Fire Prevention Week

October 10th-14th was Fire Prevention week at BHS for the elementary kids. During that week, the students learned about how to stay safe around a fire and how to not play with matches to start a fire. The fire department handed out stickers, pencils, and suckers to kids in 1st-3rd grade.

On Friday October 14th, the fire department put on an assembly for 1st-3rd graders to teach  them about fire safety. They showed the kids what a smoke detector sounds like, and what it means if it’s going off. Devin Benson modeled their bunker gear to show the kids what they look like, and to not be afraid of them.

“I hope they learn the hazards a fire can cause and when to take safety precautions,” says EMT Jessica Evans. “We want them to yell for help so it can help us locate them if they were ever in a structure fire.”

by Brooke Peterson

JHFB Victory Over Eustis Farnam

Thursday, October 13th the Junior High football boys traveled to Eustis, to face the Eustis Farnam Knights. They beat the Knights 38-8 for their final game of the season. The boys had a really great season ending it with a 4-1 record. Ending the season on a high note, Coach Newcomb had this to say. “They were a very fun group of boys to work with.”

Next season should be successful according to Coach Newcomb, “Every single player made tremendous improvements from beginning of season, to the end.”

FFA T-Shirt Sales

The BerMis FFA Chapter has had an amazing year since its start in 2015-2016.  Much of the success has been due in part to all the awesome support they have received from the Bertrand and Loomis communities.  In order to keep things going, the FFA students will once again be selling t-shirts to help raise funds for all the activities.  The cost of the shirt is $12,($14 for larger sizes).  If you would like to help out the FFA by buying one of these shirts please complete the online order form or return the paper form before October 18th.


Blood Drive Update

Bertrand-area potential blood donors, due to cancellations and changes in our donor schedule, we have a few openings for our student-led scholarship blood drive at the Bertrand Community Building tomorrow (Tues., Oct. 11).  Please call Kim Johnson at the BCS office at 308-472-3427 or email her at if you’re available at one of the following times for blood donation:
Thanks to all who support all of the Bertrand blood drives and help save lives!