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What was it like to be a student at Dickinson High School 100 years ago? Was their mascot known as "The Coyote"? These questions and more came to light when Mike McNamara of Dickinson walked into The Press with a copy of the first annual published at DHS—100 years ago. "I'm a history buff—through bartending, I heard stories, I like history, I like sharing history because it's interesting," he said.
The District 8 American Legion Riders have initiated the first Camo for a Cause -- a benefit for veterans. The fundraiser is Friday, Nov. 3, at the Eagles Club, 31 First Ave. E. in Dickinson. All proceeds will support veterans in southwestern North Dakota, said District 8 director Tom Coons. “The benefit is intended to support our programs, mainly the food bank and our scholarship program,” he said.
The St. Joseph’s Church of Dickinson will celebrate its heritage by hosting its annual German Night dinner on Saturday, Oct. 21. Everyone is invited to enjoy an old-fashioned meal of dumplings with kraut and sausage, pork chops in dill cream sauce, oven-browned potatoes, baked carrots, baked apples, pickles, sour cream twists and beverages. Serving is from 5-7 p.m. in the Pine Room of the church.
Amature artist LuAnn Senescall, of Dickinson, has filled her home with art -- to the point that she is running out of walls. Converting a second bedroom into her art studio, she sticks to miniature paintings because of space. But that hasn’t stopped her creativity. Senescall is putting the finishing touches on entries for the upcoming Badlands Art Show. It’s scheduled Nov. 10-12 at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson.
Project Connect and Coats for Kids have organized a day that connects people with community services. Dickinson agencies will share information about local resources from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at the Biesiot Activities Center, 398 State Ave. in Dickinson. Free lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southwestern District Health Unit will offer flu shots and blood pressure checks.
When listening to a football game on KDIX-AM 1230, there’s a good chance sportscaster Rod Kleinjan is doing the play-by-play. Kleinjan has worked at KDIX for 43 years and currently is sports director. He has never regretted going into the broadcasting field.
The chilling tale of Count Dracula comes to life when the evil character steps on the stage of the Belfield Theater and performance Center. The Halloween-themed show, under the direction of Jackie Hope, is being performed at 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13-15. This play is an adaptation by playwright John Mattera, based on the 1897 novel “Dracula” by Bram Stoker.
Today's nurses are graduating with a greater knowledge of nursing skills than ever before, and even the fashions have evolved over the years. Dickinson State University Department of Nursing faculty and students reflected on those changes as they celebrate the department's 50th anniversary. "To become a nurse is so hard, first you must get a degree and then pass the national exam to become licensed as a nurse," said Dr. Mary Anne Marsh, chair of the Department of Nursing.
The residents of Evergreen petted a menagerie of furry and feathered animals when the Lila Krebs family hosted a pet show on Tuesday. The farm animals included rabbits, chickens, ducks, sheep, a miniature horse and donkey. Resident Tony Wolf laughed when he petted a black chicken. “We raised chickens, yes, but not that kind,” he said. “My wife would cut off their heads, I wouldn’t butcher them.”
The eighth-graders at the Dickinson Middle School are learning what a machinist does -- thanks to a state-of-the-art CNC lathe donated by area businesses. Eighth grader Elijah Daniel described a lathe as the machine that makes parts. “I think it's confusing, there’s a lot of buttons -- at least 60 buttons,” he said.