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American comedian Red Skelton and the characters that he created will never be forgotten as long as former Dickinson resident Brian Hoffman steps on the stage. Hoffman headlined Las Vegas hotels and casinos as a Red Skelton impersonator, and now performs in the Rocky Top Theater of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
The Rotary Club of Dickinson will host the annual Armed Forces Day luncheon at noon on Wednesday, May 17 at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge, 532 15th St W. Open to the public, Armed Forces Day recognizes the men and women who serve or have served in all branches of our country’s military service.
Four Dickinson Girl Scouts have set out to finance a senior trip to Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. As members of Troop 86109, they are spearheading a community garage sale to help with the travel expenses. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, in the Dickinson Bingo Charities building at 67 21st St. E. Concessions, breakfast and lunch will be served.
Elena Martinez, of Dickinson, is expanding her catering business to feature Russian and Moldovan desserts. “A lot of people were calling me, asking if I could make a cake for a special occasion,” she said. “Well, I thought it might be a good idea and I did research to see what’s on the market. There was marble, vanilla and chocolate. I decided to make something different. I’d put my own touch on the cake, like the filling is different -- I work my magic.”
Mexican beach pebble stones come to life as ladybugs and bumblebees by the inspiration of Kelly Lipp of Dickinson. Lipp was inspired to paint the rocks as fundraiser for three local charities, as well as helping her brother-in-law, Kris, who is fighting a rare form of bladder cancer. “I work on the dining room table -- it’s a place where i can keep an eye on the kiddos,” said Lipp who is a licensed day care provider.
Storybook characters will greet children and sign autographs when the first Imagination Library Pizza & Pals event is held Saturday, April 1. The doors open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Biesiot Activities Center. Proceeds will be used to finance the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for children in Stark County.Through the program, children ages birth to age 5 are given a free library book every month.
Deacon Anna Dykeman greets members of Peace Lutheran Church as they arrived for worship services in Dickinson. Meanwhile, her husband, Rev. Ellery Dykeman, is traveling from Richardton where he had just led another worship service. Catching his breath and dressing in church robes, Ellery walks into the sanctuary without a minute to spare. The Dykemans serve as co-ministers to three churches—Peace Lutheran Church in Dickinson, St. John's Lutheran Church in Richardton and St. John's Episcopal Church in Dickinson.
The newly constructed ABLE Inc. group home in northeast dickinson was a beehive of activity on March 8. The staff moved furniture, pots, pans, dishes and groceries into the home while the residents took along their clothing, entertainment devices and pictures.
MBI Energy Services recently demonstrated its commitment to Belfield by donating an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to the Masons of Roosevelt Memorial Lodge No. 129. "MBI started right here in Belfield—we're a home-grown North Dakota company," said Chad Miller, MBI's health, safety and environmental coordinator. "One of our core values is community. We started in a small community, and we want to keep that relationship with the community. The Masonic Lodge also is very involved in the community and we wanted to show our appreciation to the lodge, as well."
Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig is passionate about promoting the beef cattle that she and her husband, Gordon,raise on their ranch south of Medora. Being named Region VII director the American National CattleWomen Inc., she recently returned from the organization’s annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. The meeting was held in conjunction with the 2017 cattle industry’s convention and National Cattle Beef Association trade show.