Dickinson Press Staff
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.
The Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program at Dickinson State University is holding a silent auction during the tailgate and first half of the Blue Hawk football game against Presentation College on Saturday at the Biesiot Activities Center. The TRHLP students hand-crafted a variety of items for the auction, including a framed dog bed, DSU lawn signs and table decorations. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Dickinson Backpack Program, an organization that provides bags of food to local school children in need.
Belfield High School has announced its 2016 Homecoming royalty. Back row, left to right: Brett Hlebechuk, Dion Madler and Aaron Kuntz. Front row, left to right: Alayna Walter, Jenna Obrigewitch and Tori Tooley.
The inaugural Bustin' Clays for The United Way event is being held Friday morning at the Dickinson Trap Club. The 50-clay shoot is $250 per five-person teams, with the top five teams earning a payout. There are also $10 fun shoots with prizes. Shells must be purchased at the event for $10 a box. Registration is from 8-10 a.m. and shooting begins at 9 a.m. Food will be served at 11 a.m. at $5 a plate. The Trap Club is located at 3820 115th Ave. SW, west of Dickinson. For more information, call Jake Jackson at 701-260-1319.
Vern Knudson, a veterinarian of 54 years, was recently named the 2016 North Dakota Veterinarian of the Year. The 1951 graduate of Taylor High School has worked at the Cooperstown Veterinary Clinic since 1962. He was nominated for the award by his colleagues, who described him as a tremendous mentor with exceptional ability to relate to his clients.
Comedian and entertainer Larry the Cable Guy will be at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge in New Town at 7 p.m. Saturday. 4 Bears is offering Rock ‘n’ Ride package deals for Dickinson residents. The package costs $50 and transportation to and from the show, general admission ticket to the show, $20 in free slot play and two free beverages. For more information, visit 4bearscasino.com.
The 17th annual Southwest Water Authority "Make A Splash" Water Festival is being held all day Thursday and Friday morning at the West River Ice Center. The event providers water education to more than 500 fifth-graders from around the southwest North Dakota 12-county region over the two days. New this year, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, SWA is hosting its family night at the West River Community Center, which includes free swimming.
The North Dakota Community Foundation will award more than $609,000 in scholarships to more than 370 North Dakota students in 2016. The organization manages more than 100 scholarship funds supported by North Dakotans and former residents. Local recipients include:
The North Dakota Emergency Medical Services Association is providing free training to prepare companies, communities and emergency personnel to respond to oil and gas emergencies. The training is in conjunction with the 2016 Southwest Region EMS Conference on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Medora Community Center. Training partners include Hess Corp. and the North Dakota Safety Council.