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Hellwinkel to leave soon; FFA twine project continues

by Tyrel Dressler

Crystal Hellwinkel will soon leave on her FFA International Exchange trip. She is tentatively scheduled to depart in the next couple of weeks.

Her destinations have changed slightly. Instead of Australia, she will be going to a dairy farm in Greece. It is an international learning farm. The dairy also processes its own milk and has a large vegetable farm as well. While in Greece, Crystal will be staying in a dormitory. Crystal’s first destination is New Zealand her last destination is Ireland. Our FFA chapter wishes her well.

Saturday, Feb. 10, Steve Ceresola of Ceresola Plastics arrived at the high school to load up bins of baling twine and plastic outside the ag room. FFA members also picked up twine from the Hellwinkel Dairy, Storke’s, Hussmans, F. Godecke, F. Stodieck and S&W Feed. There were approximately 15 bins picked up. Each bin holds approximately 450 to 500 pounds of baling twine. Bins were also delivered to the White Dairy, Barnes Stables and Byingtons. Our chapter hopes to get more bins out to people to hold their baling twine for recycling. We thank the many people who have saved their baling twine thus far.

The DHS chapter will hold the annual Teacher Breakfast Feb. 28 at the high school.

On Feb. 27, the parliamentary procedures team will do a demonstration for the high school counselors and the principal and vice principals.

The chapter is also working on the annual end-of-the-year banquet and awards ceremony to be held in May. The theme this year is “Then and Now.” On display will be scrapbooks that go back to the late 1930s and early 1940s. A silent auction is also planned, and old plaques and trophies will be in the silent auction as well.

The next FFA meeting will be held March 15 at 6 p.m.