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Trey Fishbach is a sophomore at Dickinson State University; a member of the university's Ag Club, a member of the College Republicans, a member of the wrestling team and the Collegiate Farm Bureau. Currently he is working toward a degree in soil agronomy. Originally from South Dakota, Fishbach was recruited to DSU's wrestling team—his high school coach had wrestled for the Blue Hawks. "The one club I really have a passion for is Farm Bureau, actually," Fishbach said. "Basically advocating for legislative action for farmers."
Terry Kovacevich was inducted into the North Dakota Petroleum Council Hall of Fame on Sept. 25, but his impact to the Dickinson community—and surrounding communities—extends well beyond the oil patch.
Manufacturing has had a home in Dickinson since before the first oil wells sprang up on the horizon, and that community connection is at its clearest during the annual Manufacturing Day, which in its fourth year is drawing in bigger crowds, more students and showcasing the gleaming promise that is modern manufacturing.
Susan Reinhiller hasn't been teaching at Dickinson High School very long, but she's already hard at work bringing her passion for history to her students—and that passion will be aided thanks to a scholarship she received to participate in an online class "Legacies of World War I." As the calendar rolls towards the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, it's important to teach the importance of a conflict so often overshadowed by the mushroom clouds of its progeny.
Dickinson State University's recent enrollment census revealed some promising percentages pertaining to student retention, an area the university has seen steady improvement in over the past three years.
The Dickinson Fire Department is helping raise awareness for breast cancer by participating in a t-shirt fundraiser that's ongoing throughout September. Until Sept. 30 "Proud Support" t-shirts will be available to purchase online for $20. Of that money, $11 of every shirt will be donated directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. According to Sara Rhode, who pitched this idea to the fire department, this is among the most reputable breast cancer foundation where 90 cents out of every dollar donated goes directly to research and awareness programs.
In light of a pair of judges siding with Meridian Energy Group over environmental and regulatory challenges earlier this month, CEO Bill Prentice offered some insight via email into what the path forward for the Davis Refinery — and possibly the oil industry as a whole — will look like.
While property tax rates in the Dickinson Public School District are expected to increase, they will not be increasing as dramatically as some residents may have been led to believe. A missing part of an equation resulted in the appearance of a 8 percent tax increase to people paying property taxes to the district, while the actual increase is much lower.
Summertime is almost over, but there's plenty to look forward to as the leaves begin to turn—and to celebrate the onset of autumn comes once more Dickinson's Harvest Festival, presented Saturday Sept. 15, by its Chamber of Commerce.
Emerging from the ashes of a devastating fire, Trinity Catholic High School in 2014 faced a sort of rebirth. "During all of this, I think we lost our identity," Trinity Catholic Schools President Steve Glasser said. "What is Trinity? What do we want to be when we grow up? What do we want to be?" They found answers together—students, staff and faculty, laboring to learn through the din of construction, crossing through ever-shifting systems of tunnels to go to the gym or auditorium. It took a lot of cooperation—and a lot of grit.