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Sisseton teacher earns Fellowship in the Arts

by Katy Heinecke
Courier Staff Writer

Sisseton Middle School Art Teacher Alexis Monroe has been chosen as a recipient through the National Artist Teacher Fellowship Program, which will take her to Italy in June. The NATF is celebrating its 15th year of sending talented artists to participate in this prestigious program. The extended application process started in October of 2014 with a letter of intent that was submitted. Alexis was notified in January that she was chosen as a finalist, in late February she was turning in her five page proposal, and just one month later she was notified by phone that she was going to Italy! For the rest of this story please buy a copy of this weeks Sisseton Courier on news stands now.

Alexis Monroe

Traveling to Italy for Art - Sisseton Middle School Art Teacher Alexis Monroe has been selected to further her artist development through the National Artist Teacher Fellowship (NATF) Program. As an NATF Fellow, she will be traveling to Italy in June. ~ Courier Photo

Fire danger high throughout region, Sisseton Fire Department responds to fires

The Sisseton Volunteer Fire Department has responded to more than one accidental fire in the area, and concern is growing about the possibility of more fires. For the rest of this story please buy a copy of this weeks Sisseton Courier on news stands now.

Grass Fire

Grass Fires - Above, the Sisseton Volunteer Fire Department extinguishes a grass fire southwest of Sisseton on Tuesday, April 14, which was sparked by a disk striking a rock. Another grass fire near Sica Hollow on Wednesday, April 15, was caused by dry grass on a mower deck, and a third fire just north of the Sisseton Housing on Thursday evening, April 16, was of unknown cause. The Sisseton Volunteer Fire Department safely extinguished all three fires, but they serve as a reminder of the fire danger in the area. Roberts County remains under a burn ban. ~ Courier Photo

 

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