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The last weeks of summer seem certain to be celebrated in force by the good people of Dickinson, judging by the tremendous turnout at this year's Chalk Walk. Families of all sizes came to the Memorial Bandshell to make memories and masterpieces under cerulean skies. "We love it, to be honest," Nick Leany, who brought his young family along, said at the event. "Dickinson has a lot of winter months so it's hard to get out, but in the summer it's real nice. It's great the city puts on shows like this."
The Dickinson-area Cub Scouts of America will be showing off their skills and teaching younger children the ins-and-outs of science, survival and a lot more at their Fall Fun Day, coming to Patterson Lake Sept. 8. "It is open to the public for any kids who would have interest in what the Boy Scouts is all about," Beth Ann Pulley, district executive for the Roughrider District of the Boy Scouts of America, said in a phone interview. "The boy scouts will be there to teach the Cub Scouts."
Dickinson got a taste of the Southwest at their local Cash Wise store the past couple of weekends. They apparently found the taste to their liking with sales of Hatch Green Chile exceeding initial expectations and ensuring this year's "Hatchapalooza" won't be the last. "It's been over 6,000 pounds in the two weeks," Cash Wise Store Director Matt Sellers said of the event, noting he had initially only ordered 1,000 pounds of the chiles. They sold 1,500 pounds on the first day alone.
This year's Pooch Pool Party proved an outstanding success, drawing in dozens of dog owners and their canine companions to enjoy one last splash of summer fun at the West River Community Center water park. "I think every year we grow it more and more," Alissa Karsky, programs supervisor with Dickinson Parks and Recreation, said of the event, which is her brainchild. "Those animal owners in town love to have something for their four-legged family."
Dickinson can look forward to getting a real taste of the great American Southwest next weekend as the local CashWise store presents "Hatchapalooza"—a celebration of green chiles and southwestern cuisine to benefit the local United Way. "We're going to have demos in the store of all the different foods with chile in them," Matt Sellers, store director at Cash Wise, said of the event. "Obviously we're going to be roasting Hatch peppers out front. You can buy them in store and take them out front and we'll roast them."
When Eastern Cattle filed for bankruptcy in 2010, it left hundreds of businesses and individuals high and dry. At the time, it was among the largest cattle dealers in the nation. Its owners were convicted for fraud in federal court years later, but the damage was already done.
With the decision now made to focus efforts on bringing the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library to the Medora area, the board of trustees for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation, along with Gov. Doug Burgum, met Friday morning in Medora to discuss the next chapter in the story of the creation of a presidential library and museum for America's 26th president.
Downtown Dickinson is rocking a new addition—Salt of the Earth, a locally owned store that offers saltwater flotation therapy, crystals, salt lamps and other health-focused additions to the home and office.
The final form of the 2018 Farm Bill will be shaped by all of North Dakota's U.S. legislators—Rep. Kevin Cramer, Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven—who have been named to the Farm Bill Conference Committee with the goal of producing a working bill ready for signature. They have until Sept. 30 before the current law expires—and both wings of the Legislature are currently out of session.
The little town of Medora continues to grow as the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) continues work to put the finishing touches on the Elkhorn Quarters, an affordable accommodation option for families and employees to the popular western attraction. "Harold (Schafer)'s vision for Medora is a place for families," Daniel Gannarelli, marketing specialist with Medora, said. "The one thing he always had in mind on the business side of that vision is that Medora needs a room that is under $100, so that families don't have to break the bank to come here."