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The Dickinson Catholic Schools are preparing to host the sixth annual fall gala with this year's theme "La Gala Mas Mexicana." The fundraiser begins with a social hour at 5 p.m., dinner and auction at 6 p.m. and dance at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Dickinson Elks Lodge. Students at Trinity elementary schools east and west are making items for the auction.
As the apple harvest season gets under way, Cara Oakes of Dickinson turns to her favorite apple recipes. She recently made microwave apple butter with the newly picked apples. "It's very good and very easy to make. It's good on toast like a jelly," she said. The recipe calls for apples, mixed with apple cider, spices and sugar. The apples are microwaved and pressed through a sieve.
Joe Hicks' appreciation of ancient crafts may be traced back to his childhood. He enjoyed playing with bows and arrows as a child and started bow hunting as an adult. "I was hunting with a compound bow. After a while, it became too easy and I decided to make my own bow. The next step was to make my own arrowheads," said Hicks from his home in Dickinson. He was further inspired to pursue the craft of flint knapping after attending a bow hunter's convention in Missouri. He watched a flint knapper at work and decided to give it a try.
Volunteers have begun delivering packets to area businesses as the United Way of Dickinson launches its 44th annual campaign. With the theme of "Together, We Matter," United Way is looking at ways to build a better community for people of all walks of life, said executive director Kim Dressler. "This is really the first campaign we have ever had that we can say our work is definitely not focused on fundraising year around, but on building the community," she said. The campaign divided the groups of need into four different categories: Promoting self-sufficiency, strengthen families, assisti
The students at Dickinson High School are decorating hallways today in preparation for Homecoming Week. It's an opportunity to show school spirit and to have fun, said Student Body President Jennifer Schnaidt. "I love homecoming. It's exciting and fun," she said. Each day of the week has a theme.
Marionette and Alvin Krogh of Dickinson, assisted by their daughter Muriel Neverdahl, spent Thursday morning making lefse for the upcoming ethnic supper in Dickinson. The Sons of Norway Hardanger Lodge is sponsoring the lutefisk and meatball supper from 4:30-7 p.m. today, Sept. 24, at the Dickinson Elks Lodge. Marionette boiled 20 pounds of potatoes to make an estimated 100 sheets of lefse for the dinner.
Susie Kapelovitz wishes to expand her list of volunteers at the Dickinson St. Benedict's Health Center in her new job as volunteer coordinator. Prior to accepting the position, Kapelovitz helped dietary serve breakfast to the residents. "I took the certified nursing aid class so I could better take care of a neighbor," she said. "I've done this type of volunteer coordinating at the Teen Center and for various prevention programs we were doing at Community Action." Kapelovitz started the St.
Dann Greenwood's longtime involvement in the scouting program was recognized during the Dickinson Roughrider Roundup on Sept. 7 when he received a national award. Greenwood received the James E. West Fellowship Award by Mark Holtz, Northern Lights Council scout executive from Fargo. The selection was made by a local committee. "It was a total surprise," said Greenwood. "The committee will make an endowment contribution in my name." "The James West Endowment is recognized nationally by the Boy Scouts of America," said Roughrider Roundup Committee member David Schelkoph.
Tracie Simons read "The Three Little Pigs" before an audience of preschoolers and their mothers Wednesday at the Dickinson Public Library. The older children sat attentatively in front of the reader, while the toddlers and babies sat with their moms or wandered off to explore the room. It didn't matter what the age, all the children were welcome at the Tiny Tots story time. Sara Woods and Simons coordinate the program, which was organized about four years ago and resumed in September after a summer break.
Volunteers are baking kuchen and kolache, while others are making decorations or organizing the polka Mass and dinner in anticipation of the 15th annual Autumnfest at St. Benedict's Health Center, Dickinson. "It's a day of fellowship with our residents. They open their home to the community," said activity director Bonnie Goldsberry. The event starts at 10 a.m. with a polka Mass on Sunday, Oct. 1.