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Secondary Principal Larry Lechler starts his day at New England Public School before most people are even awake. He's at his desk by 5 a.m., serving as the dispatcher for the bus drivers. He answers calls from parents, concerns about road conditions or mechanical issues with buses. Then, as the students and staff start filling the hallways, he's there to greet them by name. "It's important for the kids to see me in the hallways in between classes and the noon hour," he said. "I call the kids for lunch—they greet me and I greet them—that's the fun part."
The western culture of North Dakota and beauty of the Badlands are captured on a film soon to be released titled “The Badlands Girl.”
Choice Financial is committed to the needs of the Belfield area, be it an ag loan, a donation for a skating rink or support of a benefit. "We're community-minded," said branch manager Bruce D. Baer. "We offer all the banking services—loans, deposits, insurance, wealth management." "People first," is the bank's motto, added Diane Tift, marketing and personal banker. Having worked in banking for 38 years, she described her co-workers as family. "I've lived here my whole life— I spend more time with them than with our own children," she said.
Roxy, Abe and Winifred need forever homes -- families who will provide the pets with food, shelter and an abundance of love. Oreo’s Animal Rescue is caring for these animals until a home is found for them. But it’s costly. That’s where the community can help. Oreo’s is sponsoring its For the Love of a Pet fundraiser on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at the Astoria Hotel and Suites in Dickinson.
Taste the gumbo of the western Bayou by attending the 21st annual API gumbo cookoff. Everybody has their own take on gumbo -- from seafood to sausage, chicken and maybe ’gater meat, said Marisa Armstrong, who is the API’s treasurer. The social event and fundraiser is Saturday, Feb. 17, at Motel 6, 71 West Museum Drive in Dickinson. Cooking begins at 11 a.m. The public taste testing starts at 6:30 p.m. until gone. Thunder Road starts playing at 8:30 p.m.
HEBRON --Songs of praise and prayer have filled Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church for generations of worshippers. The little mission church, located south of Hebron, was constructed in 1904. Having closed in 1984, the decision was made to pull it down for safety concerns. A handful of members and friends recently met to remove the altar, pews, railing, cross and windows.
Pockets of sewers are springing up in Dickinson and throughout North Dakota in response to an underserved need from the God’s Child Project in Guatemala. Through a project called “Sewing a Better World,” the sewers are making hygiene products, nicknamed “momma bags,” for girls reaching puberty. The goal is to prevent girls from missing school because they don’t have any.
Declare a timeout from winter and take in the 27th annual Ronald McDonald Cabin Fever Benefit. The benefit is Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Eagles Club in Dickinson. The social hour starts at 4 p.m. and the beef barbecue is served at 6 p.m. E-Z Street is providing the dancing music. A midnight breakfast concludes the party.
Clear Creek Plumbing and Heating technicians stop at the office each morning to pick up their work assignments. The calls may be anything from a furnace that needs repairs to working on a construction project. "We go over calls from yesterday, any potential materials that need to be ordered, rescheduling, and discuss where we're headed for the day," said branch manager Robert Haukenberry. "The services we are provide are vital. People expect when they turn on the faucets the water is there and the heat comes on—until it doesn't work anymore."
Creative Cards and Gifts was opened in Prairie Hills Mall as the vision of owners Ryan and Nicole Kilwein of Dickinson. "It's something Dickinson needed," Nicole said. "It definitely filled a void here after Hallmark left—everyone goes to the mall for cards." "We need to support our local businesses, and to support our state in general—everything, police, fire, schools—is related to that," Ryan added. Finding employees was easy—they moved down the hallway from a previous greeting card store.