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A barbecue judging school is planned in Dickinson to certify judges for the upcoming "Bar-b-Que from the Heart" -- North Dakota State Barbecue Championship on Sept. 12-13 in Dickinson. The Kansas City Barbecque Society-sanctioned barbecue judging school is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, at Dickinson's Camp on the Heart Campgrounds. "Bar-b-Que from the Heart" event organizer Mort Krieg of Dickinson said the school is open to the first 25 people who register. "We need the general public to help us by becoming certified judges," he said. "There's no test.
Learn how your team can compete in the upcoming "Barb-b-Que from the Heart" -- North Dakota's State Barbecue Championship Sept. 12-13 in Dickinson. A Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned barbecue cooking school is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 25, in Dickinson. "If you have any fears about what it takes to compete at this type of contest, the purpose of the cooking school is to alleviate those fears," said event coordinator Mort Krieg of Dickinson. He said the competition is more than barbecueing ribs and throwing them on a plate. "We eat with eyes first," he said.
The Dickinson Arts on the Prairie is presenting the aka'Fellas as the featured entertainment during the band shell series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at the Phil Patterson Memorial Bandshell. The five-man a cappella group was started by Dickinson State University student Ryan Whipple in 2005. It was his dream to get together a couple nights a week, hoping to use their combined talents to entertain an audience of college peers or family members. "Ever since high school, I've wanted to start an a capella group.
DICKINSON - Retired educator/administrator Rocky Cofer, 59, Hazen, is the choice to be the new principal at Dickinson's Trinity High School. His selection this week came from Sr. Dorothy Zeller, acting superintendent of the Dickinson Catholic Schools. Zeller is replacing Kelly Koppinger who served as THS superintendent/principal. The decision to separate the two positions was made earlier this spring. Cofer and Zeller are assuming their duties July 1. "We are really thrilled to find someone with his experience and background.
When the City Slicker steps off the train in Medora by mistake, the Burning Hills Singers teach him how to have fun in a small town. This opening sets the stage for a rousing two hours of family fun during the 44th edition of the Medora Musical on the stage of the Burning Hills Amphitheater. "I think people are really going to enjoy the show.
The Dakota Western Auto Club of Dickinson is hosting the 31st annual Medora Car Show on Saturday, June 21, on the grounds east of the Badlands Motel in Medora. The public showing of the cars is from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover expenses. "We've got cars coming from Canada, North Dakota and the surrounding states," said Chairman Carl Larson. Last year's first-place winners will be displayed in the Winners' Circle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Medora Community Center. The center exhibit car is a 1903 Haase.
About 50 children ages 4-6 are learning how to be safe citizens in a two-week program titled "Safety City" that started June 9 at Dickinson's Heart River Elementary School. The program is operated through Community Action Partnership.
Mick Prendiville, 81, has dedicated his entire life to caring for his family. That love and caring has come full circle, as his five children now send their love through telephone calls or visits to his home at Dickinson's St. Benedict's Health Care Center. "I'm in town about once a week and I always stop, sometimes it's pretty darn short. Occasionally we get a pinochle game in," said daughter Teresa Hecker. Hecker, who ranches with her husband Ike north of Belfield, added, "He loves pinochle.
Russell Kovash, 42, is taking a significant step toward becoming a priest. He is being ordained a deacon during a ceremony on Sunday, June 9, in Dickinson's St. Patrick's Catholic Church. "It's a huge milestone because once this happens, there's no turning back -- you're an ordained cleric," said Kovash. The Most Rev. Paul A. Zipfel is celebrating the Mass at 2 p.m. with diocesan priests, parishioners, family and friends in attendance. "It's a parish celebration.