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Christmas Traditions

by J. Martinez For Christmas break, I am fortunate to have my family and have the ability to spend Christmas break with them. My family and I are going to my aunt’s farm to celebrate the holiday. My family has a tradition of making Mexican food such as tamales, enchiladas, and many other dishes on Christmas Eve. After dinner, we …

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Christmas Movie

by S. Jansma One of the most famous Christmas movies is The Nightmare Before Christmas. This movie was released in 1993 and is still loved by many today. Though many do question if the movie is more a Halloween or Christmas film because the movie shows both holidays. In this movie, Jack Skellington (the main character) stumbles upon Christmastown and …

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My Favorite Christmas Memory

by T. Jansma Whenever I am asked what my favorite Christmas memory is, I find that I answer the question with two events that are similar to one another. Both of which have lasting memories that will stay with me from childhood and into adulthood. The first memory was when I was ten; it was Christmas Eve and my parents …

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New Year’s Resolutions

by M. White Two thousand eighteen is coming to an end in a little over two weeks; the new year will no doubt bring new resolutions. Every year people all around the world will be choosing what they want their resolutions for the year to be. A majority of the time people will choose basic new year’s resolutions; for example, …

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New Industrial Technology Teacher

by J. Martinez Beginning this fall, the Sibley-Ocheyedan CSD welcomed a new Industrial Technology teacher,  Mr. Dan Anderson took the position when Steve Lemke retired. Mr. Anderson is a retired Navy member and decided to start working as a “shop” teacher at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School because he wanted to be closer to home and to take care of his parents …

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A Kindergarten Christmas

by G. Atherton    On Monday, December 11, 2018, the kindergarteners were asked a few questions about the upcoming Christmas holiday season by two of our staff on the Publications team. As Santa will soon be on his way, there are a few special things that the children want to find under their Christmas tree this year. Alexis, Jacey, and …

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Get Your Yearbook Ordered

by: S. Jansma The 2018-2019 yearbook sales will be coming up for the second time this year just before Christmas break. This next round of sales will begin on Monday, December 10, 2018, and will go on all week until Friday, December 14, 2018. These sales will occur each day in the commons area during the lunch periods. Yearbooks will …

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Black Friday

by S. Jansma As you may know, “Black Friday” occurs on the Friday after Thanksgiving and is a shopping day that consists of many deals. The first Black Friday was actually in September 1869 on the fourth Friday of the month. This day also has a reputation for attracting aggressive crowds into the stores fighting to get the deals on …

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Veterans Day Program

by G. Atherton On Monday, November 11, the Sibley – Ocheyedan Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter hosted their annual Veterans Day Program in the high school gymnasium. To begin the program, Pastor Doug Noonkester (the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sibley) offered a prayer. The program included a select few elementary students from Mrs. Schuller’s fifth-grade class, …

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FFA’s Greenhouse

by S. Hunt The Sibley – Ocheyedan High School is currently in the process of having Harms and Henrichs Construction Company construct a greenhouse that will be used by the agricultural department, the middle school science classes, and and the Family and Consumer Sciences class projects. The 4H also plans on having local 4-H groups use the greenhouse during the …