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Richard Leimbach's day starts with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, but it's never the same after that. Leimbach was named principal of Trinity Elementary East and Trinity Elementary West for the 2013-14 academic year. Moving here from Omaha, Neb., Leimbach felt the position was a good fit for his skills as an administrator. "One of the things that struck me was they wanted my experience," he said. "There are not too many situations with elementary kids I haven't already seen." Msgr.
Dickinson's population growth presents both challenges and opportunities for the Dickinson Catholic Schools. "I see it as a tremendous opportunity," said Richard Kruska, who was named acting president in August. "We have room for another 100 students in the high school, and in conversations, we're looking at possibily additional facilities that could take care of the kids." Last year, DCS enrollment was 512 students in grades K-12.
Students are attending classes, and football and volleyball games are underway. Yet there's something different about the Dickinson Catholic Schools. DCS went through a change of leadership this summer. Richard Kruska of Bismarck was named acting president, while Richard Leimbach from Omaha, Neb., is elementary principal and Thomas Sander, also of Omaha, is Trinity High School's principal. The two outgoing principals have moved back into the classroom. The changes were initiated through the Board of Education in an effort to move the schools forward, said Msgr.
RURAL GLEN ULLIN Ken and Mary Ann Duppong are keeping a close eye on their vineyards, waiting for the optimum time to harvest their grape crop. The Duppongs operate Haymarsh Valley Vineyards northwest of Glen Ullin. The vineyard was one of the stops during a chartered bus tour on Sept.
BELFIELD Belfield High School senior Christian Anheluk will use his leadership skills this year to fulfill the duties as a national officer of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. He was elected vice president of parliamentary law during the national leadership conference on July 7-11 at Nashville, Tenn.
BELFIELD Shortly after Christian Anheluk returned from the national conference of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, he packed his bags once again and attended American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C., July 19-26. He was one of two delegates chosen to represent North Dakota based on leadership skills, academic record and activities at the American Legion Boys State. Anheluk was Belfield's delegate to Boys State at Wahpeton. He was sponsored by the Belfield American Legion Post No.
The Salvation Army of Stark County has extended the deadline for its "Coats for Kids" collection. Coats may be donated until Sept. 30 at the RSVP+ office at First St. E. or Sax Motor Co., 52 2st St. E. The winter coats and related items are needed by families who may have moved here from mild climates, RSVP+ specialist Rick Gordon said. "We need all kinds of mittens, gloves, hats, snow pants, coats for children, men and women -- they are all needed," he said. The goal is to exceed last year's collection of 200, he said. The coats will be cleaned at St.
Bryan Armbrust from Belfield turned the flywheel several times before the 1917 Rumley Oil Pull started. With his dad at the steering wheel, the tractor powered up ... putt, putt, putt ... with smoke billowing into the sky. The machine is one of two tractors the Armbrusts have restored and will demonstrate during the 15th annual Good Ol' Taylor Days. The daylong event is Sunday, Sept. 8, at Taylor's Heritage Hill. "It teaches how everything was run in the ol' days," Bryan said. "We'll have old tractors and stationary motors.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is partnering with Dickinson's Out of the Darkness Chapter to hold a community walk on Saturday. The walk starts at 10 a.m. at the Heart River Retreat Center, 2475 West Broadway (formerly the Dickinson Teen Center.) "The reason we're doing this is to bring awareness to the community about suicide," chairman Wilson McLaughlin said.
Dennis and Michaele Binstock of Dickinson recently sat around a campfire with their grandchildren to tell stories and roast marshmallows. It was one of those idyllic weekends at Lake Tschida where they went fishing, walked the dogs and played games in the campers. "All my grandkids spend a lot of time with Dennis and me," Michaele said, while remembering the Labor Day weekend. "I had nine or 10 kids in the camper at one time," she said. "We climbed a tree for the first time.