016
by Chris Huffman

The Horticulture class went to the pumpkin patch on 10-3-16 in hopes to get the perfect pumpkins for our flower arrangements. Ms. Fanning had us do this project last year and it turned out awesome and she hopes it turns out the same again. She has us cut a circle out of the top of the pumpkin and stuff it with a certain type of foam and then place flowers in the foam and learn how to make the perfect flower arrangement no matter what base you use. I personally think this is an amazing project to give to someone in your family that loves to decorate so then you also have a gift and not only the fun of making it.

Hartsburg Emden vs Dee-Mack

Sept. 29, 2016
by Ivy Merz

The Hartem volleyball team played very hard, but lost in two games (25-23) and (25-15) on September 1st against Deer Creek-Mackinaw at home. The team played super hard and played with all their hearts. The team was led by Ashley Zinser, Maddie Shawgo, Kassy Eskew, Shyanne Conrady, Anna Hayes, Lexi Barry, Emily Craig, and Sami Perschall. Anna Hayes led the team with kills (13), 2 digs and 1 ace.
Sophomore Anna Hayes- “We played hard as a team, we just didn't play as hard as we could have.
The junior varsity played very hard, but also fell to a lost. The team was led by Ivy Merz, Abbie Hoebert, Olivia Garcia, Mia Young, Emily Craig, and Sami Perschall.

Hartem Volleyball Gettin' Down On The Farm

Oct. 3, 2016
by Maddie Shawgo
Tuesday September 27th the Hartem Volleyball team posed with cows for a Prairie Farms Poster. Yes, actual cows. Prairie Farms Dairy is a dairy cooperative operating out of Carlinville, Illinois. As a dairy cooperative, Prairie Farms receives milk from producers and converts it into many different products. These products include cheese, butter, ice cream, sour cream, cottage cheese, dips, yogurt, and milk.
The Hartem Volleyball team posed with milk cows in an effort to win a Prairie Farms poster contest. With the help of Picture This Photography and Hoerbert Farms, it was possible. All the girls on the team posed outside with adult dairy cows, a calf, and bottles of Prairie Farms chocolate milk. As for the team, it was one of the oddest but neatest things the team has done.

Hartem VS. Williamsville

Oct. 3, 2016
by Madison Farris

The Hartem varsity volleyball team came together as a team, and played the “best game of their season.” On Thursday, September 29th, at home the volleyball team won in 2 games against the Williamsville Bullets. (25-17) and (25-22). The team played their hearts out and made every save they could. Stats include: Ashley Zinser (2 kills), Maddie Shawgo (2 aces), Kassy Eskew (25 assists), Shyanne Conrady (1 kill), Lexi Barry (2 kills), Anna Hayes (14 kills), and Sami Perschall (7 kills).

The junior varsity team took a loss to the Bullets, however. They did not have a very good game, but they did play hard. (25-8) and (25-10).

“That was the best game I have seen the varsity play all season. They really looked like they knew exactly what to do out there.” -Mr. Ziemba.

“I still can’t believe I made that save. I had so much fun digging those hits. I loved that game.” - Lexi Barry.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Cosmetology Class at LTEC

Sept. 29, 2016
by Alexus Buckles

The Cosmetology  LTEC class is definitely something you should look into if you’re are looking for a career in that type of field. The class is fun but can be challenging too. Cosmetology is a lot more than just doing hair, nails, make up, etc. You have to know the different positions, sections, and parts of the head. Some colleges will even subtract the time you do in the LTEC class for your college classes too.
In my cosmetology class we start off the day like any other class. We sign ourselves in and get settled for the class. After our teacher knows who attended the class, she will either start by explaining what we are going to do that day or if we are already working on something, she lets us continue on our work. Currently, my class is working on perming. Perming is very time consuming and can get very frustrating, but it’s a fun experience to go through. The more you do it the better you become.
If we are going to start something new she usually grabs her own mannequin doll and demonstrates what we need to do on our mannequin doll. After she shows us exactly what we need to do we grabs all the supplies we need and get to work. Our teacher usually blasts the music since we don’t really have anyone next to us and we are allowed to chat with our friends as long as we are working, too.
Ten minutes before the class ends we are assigned what part of the room we have to clean up. We are put in a group with other people. Before we leave we have to clean all brushes, combs, etc. that we used, sweep the floor, wipe all tables down, and clean all shampoo bowls out. It really doesn’t take that long as long as everybody is doing their job.

After that our teacher lets us out and we continue our way back to our bus to start our school day at our home school. It takes up the first two hours of your day. It really is a cool experience and I would recommend you taking these classes your junior and senior year.

Jarrett Rohlfs- Trapshooting

Sept. 28, 2016
by Zach Phillips

While speaking with Jarrett Rohlfs, one of our own seniors, I learned about his history with trapshooting. It all began when a lady, Terry DeWitt, saw him shooting and took notice. She later offered to coach him to prepare him for a possible future in trapshooting. Terry is an ex-Olympic trapshooter and is currently a Midway USA Representative. She finds prospects and trains them to shoot internationally. After Terry noticed him, Jarrett really started to train hard with his shooting. Several times a month he would practice for hours at a time.
But more recently, he took a trip to Texas to visit the USA Selections, which is the trial for the World Cup. While there, he met fellow trapshooters: to name a few, Josh Richmond and Corey Cogdell-Unrein, both previous members of the team USA Trapshooting.
He concluded our conversation by stating that his ultimate goal in trapshooting would be to make the Junior Team USA.