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Whenever a veterans event is held in Dickinson, there's a good chance that Legionnaire and veteran Art Wanner had something to do with it. Working behind the scenes or serving as a featured speaker, Wanner has dedicated many hours of his time in support of veterans.
The Catholic Community Quilters, represented by Bernie Zastoupil, donated 14 patriotic quilts to veterans in the community in observance of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10. The quilts went to veterans who have recently moved into Evergreen, St. Benedict’s and Hawks Point within the last year. No new veterans came to St. Luke’s Home. Veterans of previous years had already received a quilt.
“A Magical Medora Christmas” is about to hit the road for a third season of holiday music. Medora, Dickinson, Watford City and Bismarck are among 22 communities in four states that will host the traveling variety show.
The Roaring Twenties -- when men dressed in pinstriped suits and women wore flapper dresses -- takes centerstage when the 21st annual Yuletyme is held in Dickinson. “It’s a gala event when our themes in the past revolved around countries, but this year, because our centennial is coming up, we’re celebrating the Roaring Twenties,” said Pam Rudolph, Dickinson State University Heritage Foundation office coordinator.
Dickinson Fire Chief Bob Sivak fills his days with administrative duties, but come evenings, he sleeps with the radio turned on. “I still hear every call,” he said. “I still get to ride the trucks, I still go on calls. I still take part of training -- generally I’m observing, but I still have an instructor’s function.”
The students in an AP biology class at Dickinson High School, taught by Greg Jung, just finished a genetics lab, using equipment funded by the Dickinson Public Schools Foundation.The grant was written by Dena Venneman.
It’s the traditional feast that Americans anticipate -- Thanksgiving -- with its turkey and all the trimmings. But for some people, preparing the meal is a difficult task. Community volunteers and Dickinson State University chefs have stepped forward to prepare the annual Dickinson Community Thanksgiving dinner. It will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, in the DSU Student Center downstairs dining room. It’s free. Everyone is invited.
The Dickinson High School Drama Department will explore the heyday of New York when it presents their first play of the 2017-18 season. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 16, 17 and 18 in the DHS Risser Auditorium. The first selection was chosen to tie in with the immersion on Ellis Island, that is being developed through the History Department. This play will help get a feel for New York City at the time when Ellis Island was in its Heyday.
When Hurricane Harvey swept through Rockport, Texas, it left behind piles of debris and despair. How were the homeowners, particularly the elderly and widowed ever going to recover? Images of the damage to Houston and the Gulf Coast communities were etched into the heart of Wayne Craig, a master electrician from Dickinson. He’d made missions trips to New Hope, Uganda with teams from the Evangelical Bible Church, but never one in the United States.