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Red Cross/FCCLA Blood Drive

The Stanton FCCLA is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, October 10th, at the Stanton Viking Center from 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Call the high school office at 829-2162 to register or go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter: Vikings to schedule an appointment.  

  By donating blood you are not only helping save lives but you are also helping earn a scholarship for one or more graduating seniors. 


  Today is Homecoming. This year the theme is “Western”.

The parade at 1:30 p.m. and the game against East Mills starts tonight at 7:00 p.m.,  Pictures of the court will be taken at 12:30 p.m. by Strickland Photography on the west side of the school today. 

  The dance begins after the game until 11:30 p.m. and costs $5.00.

Homecoming Parade Entries.

  The “Kiddie Parade” is always a popular part of the parade. There are three categories for the “Kiddie Parade”–Vehicle, Pet and Costume. All students in 6th grade and below are encouraged to participate and show their enthusiasm and pride in support of our Vikings! Sign up for the “Kiddie Parade” will begin at 12:45 p.m. at the corner north of FMTC office. All entrants should be checked in prior to 1:15 p.m. The Homecoming Parade begins at 1:30 p.m.

Junior Class Fundraiser

  The Junior Class will be selling silver and purple scrunchies 1 for $3 and 2 for $5.They will also be selling vinyl stickers that can be put on windows for $4 apiece. The stickers are purple or white V's with a purple or white Stanton running along one side of the V. All of the proceeds will be used to fund the junior prom. The juniors will be selling them during the Pancake Feed and before and during half time of the football game tonight. 

Iowa Healthiest State Initiative Annual Walk

  All students in grades K-12 will be involved in the Iowa Healthiest State initiative annual walk on October 2nd. We plan to start at the gym around 2:00 p.m. and follow the trail to Anderson Park, where we will enjoy a healthy snack and then return to school. All members of the community are welcome to join our walk and follow behind us!

Scholastic Book Fair

  The Scholastic Book Fair will be held Monday, October 21st, through Thursday, October 24th. Come visit the Book Fair being held in the elementary concourse those days.



Viqueen Volleyball

  On Monday, September 23rd, the Viqueens traveled to Corning for a triangular with Southwest Valley and East Union. The Junior Varsity girls put in a winning three-set battle against Southwest Valley and also won the East Union match in two sets. The varsity Viqueens came out strong against East Union and took the match in two sets with scores of 25-18 and 25-19. In the match against Southwest Valley, the Queens dropped the first set 20-25 and then came back to win the second set 25-22 before dropping a very close third set 12-15. 

  The varsity Viqueen team will travel to Bedford on Saturday for the Bedford Tournament. The schedule for the team is as follows:

    10:00      Stanton vs. Murray in large gym

    11:30      Stanton vs. Lamoni in small gym

    12:15      Stanton vs. Bedford in small gym

  Game times are approximate. Consolation and championship brackets to follow pool play. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students. 

  The team will enter into Corner Conference tournament play beginning on Monday, September 30th. The schedule is included in the bulletin.

Junior Varsity Team Wins Griswold Tournament for Third Consecutive Year

  On Saturday, September 21st, the junior varsity team traveled to Griswold to participate in the Griswold JV Tournament. In pool play, the Queens won all of their matches: Clarinda Academy (21-11, 21-7), Griswold (21-14, 18-21, 15-8), Sidney (21-18, 25-13) and Shenandoah (18-21, 21-7, 15-7). The Viqueens put in a strong performance working very well as a team on the court and won the tournament for the third consecutive year. Great job girls!

Viking Football

  The JV team lost their first game of the season this past Monday 42-44 to the Sidney Cowboys. With a record of 2-1, they will head to Griswold next Monday.

  The varsity team coming off of a bye week, will host a very scrappy East Mills team, who comes into town with a perfect 2-0 record in district play. The Vikings look to tarnish their record and fight for a homecoming win! Go Vikings!

Junior High Volleyball

  The junior Viqueens hosted Bedford on Thursday, September 19th.  The young Queens did an outstanding job and took all sets that they played over the Bulldogs. Set scores were 21-17, 21-12, 21-10, 21-14, 21-17, 21-10 and 15-8. On Tuesday, September 24th, the team traveled to Hamburg to take on the Wildcats. The Queens turned in set scores of 21-17, 10-21, 4-15 and 19-21, 21-18 and 19-17. The team will have next week off due to Corner Conference tournament action and will return to the court on Tuesday, October 8th, as they travel to take on the East Mills squad.

Junior High Football

 The Junior High football team kicked off Homecoming week Monday night with a 44-40 win over the Sidney Cowboys. The boys held off a big comeback from the Cowboys and walked away with their first win of the season. They look to keep rolling next Monday at Griswold. Thank you to everyone who came out to cheer on the team and we look forward to the rest of the season. Go Vikes! 


  We would like to recognize Franny Allen for her efforts to support the students at Stanton. Franny is an assistant in the kitchen every day. This is Franny's 2nd year as a kitchen assistant. She spends 3 hours each day helping them prepare the meals for all the students. We sure appreciate all that Franny does for our school and thank her for her efforts here at Stanton.

  We have a correction from last week’s bulletin. Steve Johnson's daughters are Michelle, Meredith, Megan and Abby.



Southwest Iowa College Fair for Area High School


Horatio Alger National and Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Program

-due the application will close October 25, 2019.


-be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Nebraska or western Iowa, progressing normally toward graduation, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following graduation; 

-have a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); 

-critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required); 

-involvement in co-curricular and community activities; 

-display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity;

-demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0); 

-be a United States citizen



Stanton Booster Club Tailgate Meal

  Stanton Booster Club tailgate meal starting at 5:00 p.m. before the homecoming game. Ribeye sandwich, beans, chips, homemade dessert and a drink for $8.00. Then join us in cheering on our Vikings!

Stanton Booster Club Wearables

  Stanton Booster Club all new Stanton wearables will be on sale during the free Homecoming Pancake Feed today at the Old Stanton Lumberyard. The wearables will be on display and available for sale from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Adult Hoodies $25.00
Tees $15.00
Baseball Shirts $15.00
Long Sleeve Tees $17.00
Crewneck Sweatshirts $22.00
1/4 Zip Sweatshirts $30.00
All sizes XXL and up add $2.00
Stocking Caps, Beanies, Scarves $15.00

Youth and Toddler Tees $12.00
Youth Baseball Shirts $12.00
Youth Hoodies $20.00

*Other items will be available for sale

Covenant Women’s Homecoming Food Sale

  The Covenant Women’s Homecoming Food Sale will held be September 27th, 10:30 a.m. to parade time, inside the Senior Citizen’s Building. This is a new location. There will be baked breads, pies, sweets, fresh garden produce, fall apples, and more.

Adult Music/Dance featuring “Open Interest Band”

  Be sure to stop by the Old Lumberyard Event Center tonight after the Stanton/Essex Homecoming Football Game! Open Interest Band (featuring Josh Wiig, SHS Alumni) will be playing from 9:00 p.m.-Midnight. Admission is $5. Everyone is invited!

Community Road Trip to Manning           

  Stanton Community members will be taking a “road trip” to Manning, Iowa on Saturday, September 28th, at 8:00 AM. Everyone is invited! Stanton has been paired with Manning as a “mentor” in preparation for re-applying for the Iowa Great Places Designation in Spring of 2020 and a community tour of Manning is a part of the application process. We will leave at 8:00 a.m. and return around 3:00 p.m. The tour begins with breakfast and will continue through the downtown, businesses, and more. To RSVP or ask questions, contact Jenna Ramsey at [email protected] or call (712)829-7340!


  JHUG and CYO will be having a fall kickoff on Sunday, September 29th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Isaacson’s. Games and bonfire, food will be provided. Please bring a lawn chair and a friend!!

Trick or Treat on the Trail

  Stanton Betterment Association’s 13th Annual Trick or Treat on the Trail will be held on October 26th from 3:00-5:00 PM. They are in need of groups to pass out candy, hayrack ride helpers and approximately 400 little goblins. To sign up or for further information, call Jacque Bates at 829-2814 or email her at [email protected]. No dogs please. Trick or Treat at Accura Healthcare will be 3:00-4:00 PM.

Get Your Walk On!

  Join Montgomery County Memorial Hospital and more for the Healthiest State Annual Walk on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 5:30 p.m. at the Stanton Viking Center, Lower Level Doors. Stanton community businesses including Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, Accura Healthcare, Great Western Bank and Southwest Iowa REC will be handing out prizes. Come out and walk with your neighbors and enjoy the beautiful Stanton Greenbelt Trail!



Friday, 27th            11:20/11:30-Early Dismissal

                              1:30-Homecoming Parade

                              5:00-Booster Club Tailgate Meal

                              7:00-High School Football with East Mills

Saturday, 28th        9:00-Bedford Volleyball Tournament

Monday, 30th         1:05/1:30-Early Dismissal

                              4:00-Junior High Football at Griswold

                              5:30-Conference Volleyball Tournament at East Mills, Stanton vs East Mills and Fremont-Mills

                              6:00-Junior Varsity Football at Griswold

Tuesday, 1st          6:00-Conference Volleyball Tournament at


Thursday, 3rd         6:00-Conference Volleyball Tournament at Fremont-Mills

Friday, 4th              7:00-High School Football at Griswold

Saturday, 5th          Clarinda Band Jamboree






French Toast




Breakfast Wrap


Juice, Milk


Sausage Gravy w//Biscuit


Juice, Milk


Crescent Roll


Juice, Milk


Breakfast Pizza


Juice, Milk




Stuffed Crust Pizza





Mashed Potato Bowl

Corn/Mandarin Oranges

Mixed Fruit/Roll



Sloppy Joe

Cheesy Broccoli/Tri-Tater

Pineapple/Apple Crisp



Tuna Noddle Casserole

Peas/Green Beans




Chicken Fried Steak/Bun


Sweet Potatoes

Baked Beans

Mandarin Oranges/Pineapple




Conference Volleyball Tournament Brackets


September 30 at Sidney (POOL A)


Sidney vs. Essex

Griswold vs. Essex

Sidney vs. Griswold


September 30 at East Mills (POOL B)


East Mills vs. Stanton

Fremont-Mills vs. Stanton

East Mills vs. Fremont-Mills


Matches start at 5:30 and will be best 2 out of 3



October 1 Semifinals at Sidney


Pool B #1 vs. Pool A #2

Pool A#1 vs. Pool B #2


Matches start at 6:00 and will be best 3 out of 5


October 3 Championships at Fremont-Mills

Consolation Match (loser of semifinal vs. loser of semifinal)

Championship Match (winner of semifinal vs. winner of semifinal)


Consolation match will start at 6:00 with Championship to follow. Best 3 out of 5

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