Volume 122, Number 45 Wednesday,
December 14th, 2005
Rice to attend USAF academy
US Senator Byron Dorgan has nominated John Rice, a senior at Rice
Home School, for appointment to the US Air Force Academy at Colorado
Springs, Colo. John is the son of John and Barb Rice of Maddock.
Upon successful completion of a final physical and medical
examination, Rice will receive a four-year, tuition-free appointment
to his selected military academy.
Legion oratorical contest
Personnel involved in the 3rd District American Legion Oratorical
Contest held in Rolette December 10 are pictured. Left to right,
back row, are Dave Daeley of Maddock, 3rd District American Legion
Commander; Lonnie Nelson of Maddock, Divisional Oratorical Chairman;
and Gordon Boucher of Rolette, 3rd District American Legion
Oratorical Chairman. In the front row are contestants Isaac Engels
of Maddock, second place, and Arlene Stewart of Rolette, first
place. Arlene will advance to the regional competition in Maddock on
"Driven to Read" is the theme for Children's Book Week, which was
held November 14-19 at the Leeds Public Library. The Alfredian Club
conducted a poster contest for the grades. Winners in each grade
were given a monetary prize and all participants were given a
bookmark. The posters were displayed at the United Community Bank
for the week. Winners from each class were, left to right, front
row: Grace Nybo, Julissa McGarvey, Danielle Schwanke and Taylor
Bisbee. Back row: Josh Blegen, Mylie Herman and Chace Engstrom.
Nifty Fifty project
Leeds fourth graders are participating in a project called "The
Nifty Fifty." The purpose of this project is to communicate with a
fourth grade class in each of the 50 states, learn some interesting
statistics about other states and gather, compile and share
information about North Dakota.
Students, left to right, are: Clay Kitzmann, Alyssa Anderson, Colton
Wangler, Shelby Jorgenson, Taryn Bjerke, Michael Ellison and Jessica
Peterson. The Leeds fourth grade teacher is Christa Schneider.
The 2005-06 Lady Indians girls basketball team is pictured. Left to
right, front row, are Miranda Belgarde, Jachelle Burdick, Christina
Gourd, Kristi White, Kassi Allery, Stevie Ironshield, Wanda
Stensland and Natasha Youngbird. Back row: Noelle Gourd, Ashley
Thunder Hawk, Spring Meade, Marlee Finley, Megan Whitetail, Elita
Yankton and Debra Bear.
Lady Indians and Lions have 2-1
Adams-Edmore was the top-ranked team in a preseason coaches' poll in
District 8 girls basketball. Four Winds-Warwick was the No. 2-ranked
team in District 7.
Dakota Prairie (Tolna, Petersburg, Michigan, McVille and Aneta)
defeated both of those teams en route to the Lake Region
Invitational Girls Basketball Tournament championship at the Sports
Center in Devils Lake.
The Dakota Prairie Knights have a stingy defense. Jill Duchscherer
is a key to their defense because she can cover a lot of area and it
seems like she never gets tired. She is the daughter of Minnewaukan
natives Deb and Dale Duchscherer of Aneta.
Four Winds-Warwick 49
The Four Winds-Warwick Lady Indians won the first tournament game on
Dec. 1 against Lakota with a score of 49-43. Lakota led most of the
first half, but couldn't hold on down the stretch.
Quarter scores: Lakota 9-6 and 19-18 and Four Winds-Warwick 31-27.
Four Winds-Warwick: Marlee Finley 21, Miranda Belgarde 7, Megan
Whitetail 6, Kassi Allery 6, Kristy White 4, Elita Yankton 3,
Jachelle Burdick 2.
Lakota: Sundre 11, Anderson 11, Kuchar 10, Ritteman 7, Nelson 2,
Starkweather-Munich took it on the chin from old rival Langdon 46-27
in the second game.
Against Adams-Edmore, the Minnewaukan-Leeds Lions fell behind 24-6
after one quarter and struggled the rest of the way (63-39).
Quarter scores: Adams-Edmore 24-6, 35-17 and 53-27.
Minnewaukan-Leeds: Hope Keller 9, Dawn Teigen 7, Jordan Callahan 5,
Alyssa Erickson 5, Bobbi Grann 5, Brandi Weed 4, Tiffany Broden 2,
Katrece Thompson 2.
Adams-Edmore: Sorbo 16, K. Bylin 13, S. Nygaard 13, L. Bylin 10,
Zahradka 5, D. Nygaard 4, Thomas 2.
Dakota Prairie followed up with a 59-45 win over Larimore.
Four Winds-Warwick 52
On the second day (Dec. 2) the Four Winds-Warwick Lady Indians beat
Quarter scores: Four Winds-Warwick 15-15, 33-24 and 41-35.
Four Winds-Warwick: Noelle Gourd 15, Marlee Finley 13, Kassi Allery
10, Megan Whitetail 6, Kristy White 6, Christina Gourd 2.
Langdon: Schauer 15, Hart 9, Bowles 2, Klindt 7, Hall 8, Olson 7.
In the second semifinal game Adams-Edmore lost a close one to Dakota
Starkweather-Munich was outgunned by Lakota 42-27 in the first
consolation ball game.
The Minnewaukan-Leeds Lions rebounded from their opening round loss
to top Larimore 62-37 in consolation play.
The Lions were led by Jordan Callahan, whose inside play was
impossible for the Polar Bears to stop. She finished with 27, but
she was the only Minnewaukan-Leeds player who reached double
Quarter scores: Larimore 9-8 and Minnewaukan-Leeds 27-21 and 51-32.
Minnewaukan-Leeds: Callahan 27, Brandi Weed 6, Tiffany Broden 5,
Bobbi Grann 5, Alyssa Erickson 4, Hope Keller 7, Katrece Thompson 3,
Katie Clifton 3, Dawn Teigen 2.
Larimore: Molina 8, Bakke 7, Hallsten 6, Pearce 6, Opdahl 4, Fuehrer
Trosen 2, Hofer 2.
Dakota Prairie 57
Four Winds-Warwick 36
The Four Winds-Warwick Lady Indians played Dakota Prairie in the
championship game on Dec. 3, with the Knights coming out on the
winning side 57-36. The Knights had a 21-6 run in the second quarter
to open things up and set the stage for the second half.
Quarter scores: Four Winds-Warwick 10-9 and Dakota Prairie 30-16 and
Four Winds-Warwick: Noelle Gourd 8, Marlee Finley 16, Megan
Whitetail 3, Miranda Belgarde 4, Kristy White 5.
Dakota Prairie: Dahl 3, Ohnstad 6, Lamb 6, K. Gillett 10, Baker 17,
Adams-Edmore overpowered Langdon 50-27 for third place in the
In the fifth-place game, the Minnewaukan-Leeds Lions' offense got
into gear for a 60-48 win over Lakota. This was the Lions' third
victory this season.
Quarter scores: Minnewaukan-Leeds 11-6, 30-22 and 45-40.
Minnewaukan-Leeds: Tiffany Broden 7, Hope Keller 14, Dawn Teigen 6,
Brandi Weed 6, Katie Clifton 9, Jordan Callahan 16, Bobbi Grann 2.
Lakota: Sundre 12, Jorde 4, Anderson 14, Ritteman 10, Haugland 8.
Larimore ran past Stark-weather-Munich 48-34 for seventh place.
The all-tournament team included: Kirstie Gillett (MVP) and Jenna
Gillett, Dakota Prairie; Sara Sorbo and Stacy Nygaard, Adams-Edmore;
Noelle Gourd and Marlee Finley, Four Winds-Warwick; Christy Schauer,
Langdon; Jordan Callahan and Hope Keller, Minnewaukan-Leeds;
Courtney Anderson, Lakota; and Sara Opdahl, Larimore
It's All About Color
This colorful quilt is on display at the Old Post Office Museum in
Devils Lake through December 30. The black and white reproduction
doesn't do the quilt justice. View it in full color at
Three area boys with Benson County connections received awards for
their final point standings in the North Dakota Motocross
Association at its 30th annual awards banquet held at the Seven Seas
in Mandan, October 29. Season pictures and race finishes can be
viewed at www.ndmamx.com. On the left is Steven Hausmann, who won
second place in the 250 C class. He is the son of Karen and Jim
Hausmann of Churchs Ferry. Grandparents are Janice and Rodney
Hausmann and Joel and Donna Storsteen of Churchs Ferry. In the
center is Derek Belle, who won fourth place in the 125 C class and
third in the open C class. He is the son of Cheryl and Melvin Belle
of Cando. Grandparents are Clarine and Jim Whalen of Leeds and Ella
Mae Belle of Cando. On the right is Tayler Belle, who won second
place in the 50 A class. He is the son of Laura and Rob Belle of
Langdon and the grandson of Ella and Dave Strinden of Leeds and Ella
Mae Belle of Cando.
Jade Frier (left) and Jeremy Robertson (right) each received $200
from the Marcy Young McKay scholarship fund for the fall semester at
Cankdeska Cikana (Little Hoop) Community College in Fort Totten. In
the center is Phillip John Young, brother of Marcie Young McKay, one
of the first Spirit Lake tribal members to graduate (1977) from the
college. The $200 scholarship is awarded to one male and one female
sophomore full-time student who have a cumulative grade point
average of at least 2.0 and demonstrate financial need. Jade is the
daughter of Anita Frier and John Posey. She is enrolled in the
natural resources curriculum and plans to pursue a bachelor's degree
in natural resources. Jeremy Robertson is the son of Muriel
Robertson and Jeremiah Robertson. He is pursuing a computer science