On Thursday, December 6, the NCTC Foundation received a check for $50,000 from the estate of Andy Skaar. Andy was the state legislator who was instrumental in designating Thief River Falls as the location for a new community college in the mid-1960s. He designated the funds to create a new endowment for student scholarships. Andy was a bachelor farmer in the Thief River Falls area. He passed away at 96 years old on September 26.