Three Bear Cave Intermediate School students have each won a bicycle courtesy of the Books for Bikes program sponsored by the Stewartville Masonic Lodge and the Olmsted County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. Students include, front row, from left, Elias Yann, fourth grader; Claire Bunne, third grader; and Talan Fauver, fifth grader. Standing in back are Stewartville Masonic Lodge members, from left, Tony Knutson, junior warden; Bill Hubbard, worshipful master; and George Thompson, past master; along with Angie Kime, media specialist at Bear Cave Intermediate School. Students become eligible for the bicycles by reading books and submitting book reports. The winning students' names are announced at an all-school assembly at the end of the first and second semesters of each school year.
Standing before a large audience of students at Bear Cave Intermediate School, Bill Hubbard spoke about the joys of reading. Hubbard, the worshipful master of the Stewartville Masonic Lodge, encouraged the third, fourth and fifth graders to read as much as they can... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Feb. 6 Stewartville STAR.