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Year in review: 2017

January 2017

Sports Boosters to hold Signing Night

The Tea Sports Boosters have been working extremely hard on creating awareness not only for Sports Boosters as an entity, but also working on building up school spirit within the community. With many accomplished athletes and programs, but few state titles, the Boosters wanted a way to recognize and cement Tea’s senior athletes in school history. Sports cards were brought up, and soon agreed upon, as a great way to accomplish their goal.

“The Spirit Committee is pleased to put 52 graduating seniors in the limelight on February 17th with our first event – Senior Signing Night,” said Cheri Anderson, head of the Spirit Committee and wife of Girls Soccer Coach Mark Anderson.

McKinney scores 1,000 career points

Tea Area’s Karlee McKinney made history last Thursday, becoming the first player in Tea Area School history to score 1,000 points in a career. McKinney broke the 1,000 point mark during the Vermillion game Dec. 29. McKinney is pictured driving to the hoop against Vermillion.

Pizza Ranch opens new game room

You would be hard pressed to find a Tea resident that has yet to stop by the local Pizza Ranch restaurant. Pizza Ranch is one of the restaurant options that provide the community with a warm family-friendly environment. The food is great, and the menu is so diverse — for a pizza and chicken place — that everyone in the family will find something delicious to sate their appetite.

School board talks architects, land possibilities

The Tea Area school board met Jan. 9 and discussed plans for a land agreement and possible construction for a new elementary.

Superintendent Jennifer Lowery said the city is agreeable to the land agreement the school has prepared and the city sees no conflict of interest of HDR, the city’s engineer, to do the traffic pattern and surveying. President John Herr said getting these items done will help finalize the purchase agreement with the Boulder Group.

Tea native explores Romanian landscape

Tea native Molly Townsend traveled to Romania this fall.

Her travels were not merely for fun. She spent three and a half months this fall in Romania in Northwestern College’s study abroad program.

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