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The AMEN Food Pantry shelves were filled with cans of food and paper products on Thursday, thanks to a food drive conducted by Sax Motor Co. of Dickinson. The food drive was part of the Million Meal Food Drive initiated by the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota and the Great Plains Food Bank. Relying on the generosity of its employees and the community, the drive started in June and ended Aug. 30. Twenty-three boxes of food were delivered to the pantry in July, and the final 16 boxes came in Thursday, for a total of 2,976 pounds of food.
Tim and Tara Chase helped their four children find their desks at Hope Christian Academy on Tuesday. The surroundings were relatively new to the four Chase children and their parents as the school held its first day of classes following the completion of a building project to include all grades under one roof. "It's exciting," Tara Chase said. "The two older girls have been coming since kindergarten, and at that time, we were told the high school was going to be built, and now it is. All four kids are here now."
Marvin Runge of Dickinson has a scrapbook filled with historic trivia unlike any other. It's a snapshot of North Dakota history as seen through the eyes of a seventh-grader, when he made it as a school assignment. "I went through magazines and newspapers, and I wrote letters to the State Capitol for information," said Runge as he showed his yellowed and tattered 23-page book. Runge, who will turn age 90 in October, finished the project while he was attending Rainy Butte School, a country school near New England. His teacher at the time was Emma Brude.
It's that time of year again when the United Way of Dickinson launches its 2016-17 campaign. The kickoff luncheon for volunteers is noon Friday at Dunn Bros. Coffee. "It will be a quick training for the volunteers and distribution of packets," United Way Executive Director Nichole De Leon said. The 2016-17 goal is $300,000 for distribution to 17 agencies, which must be non-profits and serve the Stark County area, De Leon said.
KILLDEER—Contributions from Native Americans who have contributed to media arts will be featured during a weekend of entertainment, education and cultural bridge-building during the Dunn County Writers' Visiting Writers Series. Native Americans & The Media Arts is being held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, at the High Plains Cultural Center in Killdeer. "Our mission is to build community around the cultural arts and to preserve the written and cultural legacy of western North Dakota," said executive director and founder of the Dunn County Writers Jennifer Strange.
The public has a new opportunity to recognize veterans as more names are added to the Stark County Veterans Memorial. The first Veterans Appreciation Day in Dickinson will coincide with the re-dedication of the veterans memorial in Memorial Park, 801 Fifth Ave. W., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The memorial consists of 11 granite tables engraved with the names of more than 6,000 Stark County veterans, in honor of their service and sacrifice to the United States military. The initial dedication ceremony was held last September.
KILLDEER MOUNTAINS—Trinity Elementary West fourth-grade teacher Mary Steiner thought it would be a good idea to take her students on an educational hike to the legendary Medicine Hole in the Killdeer Mountains. However, she wasn't about to leave her student, Zeke Kreitinger, behind. Zeke has been diagnosed with Ataxia telangiectasia, a rare neurodegenerative disease. He is the son of Mike and Becky Kreitinger of Dickinson.
RICHARDTON — The Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery at Richardton have a tradition of remembering the sisters who have gone before them. On the feast day of their death,...
The streets of Dickinson are peaceful when Sarah Fast, 19, leaves on her paper route. The birds are chirping, sprinklers are running and patrons sometimes greet her at the door...
Kasey Stengel plans to decorate his black lab, Ranger, with glow-in-the-dark items and head out with his parents on the eighth annual 5K Glow Run for Diabetes on Friday. Kasey,...