Volume 122, Number 43 Wednesday,
November 30th, 2005
Gives substantial donations
Longtime Minnewaukan community booster Garvin Plummer, seated,
recently gave donations of $1,000 each to three Minnewaukan
Representatives of the organizations gathered to thank him.
Standing, left to right, are Curtis Yri, commander of the Gunnerud-Dietrich
American Legion Post 86 of Minnewaukan; Cathy Nord, a member of the
Minnewaukan Museum board of directors; and Jason Feldner, president
of the Minnewaukan Community Club.
Students tour Summers Mfg.
The 9th grade agriculture science/ag mechanics class of Maddock High
School took a tour of Summers Manufacturing in Maddock. Jerry Lunde,
shop manager, guided the tour for the students, who are studying a
unit of instruction on welding. A number of Summers employees are
graduates of the Maddock Ag Mechanics Program and the Maddock
School. Left to right, front row, are Trevor Finley, Kristine
Trautman, Stephanie Rieger and Catherine Streifel. Back row: Andy
Backstrom, Jordan Smith, Tyler Sears, Beau Buehler, Levi Slater,
shop manager Jerry Lunde, Chris Summers and Tyler Lang. Summers Mfg.
celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.
MMH again plans 'Tree of
This holiday season give a gift of hope and love to family, friends
and loved ones by ordering a light or several lights in their names
or in their memories to be placed on the Maddock Memorial Home Tree
The Maddock Memorial Home has been doing the Tree of Hope for
several years. Donations in previous years have gone toward the
renovation of single rooms with shared bathrooms, cordless emergency
call lights for residents to wear and a phone/intercom system for
the convenience of residents and staff. This year gifts will again
go toward the remodeling of the nurses' station/administration
office. Fund-raising efforts for the project began in the fall of
2004. The home has also been putting memorials during the year
toward the project.
Other businesses and organizations that have contributed toward the
project are the Active Women of Maddock, Esmond VFW Gaming, Devils
Lake Area Foundation, North Star Community Credit Union, Fessenden
Cooperative Association, Farmers Union Oil Company and many
individuals. The project is near completion. Trim work and siding
remain to be completed, but the space is already being used. The
project has allowed medication aides the ability to set up medicine
in the new nurses' station rather than the hallway. This allows for
fewer distractions and interruptions. The remodeling project offers
privacy and space for the nurses' station and gives additional space
to the administration office with safer access for residents and
their families. The project has offered hours of entertainment as
residents have watched its progress.
Donations can be used as Christmas "greetings" to family or friends,
in "honor" of family or friends or in "memory" of a loved one. Each
person honored will have an ornament put on the color light
purchased. Red lights signify $5 donations, green lights represent
$10 donations, blue lights are for $25 donations and orange lights
represent donations over $25.
The tree will be lit on Saturday, Dec. 3 in conjunction with Santa
Claus Day at the home. Reading of the names on the tree will be
announced at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22 in conjunction with the
resident, staff, board and family Christmas party. The public is
welcome to attend the reading. An article listing the donations will
be published in January in the Benson County Farmers Press. Those
with questions may call 438-2641. Donations can be mailed to the
Maddock Memorial Home, 301 Roosevelt Ave., Maddock, ND 58348.
The new nurses' station at the Maddock Memorial Home is shown
looking west from the hallway. Arlyss Bergrud, activity director, is
charting for the activities program as Deanna Johnson, certified
medication aide, is setting up medication for residents. They are
pictured in the area that used to be the administration office. The
unfinished doorway behind them leads to the new administration
Ida Olson honored on 90th birthday
Ida Olson was honored on her 90th birthday Sunday, Nov. 20 at the
Minnewaukan Senior Citizens Community Center. Family members who
were Holger, her husband of 68 years; children Deanna Hanson, John
Donna Olson, Ginny and Gary Sears, Bill Olson and Norma Schneider
Olson and Cindy Moe; grandchildren Nancy Thompson, Cheri Hanson,
Schafer, David Sears, Jerry and Marianne Sears; great-grandchildren
Weed (Jennifer Schwab), Brant Hanson, Brittany Weed, Tyler, Quentin,
Spencer, Madyson, John, Katherine, Maria and Emily Sears; and
great-great-grandson Cade Weed.
Also there were her brother, Stephen and Mary Beck of Everett, Wash.
several nephews and nieces, Maybell and Howard Corey of Bowbells,
Arlene Beck of Minot, Barbara and Ben Dove of Mandan, Mary and
O'Briant of Fargo and Gary Barko of Sheyenne; cousins Bernice
Johnson and Dick Anderson, all of Maddock, Ruth Myhre of Devils
Groff of Harlow and Annie Schmid of Minnewaukan. Many friends from
the area also brought greetings. The family had supper together
the open house.
Nancy, Cheri and Jill came attired in their grandmother's polyester
they found in an upstairs closet. Ida wore them many, many years
you remember, polyester does not lose color, doesn't wrinkle and
wears out (which is probably why they quit using that fabric).
Work continues on building
Work continues on the Multi-Purpose Building at Maddock that will be
home of Benson County Achievement Days. The photo was taken Nov. 23
building is probably completely enclosed by now. The facility is
just west of the Maddock School.