Marshall County Central
Wall of Honor
Clarice Halvorson Floberg
Clarice Halvorson graduated from Newfolden High School in 1948. Following graduation, she attended a one year teacher training class for teaching in one room country schools. For the next 10 years, she taught in six different country schools in Marshall County, where the total number of students in each school ranged from 4 to 18. She was responsible for teaching every grade level, keeping the wood stove going, and making sure the school was kept tidy. She also attended off campus classes and summer classes at Moorhead State College, obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. In 1968, Clarice accepted a position at Viking Elementary. For the following 30 years, Clarice taught Chapter 1 students in both Viking and Newfolden Elementary schools.
She was chosen MCC Educator of the Year in 1993. Teaching has always been her passion and she hopes she was able to impact the lives of her students in a positive way.
G. Edwin Mounger was born and raised in Washington State, graduating from high school in 1941. He attended Washington State University for a year and half before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1942. Discharged from the army in 1946, he returned to Washington State University, earning a major in Industrial Arts and a minor in Psychology. He later earned a degree in Engineering from the University of Minnesota and completed coursework for a Master’s degree in Industrial Arts from Moorhead State College.
Prior to teaching in Newfolden, he worked as a cabinet maker, taught in Wapato, WA, and an engineer for Honeywell. Ed, his wife, Marilyn, and their 2 children moved to Newfolden in 1957. He taught Industrial Arts in a remodeled bus garage for eight years. After leaving Newfolden in 1965, he taught at Lake Park School and Moorhead Technical College. After retiring from teaching in 1981, he built custom cabinets and remodeled homes.
Eddie Mounger’s legacy is firmly entrenched in the lives of countless young men who learned from his incredible skills and ability to demand excellence in all projects that left his shop. Many former students still say he was their favorite teacher and give him credit for their success in life. He recognized ability and was able to instill his work ethic and consistently high expectations in his students. Items produced in his shop are still present in the home of many students today over 50 years later. Seventeen homes in the Newfolden District were remodeled with cabinets made by students in Eddie’s shop classes.
Eddie will forever be known as “Mr Mounger, our nonpareil shop teacher”.
Ardelle Tanguist Anderson
Ardelle Tangquist grew up on a farm west of Viking. She attended school in Viking for grades 1-8, graduating from Newfolden High School in 1952. After attending Thief River Falls Teachers Training for one year, Ardelle was hired as the 3rd and 4th grade teacher in Holt. In 1956, after marrying Hal Anderson, she was hired as a 3rd and 4th grade teacher in the new Viking Elementary . She taught until 1962, when she took some years off to raise her family. Ardelle returned to teaching 1967, teaching in Viking until retiring in 1999. She was then a substitute teacher for 10 years, teaching everything from kindergarten to high school shop class.
She earned her Bachelor of Science Elementary Education degree from Moorhead State College in 1972.
Chosen as MCC Teacher of the Year in 1985, she had this to say, “It was a challenge to me, as a teacher, to have a part in helping to build into my students the type of character and leadership needed by our nation and the world. I worked diligently to have a classroom characterized by politeness, cooperation, mutual respect, shared responsibilities, humor and cheerfulness.”
Wall of Honor Program 2019
video by Mike Weber
2017 Wall of Honor Program (All Class Reunion)
video by Mike Weber