Dickinson Press Staff
Dickinson's annual Car Safety Seat Checkup is being held from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Sax Motor Co. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to assist parents and caregivers with proper use and installation of their car safety seats. Each seat checkup takes 30 minutes. Parents should bring the car seat instructions, their vehicle owner's manual and, if possible, the child or children who ride in the seats. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Community Action Head Start at 701-227-3010.
Kaylee Schank and Jared Hofland, of Dickinson, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Hofland is the son of Boyd and Coree Hofland. Schank is daughter of Russ and Karla Schank. He is a journeyman at Electric Sales and Service. She is a registered nurse at CHI St. Alexius Health in Dickinson. The wedding is scheduled for Oct. 1 at St. Mary's Church in Richardton. Following the wedding, the couple plans to reside in Taylor.
Tessa Van Doorne, of Dickinson, and Christopher Johnson, of Belfield, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Van Doorne is the daughter of Ron and Denice Van Doorne, of Dickinson. She is a graduate of Dickinson State University and earned her Master's degree from Grand Canyon University. She is employed as a registered nurse and the clinic manager of Sanford Health OccMed in Dickinson. Johnson is the son of Von and Noreen Johnson, of Belfield. He is a graduate a Tulsa Welding School and is self-employed.
Dickinson State University is presenting Inspired by Shadows, a collection of still-life oil paintings by artist Donna Watts, on display in the Mind's Eye Art Gallery in Klinefelter Hall. Watts' collection features characteristics of the works of the "Old Masters," well-known classical artists such as Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo. She has a studio in Burlington, N.D. She moved to North Dakota in 1986 when her attention turned to the landscape and wildlife of the Great Plains.
The inaugural Harvest Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Dickinson State University's King Pavilion. DSU and the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting the event. There will be kids activities and games, as well as local food vendors, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall activities include apple slingshot, field games, horse and buggy rides, face painting, bounce houses and other games and events. Carlie Pachinger, The Band Kramer and The Artistic Exchange Dance Studio will provide entertainment.
WASHINGTON—Bowman County was designated Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in Bowman County—as well as in neighboring Adams and Slope counties in North Dakota, Fallon County in Montana, and Harding County in South Dakota—qualify for natural disaster assistance. "Our hearts go out to those North Dakota farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters," said Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Agriculture Secretary, stated in a release.
North Dakota's Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday via a video conference at the Badlands Human Service Center in Dickinson. The task force will discuss developments in services for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The meeting is open to the public and will originate from the North Dakota Department of Human Services in Bismarck.
A Dickinson High School graduate has been named as one of the North Dakota Newspaper Association Education Foundation's scholarship recipients. Austin Mack, a communications student at the University of Jamestown, is an intern with the university's marketing department, manages the Sir Jimmie Blog and the Jimmie Connection video interviews. The scholarship is awarded through North Dakota Dollars for Scholars. He expects to graduate in May 2017 and plans to attend law school. He is the son of Henry and Cheri Mack.
Veronica Dvorak was a nominee for Homecoming Queen at the University of Mary. Dvorak, a senior from New England, is double majoring in social studies education and social and behavioral science. She is the president of SPURS, a member of Student North Dakota United, Marauders on Politics, Vera Forma, the Emerging Leaders Academy and is an intramural soccer team captain. She has been a student tutor, a peer team leader and FOCUS Bible student.
The Dickinson Downtown Association is hosting its Fall Into Downtown festival from 2-7 p.m. Saturday. The fun features food vendors, bounce castles, kids games and events, and live blues music throughout the day.