Our Town Business Briefs
KLJ in Dickinson hires 2 transportation engineers
Brown is an engineer with the transportation group. He earned a master’s degree in engineering management from Georgia Southern University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Brown has one year of engineering experience.
Kelly is an engineer with the transportation group. She earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Kelly has one year of engineering experience.
Farmers Union Insurance announces top producers
Jamestown-based Farmers Union Insurance announced in a press release that Daryl Kudrna and Aaron Johansen of Dickinson were top five producers of health insurance sales for the company during the month of October.
2014 Keep ND Clean contest for grades 1-12 to start sooner
The 46th Keep North Dakota Clean contest is starting sooner this year to allow teachers of students in the first through 12th grades to have six additional weeks to integrate the contests into their classroom schedules, according to a press release. All entries will be due mid-March 2014.
The KNDC poster contest is for students in the first through eighth grades, and those with special needs. Students create artwork that reflect his or her knowledge about the responsibility we all have to keep our state and water clean, reduce waste, recycle, plant trees, prevent wildfires, create wildlife habitat and to use all of our natural resources wisely.
The KNDC digital media contest is for high school students.
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department may use the winning media entry to help promote keeping North Dakota trails clean and green. Students creative in art or technology are encouraged to design a striking digital image, create a TV video or make a radio audio clip.
The winners receive a cash award of $100, a certificate, a gold medallion and elementary and junior high winners will also have their posters made into a billboard by Newman Outdoor Advertising and placed near their hometown.
Second-place finishers receive a cash award of $75, a certificate and a silver medallion while third-place finishers receive a cash award of $50, a certificate, and a bronze medallion.
All-state selections and their immediate families and teachers will be invited to an awards ceremony and luncheon on April 25 at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn. Following the luncheon, everyone will receive free admission to the Interpretive Center and to Fort Mandan, as well as to take part in any educational presentations.
The grades, themes and financial supporters for the 2014 poster contest are listed below:
Grade 1 and special needs: Keep North Dakota Clean – North Dakota Department of Transportation
Grade 2: Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires! – North Dakota Forest Service-Fire Management and North Dakota State Garden Clubs
Grade 3: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – North Dakota Department of Health-Division of Waste Management, North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association, and the City of Bismarck-Recycling
Grade 4: Habitat – Homes for Wildlife – North Dakota Game and Fish Department and North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Grade 5: Trees are terrific … in the country and communities! – North Dakota Forest Service-Project Learning Tree
Grade 6: Help Prevent Runoff Pollution – North Dakota State Water Commission-Project WET
Grade 7: North Dakota’s Waters: Keep Them Clean – North Dakota Department of Health-Division of Water Quality
Grade 8: Explore a Greener North Dakota – Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation
High School: Digital Media Contest – North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
For more information, contact the KNDC Poster Contest co-chairs, Glenda Fauske at 701-228-5446 or Pam Wenger at 701-328-4787.