STAGE AREA — From the seating area, this view shows where a control panel will be and the work being done in the stage area of the old high school gym. The make-over of the new auditorium is coming along at a good pace. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
By Buck Traxler, I-O Editor
Conrad High School Principal Ken Larson announced to some 40 people on Wednesday, at the Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce meeting, that the school district is ready to bid on post season tournaments.
Larson said the recently completed gym at the high school is, “a fantastic facility.” Work is still to be done on a few bugs, namely the sound system, nevertheless at MHSA meetings the district is going to bid on divisional Class B volleyball and later will submit bids for Class B district basketball.
If a successful bid is received the school district hopes to get some business sponsorship and the help of tournament volunteers such as ticket takers, team hosts, hospitality room help to name a few areas where extra help will be needed.
PICTURE PERFECT — This breathtaking view is of the harbor Cinque Terre in Italy. Photo for the I-O by Cindy Peterson
Special to the I-O by Cindy Habets Peterson
For many people, Italy conjures up the renaissance glory of St. Peter’s cathedral, the gliding gondolas snaking through the canals of Venice, and the rolling, sun-kissed hills of Tuscany.
But for those travelers who choose to leave behind the bustling cities and vast museums lies a distinctive destination. Venture by train to a tiny six-mile stretch of rugged coast and discover the Italy of ages past come alive.
Nearly hidden and forgotten for hundreds of years, the five villages of Cinque Terre (which translates “Five Lands”) nestle up against the rugged cliffs they call home. On a stretch of land in Northern Italy called the Gulf of Genoa, the villages of Cinque Terre lie virtually unchanged since the time when Italian trading ships ruled the seas.
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
Lately there has been some confusion regarding the high school’s new rule concerning eligibility for extra-curricular activities. To start with this decision was not made with haste. The school staff had at least six meetings regarding the change in rules along with two school board meetings.
The coaches and board members also had the opportunity to attend the committee meeting.
The rule was passed at a July school board meeting and went into effect at the beginning of this school year. The rules regarding eligibility can be found in the CHS student/parent handbook.