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May 20, 2020

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Hamann Named to All State Quiz Bowl Team; Cox Named Coach of the Year

    The Iowa Quiz Bowl League announced their end of the year awards, and Camric Hamann (son of Jana and Lance Hamann of Correctionville) was chosen as one of eight students to be given All-State honors. This was his second year in which he was given this honor.
    The late Mrs. Ann Cox was voted as the Small School Coach of the Year. This award has also been renamed in her honor. Ann passed away unexpectedly on January 12, 2020. Ann had been MVAO/MVAOCOU's Talented and Gifted teacher for 19 years. She escorted many students to Math Bowls, Quiz Bowls, Destination ImagiNation competitions and countless other matches of the minds.
    "I remember my first time driving a van load of kids to my first Quiz Bowl competition," reminisced Julie Whitney, Ann's sister. "I didn't know what to expect, but I definitely didn't realize the vast areas of categories for the questions. It was intriguing to see the crazy things to which many students did know the answers, as well as questions from "my days" that I found to be easy answers---yet they didn't know them."
    One of those students, Hamann, does have a vast knowledge of a variety of subjects. The MVAOCOU junior during the 2019-20 school year isn't a man of many words, but when he's at quiz bowl (and other times), his words are usually correct.
    "I'm very proud of Camric's accomplishments this season. He has a wealth of knowledge and I would say that he is the backbone of the team," said Coach Samantha Hallowell. Hallowell took over as the quiz bowl coach after Cox passed away. "If nobody else knows the answer, all heads turn to Camric in hopes that he has it, and more often than not he does."
    The backbone and his teammates did very well the last couple seasons. Before COVID-19 shut down school and all school related activities, the quiz bowl team had been competing in the KCAU tournament. Luckily, the matches were all recorded before the shut down. The tournament began airing in April and will continue airing on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. into July. The MVAOCOU team will be competing in the June 13, 27, and July 4 competitions televised. Check them out!
    "I feel that Ann was very deserving of the Coach of the Year Award," added Hallowell. "I know how much she loved this group of students and how proud she would be of them for pressing on and still performing at a high level during this time of grief and loss. She is, and will continue to be very much missed."
    While Hamann was considered a big part of the team, he remains humble and acknowledges the rest of the team in the accomplishments. After all, had Hamann, Max Steffes, Dawson Bolinger, Sydney Fundermann, Ben Kovarna, Blake Paulsen, and Emma Heck not all worked together, there was a chance that Hamann's skills would have been lost in the thousands of quiz bowl kids in the state.
    "I couldn't have done this (earned All State) without my team," said Hamann. "I also couldn't have done this without what Mrs. Cox taught me."
    MVAO Superintendent Jeff Thelander summed up the accomplishments perfectly.
    "We are so proud of Camric for this accomplishment and we are proud of our entire quiz bowl team for all they accomplished this year," said Thelander. "It is fitting that the award is now named after Mrs. Cox, because she was so dedicated to this wonderful program, not only in our school, but at the state level. She was a passionate advocate for Quiz Bowl and her impact will be felt for many years to come."

More Businesses Open Up

Charlene Pine receives some hair pampering Saturday.
    Saturday was a big day for people longing to have their lengthening hair shortened. Statewide, hair and nail salons were able to open again.
    Possibly the biggest complaint the last few weeks has been the need for hair pampering. Cutting, styling, coloring, curling, were all common complaints among a growing number of women and men. Saturday, the salons reopened, including Janet's in Danbury.
    "The last time I was open was March 20th," commented owner Janet Pithan. "I'm grateful to be back. I missed everybody."
    Charlene Pine was one of the first to get pampered. Saturday morning she paid a visit to Janet.
    "I'm glad to get a cut and a curl," Charlene said. "I couldn't stand to look in the mirror anymore."
    "Everybody has been patient," added Pithan. "They know they need to wait their turn, but I'm working longer to get everyone in."
    Schrank's is again open for dine in. Saturday afternoon the business blocks were full of cars with Danbury business supporters. It was indeed good to see the cars on Main Street again.
    "It is nice to see people come in and being able to wait on them," said Schrank's manager Tye Schrank.. It definitely raises the morale of the employees to be able to talk to people and start to get back to a normal routine."

Memorial Day Cemetery Services WILL Be Held

Program at Dana Hall Cancelled

    Under recommendation from the state commander, the Carlson Frum Legion Post #336 has cancelled the program at Dana Hall this year.
    The Carlson Frum Post #336 Legion will be holding their annual color guard service. They will be at the Otto Cemetery at 9:00 and at the Danbury cemeteries at 10:30. They will start at St. Patrick's entrance, not at the north end of the cemetery.
    All servicemen and ex-servicemen are welcome to come and take part in the services. Please be at Otto Cemetery by 8:45.

Congratulate the Graduate

    Normally this would be our graduation issue. We would acknowledge the high school graduates with a picture and information for those who return our questionnaire. Well, this WILL still happen, but not until July when MVAOCOU will


St. Mary's Church Renovation Update

    The sanctuary floor has been finished, but that's not very photo worthy. So we head to the back of the church.
    The closet and cabinet in the east entrance are gone in anticipation of the new lift



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    When activities pretty much cease, so does the news. Yeah, that's a shocker, isn't it?
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