After an undefeated season and a win in the city championship game, this 14u team from Battle Creek Recreation Center continued their undefeated winning streak at the State Tournament in Monticello with 6 more wins against some of the best teams f
State 12UB champions include, in front: Anna Weyandt, Anna Klein, Riley Tuft, Kaelie Smith, Marissa Hawkins, Maria Meggitt, Brianna Willier and Gianna Gabrielli; behind them, Melissa Teal, Madalyn Thill, Katie Garhofer, Samantha Carlson, Madison Sagdalen, Caitlyn Behr and Olivia Schultz and, in back, coaches Bob Smith, Tom Tuft and Paul Klein. (submitted photo)
Parents and coaches of the Johnson Como 12UB State Champion “Devils” see their journey as a tribute to community traditions and the community hockey model.
Bill Johnston feels lucky to be more or less retired at the age of 63. But that doesn’t mean he wants to slow down.
So he’s hatched up a plan to keep busy by providing free financial counseling to area residents.
Natalie Yang, “Big Sister of the Year” for the Twin Cities, keeps busy with extracurriculars at least three nights a week. The Johnson High School junior says, “I used to be very shy,” but with the help of the Big Brother Big Sister program, she opened up. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Natalie Yang, shown with her “Little Sister” Emily, says the two make a good match. Through their time hanging out together, “I’ve definitely noticed (Emily) has become more outgoing,” Yang says. (photo courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities.)
Natalie Yang receives ‘Big Sister of the Year’ award for the Twin Cities area