The Bucs' Blade

Raising awareness for water safety

Raising awareness for water safety

Nick Garvale, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

For the second year, The Tri Cities YMCA has recruited the outdoor ed class for a “Safety around water” program that the students teach to local elementary school kids. The instructors educate 205 kids from four schools around Ottawa County about the dangers of the lake and how to stay calm durin...

Starbucks holiday hiccup

Starbucks holiday hiccup

Mercedes Mancilla, reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Review

As the seasons change, so does Starbucks’ seasonal drinks. Every year the winter season drinks are the star of winter. Forget the Pumpkin Spice Latte, peppermint and white chocolate are taking over. The newest drink spoke to me instantly, a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. At first I thought it s...

Six simple ways to simmer down seasonal depression

Six simple ways to simmer down seasonal depression

Nick Rice, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Health

Meditation. Many people process the word “meditation” as sitting on the floor criss-cross applesauce and chanting “om.” If that is how you do it, great. The good news is that is not the only way to meditate. Meditation is the simple act of thought watching. It works a lot like people watching. I...

Frozen In Time downtown event

Frozen In Time downtown event

Julia Drabczyk, Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Top Stories

On Saturday Feb. 10 the windows on Washington were filled with superhero ‘mannequins’. The mannequins are either family members, employees, or volunteers that attract so many families downtown in the heart of winter. Approximately 20 stores downtown were littered with people, Sharon Behm, co-owner...

Local Craft Show is a hit

Local Craft Show is a hit

Lucy Toppen, Reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Briefs, News

White Pines Intermediate was bustling with holiday cheer this past Saturday Dec 9. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. local vendors marketed their goods to shoppers at the Happy Elves Craft Show. Items including jewelry, baked goods, decorative art, hand knit scarves and mittens, holiday decorations, candles, clothing an...

Loaded Potato Casserole

Loaded Potato Casserole

Macy Swiftney and Jamie Gretzinger

November 23, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories, Video

INGREDIENTS 6 russet potatoes, sliced into ¼" slices salt and pepper 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 cups milk 2 large eggs fresh or dried parsley, to garnish (optional) INSTRUCTIONS Pr...

The Best Pumpkin Spice Cookies

The Best Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Macy Swiftney and Jamie Gretzinger

November 23, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories, Video

Serves: 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cups butter, softened 1 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 eggs 1 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 15-ounce can pumpkin 2 cups all-purpose f...

Cranberry Fluff Salad

Cranberry Fluff Salad

Macy Swiftney and Jamie Gretzinger

November 23, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories, Video

Ingredients 12-ounce package fresh cranberries 1 cup sugar 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, undrained 2 cups mini marshmallows 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 cups heavy whipping cream Instructions Add the cranberries to a food processor and pulse until they are...

Football hosts GR Union in Bucs’ Pride purple game

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

October 21, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Sports

t: “All of the hard work I’ve put into football in the offseason and everything, it kinda sucks that this is gonna be the last time I get to put the pads on” Senior Adrian Nelson

Junior Jimmy Mitchell leads boys bowling team

Junior Jimmy Mitchell leads boys bowling team

Zac Holman, Reporter

March 2, 2016


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Junior  Jimmy Mitchell approached the lane for his final frame, a perfect game on the line. He grabbed his black and blue striped ball and threw it down the lane with perfect precision that only a seasoned bowler could accomplish. All the pins dropped. As an eighth grader, Mitchell was able to sa...