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When the Heart River cheerleaders called former Cougars mascot Theron Lee to come forward, he had no idea why he was being summoned to the football field in Belfield. That's when Dickinson Noon Lions Club member and Make-a-Wish volunteer Kelly Braun came over the loudspeaker. He asked Theron to turn around. Theron, 16, saw his newly restored 1996 Ford pickup, sponsored by the Make-a-Wish Foundation of North Dakota through the Noon Lions Club's annual fundraiser. "I was speechless," Theron said.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dickinson will celebrate its German heritage with an ethic dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2. Titled German Night, serving starts at 4:30 p.m. in the church's Pine Room. The menu features pork chops with dill sauce, sausage, kraut and dumplings, cole slaw, oven-browned potatoes and cinnamon twists for dessert. "We're an older parish and that was their stable food -- that's what they grew up on," parish council chairman Barry Braun said. "It's exciting for me.
A ladle of soup and a bite of bread -- that's what guests receive for lunch when Microtel Inn & Suites hosts an Empty Bowls event on Saturday, Nov. 9. Serving is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. "The Empty Bowls Project is an international project that raises awareness of hunger and food security in participating communities who host the event," said Marilyn Sahlstrom, Microtel administrative assistant/sales. The premise is simple. Handmade ceramic bowls are created by local artisans, while the soup and bread are served by the host.
Press Photo by Linda Sailer Michael Blazek, Lions District 5NW governor of Bismarck, center, greets Arlo Anderson of Chaffee, left, and Katherine Tweed, district 5NE governor of Fargo, as they...
The congregations of Medora, Belfield and Daglum Evangelical Lutheran churches are having their annual Fall Extravaganza soup luncheon and auction at St. Bernard’s Parish Center in Belfield on Sunday, Nov...
After more than 60 years of providing a home for medical services to the Richardton area, groundbreaking for a new Richardton Health Center is set in the spring of 2014. When complete, the center will house a 22,000-square-foot skilled nursing home and clinic to be located on the northwest side of the city along Highway 10. USDA Rural Development provided a $5.5 million loan through the Community Facilities program.
The Pistol Grip Band will present an evening of high-energy country music for the Richardton Health Center benefit on Saturday, Nov. 2. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. at the St. Mary's Social Center. "We're like cheerleaders -- we get the crowd going," said Pat Erickson, who plays keyboard and sings. "We play much better if a lot of people are dancing." Erickson is an original member of the Back Behind the Barn Boys, which played in Dickinson's Queen City Club in the 1980s. One of its songs, "Come on Sunday Morning" went No. 2 on the country charts.
The Richardton Healthcare Foundation is spearheading a "Health Center Hunt" -- an evening of fun, food and fundraising -- on Saturday, Nov. 2. The doors open at 6 p.m. at the St. Mary's Social Center. Proceeds will go toward construction of a new clinic and skilled nursing facility in Richardton. "It's a fundraiser for a good cause, but it's not just about the money, it's about good memories and a good time," said Clare Messmer, president of the Richardton Health Center Board. She is excited about the variety of prizes for the Chinese auction and live auction.
Tom Krebs of Dickinson looks at a pile of scrap metal with an artist's eye. He can envision an eagle, scorpion, pheasant or starfish by welding a few parts together. Having worked as a commercial welder, he started his own business, Krebs Kreations, about five years ago. "I create metal artwork out of scrap iron and found items," said Krebs. "I perform various welding tasks and also do custom fabrication for customers such as steel signs, gates, stairs, benches and mailboxes." Krebs started drawing wildlife sketches at age 14, but wasn't interested in metal sculpture until he was 18.