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Mary Steiner's fourth-grade students at Dickinson Trinity Elementary West recently explored concepts of astronomy and outer space with the help of a Dickinson State University class. The lesson plans were prepared by 20 DSU students who are enrolled in the science methods class for elementary education taught by Dr. Deborah M.
The students at Dickinson's Lincoln Elementary School were treated to smoothies during the Dairy Fair held in conjunction with the school's Spring Fling. The smoothies were prepared by licensed dietitians at the Southwestern District Health Unit. "We served about 360 smoothies. People came back for seconds. That's a good sign," said dietitian Jo Marie Kadrmas. Students also were invited to have their picture taken with "milk mustaches." "People who chose the milk mustaches really had a good time," she said.
The PostEverywhere services provided by a Hebron software company are moving truck freight more efficiently across the United States and Canada. The software programmers are currently restructuring the present services to make the system more efficient, said company President Mark Draeb. "We're streamling the infrastructure," he said.
National Park Service volunteer Terry Lincoln resumes his observations of nesting golden eagles this month. He's been monitoring nesting sites for the past 11 years in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. "I started on my own time. I really enjoy hiking and camping and watching animals. I checked in with the folks at the park, asking them what I can do to help out," said Lincoln, who is director of Bismarck's Dakota Zoo. Lincoln's observations are added to the park's data base to help rangers interpret the information for tourists, and help the park regarding management decisions.
The Dickinson Trinity High School senior class is presenting an original production of "Living Stations of the Cross." The performances are at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 1, in the THS auditorium. A spaghetti supper also is served from 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria. The project is an opportunity to enhance the faith life of the students and community at large, said Director Jesse Zyskowski. "This year, we've added Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper and Agony in the Garden.
Jan Biederstedt's room at Dickinson Hagen Junior High offers a quiet get-away from crowded hallways and busy classrooms. Tucked into the corner of the second floor, the room once served as a study hall. Today, it serves as a structured learning space for Biederstedt's day treatment program. "This is a safe place for them to share and study," she said.
Twelve Dickinson volunteers are raising funds for a trip to El Torno, Bolivia, through Medical Ministry International. "This is a chance for our medical community to serve Jesus Christ in donating their time by providing medicine, surgeries and health education to our world's poor," said Lisa Dolezal, who is serving as a surgical nurse on the team. The team also includes Dr.
Eleven people from Dickinson, New England, Belfield and Medora recently completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-basic course offered by the Dickinson Ambulance Service. Ambulance service managers Lynn Hartman and Penny Lewis coordinated the classes. "They'll be able to work in the back of the ambulance doing patient care. They take all the vital signs. They do patient assessments, whether it's a medical or a trauma patient," said Hartman. "Most ambulance services have a set of written standing orders. We don't have to contact the emergency room for everything.