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WDC dancers make all-state team

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Wadena-Deer Creek juniors Kristyn Ament and Autumn Jahnke performed with the All-State Dance Line team March 15 at Wayzata High School.

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Ament and Jahnke are the first WDC dancers to be selected to the All-State team.

“It’s a huge honor,” WDC coach Beth Motschenbacher said.

Knob Hill signs 683 wildlife acres

The Knob Hill Sportsman’s Club has recently placed 24 new signs marking the boundaries of 683 acres of habitat north of Wadena.

The area is open to hunting by the public according to club vice president Byron Larson. Both deer and waterfowl hunters use the area.

“It’s treated the same as any state or federal wildlife management area,” Larson said. “It’s excellent wildlife habitat.”

The Knob Hill Sportsman’s Club has owned the property for 27 years. The club’s annual habitat banquet is on tap May 2 at the Elks Lodge in Wadena.

In addition to maintaining wildlife habitat, the club has released pheasants and sponsored firearm safety classes, ATV and snowmoible training and the high school trapshooting team.

The club will host the state indoor pistol match April 5-6.

Volkmann shares BSU volleyball honors

Former Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball star Courtney Volkmann has been named Co-Offensive Player of the Year at Bemidji State University.

The 5-7 junior setter shared the on with freshman outside hitter Jessica Yost.

Volkmann set career highs in assists (879) and kills (91). Volkmann is currently in 10th place on the team’s all-time assists list with 1,792. She is just 14 assists behind former teammate Jessi-Beth McCannell.

Yost, a former standout for the Bemidji Lumberjacks, led the Beavers in kills with 341.

The Beavers finished the season with 6-22 record. All 13 of their players will be back for the 2014-2015 season.

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