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RICHARDTON -- Campers and their counselors walked hand-in-land from one activity to the next. They played kick ball together, petted the farm animals and played games with a parachute -- and that was just for one hour. For the afternoon that day, they were planning a trip to the Badlands Bible Camp in Medora.
The Medora Car Show is celebrating its 42nd year by showcasing a car unlike any other -- the 1935 Duesenberg SJ Town Car. “It’s one of a kind, none like it. It was custom made for Mae West,” said Sharon Gegelman, car show co-chairman. “It’s pretty much has the Duesenberg chassis, but the body is custom made according to her specifications,” added Mark Schields, co-chairman.
Events aligned perfectly in order for me to tell my story of going into cardiac arrest and being revived by a team of emergency responders. I’ve worked at The Dickinson Press for nearly 50 years, and during that time have had heart issues. The day of the cardiac arrest was an ordinary day -- I felt fine, but needed to take a picture.
Everything that is old is new again -- it can be rusty, chipped, repurposed, primitive or vintage. At least that’s what the vendors were saying during Dickinson’s first “Rescued & Reclaimed Vintage Market. More than 80 booths filled the West River Ice Center on Saturday, June 8, with the aisles packed with customers coming from Williston to Rapid City and even Billings.
Jerry Tuhy warmed up his arm by throwing a spare and then a strike. That’s all he needed to start bowling with the Classic Senior League. Over the years, one goal has evaded him -- bowling a perfect 300 game, that is until Dec. 17. Jerry bowled his first 300 with his teammates cheering him on.
SilverSneakers is a health and fitness program for seniors wishing to stay fit. Just ask the “regulars” who come for classes at the West River Community Center. “We all have beautiful bodies -- we want to make sure we keep them that way for another year,” said Carol Beckert. “It’s the same reason for me -- trying to stay healthy, trying to stay active,” said Irene Heidt.
The Mommy and Me classes are unlike any others at the West River Community Center. While the group fitness leader calls out exercises, the toddlers are playing with the apparatus, getting a “pony ride” on their mother’s back or lifting their own weights. Krystal Irwin, who is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, is certified in pregnancy and postpartum fitness coaching.
Imagine trying to pass a basketball while riding a donkey. Or better yet, imagine trying to hit the basketball hoop. That’s the challenge when four teams from South Heart will participate in the Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show. The fun begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, in the South Heart gymnasium.
Backpack Program volunteers of various ages scurried around the basement of St. John’s Lutheran Church on Dec. 19, filling bags with extra food for the Christmas break. “We try to pack them as full as we can without making them too heavy,” said Backpack Program coordinator Kristin Seaks. “Basically we want to stretch the food as far as it can go during the Christmas break. The children will get their regular food pack and lots more supplemental items tonight.”
The anticipation was finally over for the congregation of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Dickinson. Not only did they celebrate the birth of Jesus, but Fr. Keith Streifel saved the unveiling of the new altar until Christmas Eve Mass. Word was out that St. Joseph’s was to receive the high altar from the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church that had closed at Donnybrook. It was installed a couple of weeks ago, but had been covered with a cloth until the proper moment.