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A display of two pioneer Czech families is featured at the Czech Town Hall located in Dickinson's Prairie Outpost Park. June Rixen, who serves on the Czech board of directors, created the museum's Family Corner to recognize Czech pioneer families. "This year, we chose the Jarolim Volesky and Frank W. Tuhy families," said Rixen. "We picked two names out of a hat, and coincidentally, they came on the same ship," she said. She said the families came from the same town of Bohemka located in the Crimea, or the southern peninsula of Ukraine. "Everybody left central Europe to the Ukraine area.
Ten national flags will be carried into the opening ceremony of the Northern Plains Heritage Festival on Saturday, Aug. 18, in Dickinson. Representatives of each nationality walk in procession into the Ridgeway Lutheran Church in Prairie Outpost Park. The ceremony opens with the invocation at 9 a.m. Music is provided by Vince and Chuck Kadrmas. "It's very touching.
Belfield native TSgt. Lori Hayworth is a team member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, which is presenting an air show in Minot on Saturday, Sept. 8. The performance is part of the Northern Neighbor Days. The gates open at 9 a.m. "We represent the 515,000 airmen serving their country, both at home and abroad," said Hayworth. The squadron presents precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the high performance aircraft and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircraft. Hayworth serves as the Thunderbirds' aviation resource management specialist.
Misty Dschaak's summer dessert is always a hit at family barbecues or for treats at work. She makes fruit pizza that's topped with seasonal fruits such as blackberries, strawberries, bananas, apples and grapes. "We always bring it to parties," said Misty. "If I make a dessert, this is what I usually take." While attending college, she prepared fruit pizza as a speech demonstration. It was always a hit with the judges and everyone else who got a taste. "You want color in the presentation. You want different colors -- cherries, kiwi, raspberries.
Minor maintenance projects are under way in the Dickinson Catholic Schools this summer. "Basically, we're trying to get the schools up and ready for the first day of school," said Superintendent Kelly Koppinger. He said maintenance crews at Trinity High School are waxing the floors and painting as needed. "We have some minor repairs to be addressed. Some were left on the back burner which we could afford to wait with," he said. THS custodian Ryszard Roznowski is supervising repairs and filling shelves with school supplies.
Robin Hood takes a stand against the evil Sheriff of Nottingham in a musical filled with combat, comedy, adventure and romance. "The Legend of Robin Hood" is coming to the stage of Dickinson State University's Dorothy Stickney Auditorium, through New York's Living Room Production Company in association with the New England Community Arts Committee Inc. Performance times are at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3, 4, 10 and 11, and at 2 p.m. on Aug. 5. New England-area native Andy Jacobs wrote the musical version of this well-known children's story about a man who stole from the rich to give to the poor.
Cub Scouts practiced shooting skills with sling shots, BB guns and archery equipment during the 2007 day camp held recently at Lake Patterson near Dickinson. "For some, this was their first exposure to scouting," said Day Camp Director Lydia Camp. "Hopefully, they'll have fun and keep going." "I got involved probably three years ago when I had a child who was in Cub Scouts," she said. She continues her participation in the scouting program because of the boys. "The first year, a little boy came over needing help.
The 2007 theater production "Murder and Mayhem in Medora" has evolved into dialogue between outsiders and local people, and the fences and open range of western North Dakota. The production is part of the "Footsteps into Medora's Past," which began in 2001 as a walking tour of Medora between the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation and Dickinson State University.