Tara Paulsen, Tess VanMaanen, LeeAnna Gaugler and Lexi Drake

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H-BC students selected for Augie Band Festival

Four Hills-Beaver Creek High School students will participate in the 64th annual Augustana Band Fest Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12-13, at the Sioux Falls university.

The students — Tara Paulsen, Tess VanMaanen, LeeAnna Gaugler and Lexi Drake — will rehearse with the Blue Band during the two-day festival and perform in the Friday, Nov. 13, Grand Finale Concert at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

The concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

The festival brings students from the five-state area to participate in one of three bands, Gold, Blue and Honor, and work with various music educators/directors.

Students are nominated for the honor by their high school band directors.

Luverne-Adrian FFA team earns state berth

The Luverne-Adrian FFA Chapter horse judging team placed fourth out of 16 teams at the Region 6 FFA Horse Judging Contest in Fairmont.

Their finish qualifies the team for the Minnesota State FFA Horse Judging career development event conducted in April 2022.

Team members included Sawyer Sasker, Cash Bonnett, Emma Deutsch, Morgan Bonnett and Julia Hoogland.

Individually Hoogland placed second and Morgan Bonnett placed 24th overall.

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