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Brad Gjermundson, a four-times saddle bronc world champion, grew up riding horses on his parents’ ranch near Marshall. Today, he has his own ranch and continues to steer rope on the rodeo circuit. In recognition of his contributions to the western way of life, Gjermundson was named Roughrider Commission Rancher of the Year.
Local quilt shop proprietor Suzy Rummel of Suzy’s Stash in Richardton is welcoming kids into her shop June 21 through Oct. 31 to participate in Row by Row Junior. It’s the kids’ version of the summertime travel event for quilt-making fans known as Row by Row Experience. Kids ages 6-14 visit participating shops in person and collect a free sewing pattern designed just for them to make.
A family band from Florida is touring the upper midwest this summer, with a stop scheduled at the Phil Patterson Memorial Bandshell. Dickinson audiences will be treated to the music of the Trinity River Band at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. Originally known as the Harris Family, the Trinity River Band consists of dad, Michael (guitar and vocals); mom, Lisa (bass, vocals); daughter, Sarah Harris-Hall, (mandolin, lead vocals); son, Joshua (banjo, dobro and vocals) and daughter, Brianna (fiddle, vocals).
Visitors to the 41st annual Medora Car Show will have an opportunity to see the special exhibit car that resembles a tricycle with a one-cylinder engine. It’s an 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen replica. “There are no originals left and this replica is coming from Sanborn, Iowa,” said Mark Schields, show co-chairman. “ It’s something most people have never seen. The company had the blueprints of the original car and they were used to make the replicas as accurately as possible.”
North Dakota’s fifth annual Fishin’ for the Cure tournament gets underway Saturday, June 16, at Beulah Bay. The shotgun start is 8 a.m. and weigh-in begins at 3 p.m. CT. “Fishin’ for the Cure -- curing childhood cancer one lake at a time” is an effort to raise funds for childhood cancer research, and to support local families with their medical expenses, said event coordinator Tyler Schlosser.
The waiting is finally over -- the popular Bandshell concert series is about to resume. So bring a lawn chair or blanket for opening night, and enjoy the entertainment by Monroe Crossing from Minnesota. The bandshell concerts are held Tuesdays at the Phil Patterson Memorial Bandshell located in Memorial Park, 801 Fifth Ave. W., Dickinson. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and are free. Sponsors are secured by Dickinson Parks and Recreation.
Monroe Crossing will treat their fans to a medley of bluegrass and classic country music when the band opens for the 2018 bandshell concert series in Dickinson. The performance starts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at the Phil Patterson Memorial Bandshell. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, it’s free. Named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The father of bluegrass music,” Monroe Crossing has entertained audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe.
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) in Dickinson has been revitalized, thanks to its new sponsoring agency -- Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. LSS has taken over the RSVP program for the state of North Dakota, with offices for Fargo/Grand Forks, Devils Lake/Jamestown, Bismarck, Minot and Dickinson. “RSVP is not an organization, it’s a federal program that requires a sponsoring organization,” said Nancy Olson, RSVP team leader.
Campers and counselors walk hand-in-hand when they transition from one event to the next at Taylor-Richardton School. It’s a unique bond formed quickly at Camp ReCreation. “It’s an experience that changes people’s lives for both the campers as well as the counselors,” said Lisa Lawrence, program director.