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Abbey Peterson, of Dickinson, is using her training as a culinary artist to try something new for the upcoming Chocolate Affair Plus. She is making “His and Hers” Flourless Chocolate Cakes -- one with a red wine reduction and topped with a Parmesan crisp, and the other topped with a beer caramel sauce and candied black pepper bacon.
It took a little courage and a big heart to volunteer for Brave the Shave -- but a dozen volunteers stepped up to the challenge. The Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Program at Dickinson State University teamed up with Brave the Shave to host a fundraiser on April 7 in Scott gymnasium. TR Scholar Julia Falcon posed for a picture after her long locks were gone and said, “It’s a fresh start!”
The snow is finally melting, only to reveal trash scattered along Dickinson’s boulevards and roads. It’s time to clean. Dickinson’s spring clean-up dates will be April 30 to May 12, as was announced during a meeting for volunteers at the Public Safety Center.
Bartering is a skill that can be taught -- one red paperclip at a time. The students in Dr. Debora Dragseth’s business ethics class were each given a red paperclip and assigned to make eight trades. The item they ended up with was to be donated as a silent auction item for the Backpack Program. Dragseth was inspired to create the red paperclip assignment when she began teaching business ethics five years ago
Everyone becomes a kid at heart when the Shrine Circus comes to town. Eating cotton candy while watching the acrobats and elephant acts are all part of the experience. This year’s Shrine Circus will be in Dickinson on Sunday and Monday, April 15-16, at the West River Ice Center. Performances on April 15 are noon, 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The April 16 performance is at 6:30 p.m.
St. Wenceslaus Church, of Dickinson, knows how to celebrate the arrival of spring -- throw a festival! The annual Spring Festival is from 4:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the church. “It’s a fundraiser for the church, but it’s a nice way for all parish members to work together and to get to know each other,” said chairperson Renae Sticka.
A boy’s life is in the hands of the jury during Trinity’s dramatic performance of “Twelve Angry Men.” Directed by Janel Schiff, the performances are in the Black Box theater at Trinity High School.
The second annual Pizza & Pals promises to be a day of fantasy, with pizza and ice cream as snacks, storytime and an opportunity to meet your favorite storybook characters. It’s a fundraiser for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Biesiot Activities Center.
Junior high students at the Dickinson Middle School and Grant County School demonstrated their research skills during the first Southwest Regional National History Day on Thursday, March 22. Grant County School (Elgin, Carson and New Leipzig students) took 26 kids to the event, led by social studies teacher Susan Reinhiller.
Eighth-graders at Dickinson Middle Schools applied their knowledge in technology to win awards at the 2018 North Dakota Technology Student Association convention. It was held March 19-20 at Mandan. “I was pleasantly surprised -- students took many weeks and months to prepare some of the projects, and some built them on site,” said Todd Selle, eighth-grade STEM teacher. “The students blew me away with their success.”