The Press Staff
JAMESTOWN — The Dickinson State women’s golf team placed fourth among five teams at the Jamestown Invitational with a team score of 728 after play concluded on Monday at Jamestown Country Club. “Our biggest issue was putting,” head coach Thadd O’Donnell said. “We haven’t been able to putt on greens like that in a while.” The Blue Hawks shot a collective 364 on Sunday and Monday to come away with their final tally.
BUTTE, Mont. — After the Dickinson State volleyball team dropped its first two matches of the season on Friday at the Big Sky Volleyball Challenge, the Blue Hawks bounced back with a pair of wins on Saturday. Dickinson State started Saturday with a sweep of Multnomah College (Ore.), led by eight kills from junior Kylie Hadley. Ellie Hanser and Sydney Bentz tallied six and five kills, respectively.
An 81-year-old Dickinson man was killed in a rear-end collision on Friday night near Dickinson. According to the accident report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the crash took place near mile marker 75, approximately 3 miles west of Taylor just before 10 p.m. Prior to the crash, both vehicles were westbound in the right driving lane. The driver of the 1988 Chevy Blazer was traveling in front of the 2014 Honda Accord, the report said. A rear-end collision took place, causing the Chevy Blazer to lose control, enter the median and roll.
MEDORA—A family had a scary encounter Thursday morning in Medora after the RV they were driving caught fire. Billings County Fire Chief Kyle Shockley said while the case is still under investigation, it is believed that the vehicle that was in tow behind the camper may have been left in gear as the family left the RV park. This may have caused the transmission to overheat and causing the car to start on fire, which led to the camper fire.
The former police chief of a small eastern North Dakota town accused of sexually abusing a child in four southwest North Dakota counties will have his preliminary hearing for all the matters at a later date. James G. Watson, 51, of LaMoure, has been charged with eight felony counts related to the continuous sexual abuse of a child. The charges spread across four southwest North Dakota counties: Stark, Billings, Hettinger and Golden Valley.
A 36-year-old Dickinson man was arrested after being accused of discharging a firearm in his residence during a domestic dispute on Thursday night. Jamey Bleth was charged with reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, after Dickinson police were called to a residence on the 500 block of Third Avenue Southeast for a report of shots fired. Bleth allegedly discharged a firearm into the floor during an argument with his wife. Police said no one was injured.
NEW TOWN, N.D. — The body of a New Town man who was missing for six weeks and presumed drowned in Lake Sakakawea was recovered on Sunday, officials said in a release on Monday. The body of Chad Kanine, 41, was found by a local fisherman around 8 a.m. Sunday near New Town, said Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson. Kanine had been missing and presumed drowned in Lake Sakakawea since June 11.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK—Two fires burning in Theodore Roosevelt National Park are 50 percent contained, officials said late Wednesday. The Jones Creek and Halliday Wells fires, both in the park's South Unit, were started by lightning. Both fires have had minimal activity on Wednesday, according to a press release from the park.
The Press spent much of the last week or so going around various Roughrider Days events. Here's a look at some of the events we went to.
Editor's Note Below is a story from The Dickinson Press July 1 edition previewing the Fourth of July festivities 90 years ago this week. ---------------