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Everyone becomes a kid at heart when the Shrine Circus comes to town. Eating cotton candy while watching the acrobats and elephant acts are all part of the experience. This year’s Shrine Circus will be in Dickinson on Sunday and Monday, April 15-16, at the West River Ice Center. Performances on April 15 are noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The April 16 performance is at 6:30 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Church, of Dickinson, knows how to celebrate the arrival of spring -- throw a festival! The annual Spring Festival is from 4:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the church. “It’s a fundraiser for the church, but it’s a nice way for all parish members to work together and to get to know each other,” said chairperson Renae Sticka.
A boy’s life is in the hands of the jury during Trinity’s dramatic performance of “Twelve Angry Men.” Directed by Janel Schiff, the performances are in the Black Box theater at Trinity High School.
The second annual Pizza & Pals promises to be a day of fantasy, with pizza and ice cream as snacks, storytime and an opportunity to meet your favorite storybook characters. It’s a fundraiser for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Biesiot Activities Center.
Junior high students at the Dickinson Middle School and Grant County School demonstrated their research skills during the first Southwest Regional National History Day on Thursday, March 22. Grant County School (Elgin, Carson and New Leipzig students) took 26 kids to the event, led by social studies teacher Susan Reinhiller.
Eighth-graders at Dickinson Middle Schools applied their knowledge in technology to win awards at the 2018 North Dakota Technology Student Association convention. It was held March 19-20 at Mandan. “I was pleasantly surprised -- students took many weeks and months to prepare some of the projects, and some built them on site,” said Todd Selle, eighth-grade STEM teacher. “The students blew me away with their success.”
Dickinson High School students used their curiosity and technology skills to bring home 11 first-place awards at the 2018 North Dakota Technology Student Association convention. It was held March 19-20 at Mandan. “They did very, very well, ” advisor Susan Haider said. “They started working already in September. They came in on opportunity period, lunch hours and after school. Of course, some waited until the last minute.”
Amanda El-Dweek, of Watford City, sees humor in baseball cards, annoying emails or having to get a drivers’ license. El-Dweek expresses her humor by drawing comic strips titled “Amanda the Great.” The series was launched in November 2016 on the website, GoComics.com.
The Dickinson High School cheerleading team demonstrated their skill, determination and heart when they won first place in the team performance at the North Dakota Cheer Coaches Class A winter competition. It was held March 17 at Bismarck High School.
The Elkhorn Quarters is the newest construction project in Medora—designed to enhance the lodging experience for guests and employees. Sponsored by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, the Elkhorn Quarters will replace the Bunkhouse Motel on the southside of Medora. The Elkhorn Quarters consists of 18 buildings with 364 total rooms— 201 employee rooms and 163 guest rooms.