Thompson Courier And Rake Register (Newspaper) - August 12, 2010, Thompson, Iowa HTTP:// THOMPSONCOURIER. RAKEREGISTER. NEWSPAPERARCHIVE. COM Courier & Register Digital Issue Index Editorials. ....................... 2- 7 Sudoku ............................. 8 Newspaper Fun ................ 9 Religion. .......................... 10 Classifi eds. ...................... 11 Marvel’s Memories ......... 12 August 12, 2010 Volume 116 Number 32 Thompson, Winnebago County, Iowa The Thompson Herald Established in 1892 & The Rake Register Established in 1900. Single Issue $ 1.00 12 Pages / No Inserts Please check your label for renewal date. Thank you. www. thompsoncourier. info • www. rakeregister. info DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE ANNUAL WING DING EVENT AND AWARDS By Dean Genth The North Iowa Democrats have announced their annual Wing Ding Fundraiser which will once again be held at the Historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake Iowa on Thursday August 12th with doors opening at 5 PM. N O R T H I O W A MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE NICSD - MS Football: Practice will begin Mon., Aug. 23 after school. Practices & home games will be in B. C. Completed athletic physicals need to be handed in on or before fi rst day of practice. For the fi rst day, please bring football cleats & workout clothes. Coaches are Dan Krull and Graig Eichenberger. MS Volleyball: Practice will begin Mon., Aug. 23 after school. Practices & home games will be in the Thompson bldg. Completed athletic physicals need to be handed in on or before fi rst day of practice. Coaches are Amanda Smith and Rox Steffensen. MS Cross Country: MS practice will begin on Thurs., Aug. 19 at 3: 45 p. m. at B. C. Completed athletic physicals need to be handed in on or before fi rst day of practice. Coach is Jonathan Potter. Pictured in the photo from left to right are Board members: John Carlson, Mike Korth, Naturalist, Lisa Ralls, Rick Hofbauer and Roger Hermanson. NATURALIST RECOGNIZED FOR 25 YEARS OF SERVICE By Robert Schwartz, Executive Director The Winnebago County Conservation Board recently recognized Naturalist, Lisa Ralls for 25 years of employment at their July 12, 2010 Board meeting held at Thorpe Park. Ralls was presented with a Certifi cate of Appreciation by Board Chairman, John Carlson and fellow Board members. Ralls began working for the Conservation Board in July of 1985 and recently reached the 25 year milestone on July 1st of this year. For the fi rst 8 years of her career as Naturalist, Ralls worked for both Winnebago and Hancock County Conservation Board’s until going fulltime with Winnebago County in 1993.