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Press Photo by Linda Sailer Tooz Construction workers begin ripping down the remains of the Riverview Garden Apartment Complex Thursday afternoon in south Dickinson. The apartments were destroyed in a July 8 tornado.
Anyone who has ever called or visited the Southwestern District Health Unit in Dickinson has likely spoken to receptionist Emelia (Emy) Mosbrucker. Working 20 hours a week, she answers the phone, greets visitors, sorts the mail and assists the staff with a variety of office tasks. At the age of 71, Mosbrucker is among the individuals who are being recognized during National Employ Older Workers Week. The week also showcases the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which helps low income adults get the training they need to find good jobs in their community, according to a press rel
RICHARDTON -- The sounds of hammers, power saws and welding tools echo through the Sacred Heart Monastery these days. But the Benedictine sisters of the Sacred Heart Monastery aren't complaining. Day by day, they are witnessing the $2.5 million renovation project that was started in March. "We need to update the facility to make it more accessible for our older sisters," said Prioress Sister Ruth Fox. "Our rooms are very small, actually very much like dormitories." When the facility was built in 1965-67, all the sisters were active.
RICHARDTON -- The upcoming "Celebrate the West 2009" fundraiser is an opportunity to support the Sacred Heart Monastery and its ministries. The fundraiser is Saturday at the Dickinson Elks Lodge, 501 Elks Drive. It offers an evening of food and auctions.
The lingering days of summer offer an opportunity to enjoy the Dickinson Research Extension Center's gardens before the first frost hits the area. "Right now, the fall colors are here at the research center. The gardens are an excellent way to see what kinds of plants perform under our conditions this time of year," said the center's horticulturalist Jerry Larson. "Of course, the spring bloom plants are done and the fall blooming plants are starting to bloom.
Dickinson's Boni Solberg is putting the finishing touches on her "Suds N' Stuff" display for the first-ever Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase in Dickinson. She joins with 95 Pride of Dakota companies from across North Dakota who are participating. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Dickinson Recreation Center located at 1865 Empire Road. Solberg started her cottage business in 1999 after she helped her sister-in-law in Wyoming to make soaps. "I enjoyed it, so I started with just soap.
The West Dakota Parent and Family Resource Center teaches parents how to put the fun back into parenting. It has resources to help children gear up for kindergarten and students to successfully emerge into adolescence. The center, located at 336 5th Street W.
Dickinson's Prairie Rose Center employee Fran Knaup calls out bingo numbers for the afternoon entertainment on Wednesday. "Bingo!" calls center volunteer Norman Thorson. "False alarm," said Knaup as he continues calling numbers. After a winner is announced, everyone wants to play one last game before the center closed for the day. Twenty people remained after lunch to relax at the center located in the basement of the Community Action Partnership building at 202 East Villard.