Traut Wells recognized for growth
Water Right, an international manufacturer of water treatment products, recently recognized Mark J. Traut Wells Inc. for their growth in the industry. Traut Cos. is Water Right’s second largest water treatment dealer based on market size and the fifth largest dealer in the nation.
The designation is based on the volume of water treatment products supplied in 2012.
“Owners Mark and Dave Traut have always been willing to innovate with an eye toward company growth,” said Jim Gruenke, water treatment division manager. “By doing so, we are now positioned as the ‘go to’ dealership for solving unique water-treatment challenges throughout our area.”
In addition to their water treatment and purification services for farm, home and business, Traut Cos. offers municipal and commercial well-drilling services and products, irrigation wells for farm and in-ground lawn irrigation, residential products and services, and features a water analysis laboratory. Learn more at www.trautwells.com.
Five St. John’s Prep students recently earned top scores in the National Spanish Exam.
The are the following: freshman Ilia Bauer-Jones, daughter of Stacy Bauer of St. Joseph and Zack Jones of St. Paul, earned bronze-medal status, level 1; eighth-grader Lauren Kissela (98thpercentile), daughter of Marcia Allard and Chad Kissela of St. Joseph, earned gold-medal status, level 2: sophomore Emily Powers, daughter of Bridget and James Powers of Collegeville, and freshman Anja Wuolo, daughter of Lorie and David Wuolo of St. Joseph, both earned bonze-medal status, level 2; and sophomore Sarah Schrup, daughter of Myra and Thomas Schrup of St. Joseph, earned bronze-medal status, level 3.
More than 2,300 students in Minnesota took the exam. Awards are based on national performance. gold medalists ranked above the 94th percentile while bronze medalists above the 74th percentile. The gold medal winners (only 90 in the state) were honored May 18 at a banquet at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul.
Mary Eisenschenk of St. Joseph was recently selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks, a program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better.
The Tanks of Thanks program from Cenex®, the CHS energy brand, encourages people to nominate friends, family and neighbors for free fuel as a way to say thank you for doing good in the community. Each month, 100 nominees are randomly selected to receive free fuel from the Tanks of Thanks program. Eisenschenk was nominated for coordinating local blood drives, serving as a member of the Parent Teachers Association, organizing various community events including Spunktacular Days and being a member of the Avon Chamber of Commerce. Earlier this month, Eisenschenk was selected to receive a $50 Tanks of Thanks gift card redeemable at any Cenex location.
“There are people doing good things in every local community, and these acts of kindness do not go unnoticed or unappreciated,” explains Akhtar Hussain, CHS refined fuels brand marketing manager. “Congratulations to Mary Eisenschenk, and thank you for your contribution to the community.”