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Today's nurses are graduating with a greater knowledge of nursing skills than ever before, and even the fashions have evolved over the years. Dickinson State University Department of Nursing faculty and students reflected on those changes as they celebrate the department's 50th anniversary. "To become a nurse is so hard, first you must get a degree and then pass the national exam to become licensed as a nurse," said Dr. Mary Anne Marsh, chair of the Department of Nursing.
The residents of Evergreen petted a menagerie of furry and feathered animals when the Lila Krebs family hosted a pet show on Tuesday. The farm animals included rabbits, chickens, ducks, sheep, a miniature horse and donkey. Resident Tony Wolf laughed when he petted a black chicken. “We raised chickens, yes, but not that kind,” he said. “My wife would cut off their heads, I wouldn’t butcher them.”
The eighth-graders at the Dickinson Middle School are learning what a machinist does -- thanks to a state-of-the-art CNC lathe donated by area businesses. Eighth grader Elijah Daniel described a lathe as the machine that makes parts. “I think it's confusing, there’s a lot of buttons -- at least 60 buttons,” he said.
Veterans from around the region gathered Sunday, Sept. 10, for the first community veterans’ hog roast. “It was my vision to bring veterans together -- I wanted this day to come together as a family,” said Marilyn Jacobs of New England, who is the second vice commander of the American Legion Matthew Brew Post No. 3.
Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming Out of Darkness Walk -- a community event that coincides with National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The Lisa Stoltz family will be walking in memory of Lisa’s brother, Myron Koch, who at the age of 32, died of suicide. Lisa was only 13 years old at the time.
It would be unthinkable to play old-time music without an accordionist -- at least that’s how the Czech Heritage Orchestra musicians see it. By tradition, the orchestra has been providing the music for Czech Day scheduled this year on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Catholic Workman Hall in New Hradec. However, when their accordionist, Chuck Kadrmas died Feb. 28, the remaining musicians didn’t know what to do.
Tattoo artists from around the United States are headed to Dickinson for the 2017 Legendary Tattoo Expo. The weekend event is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17, at the Ramada Grand Dakota Hotel, which is hosting the event. In addition to seeing more than 40 tattoo artists at work, the public will help raise money for local children with cancer. A $25 wrist band serves as the weekend pass for all of the activities, games and entertainment.
Digging up dinosaur fossils means getting into the dirt, often on your knees and under the blazing sun. But seldom has the work ever been more rewarding than a field trip taken to north central Montana this summer. Dr. Denver Fowler, the paleontologist at the Dickinson Museum Center, along with Dr. Liz Freedman-Fowler and their four-person volunteer team, returned to Dickinson Aug. 28 with 38 jackets of fossils and smaller pieces of fossilized bone. Among them was a dinosaur that was previously unknown to the scientific world—a type of nodosaur from 76 million years ago.
The upcoming solo faculty recital by Kelsey K. Rogers is more than an evening of classical music -- it’s an opportunity to support Dickinson’s AMEN Food Pantry. The recital is the fourth in an ongoing series of recitals titled “If Music Be the Food -- Dickinson” and is a satellite of the original series begun by Carol Rodland.
A western quilt featuring 137 livestock brands will be auctioned to the highest bidder when the Badlands Ministries holds its 37th annual Fall Event. The Fall Event is Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Medora Community Center. A camp-led worship service starts at 11 a.m., followed by a chicken barbecue dinner and silent auction at noon.