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7/13/2005 – News

Volume 122, Number 23             Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Big box culverts under construction
This huge triple box culvert is being built on new ND 19 about a mile west of the present north junction of US 281 and ND 19. The culvert will carry water from a stream into Devils Lake. Swingen Construction of Grand Forks is the contractor for the project.

Work continues on new highway
Riley Bros. Construction of Morris, Minn. is making progress in building new ND 19 across the water to the junction of present ND 19 and US 281 north of Minnewaukan. It looks like about a quarter-mile of construction through the water remains. Construction has been delayed because of extremely wet conditions in the area in June. This view is looking west at the junction.

Maddock July parade
Residents and staff of the Maddock Memorial Home gathered on this float.

Schmid Farms of Oberon exhibited this antique truck. The logo on the door states, “Schmid Farms, Lallie, ND 58357?.”

The BCATS class of 1955 gathered on this float.

Linda Drake wins area title
The Lake Region Chapter of ND Agri-Women held its 18th annual Spring Fling Monday, June 13 at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. All past Farm Women of the Year were given a special tribute through a slide show at the opening of the event. Following the salad and sandwich luncheon, Jan Topp, RN, Grace City farmer and member of the ND Oilseed Council, spoke on the health benefits of flax and flax production. She provided samples of roasted flax seed for attendees as well as booklets with flax recipes.
Special entertainment was provided by the “Forever Plaid” quartet which gave its final performance at the college that evening. The two finalists for the 2005 Durum Triangle Farm Woman of the Year, Eleanor Lee of Walsh County and Linda Drake of Benson County, were introduced and presented flowers and gifts. Linda was announced as this year’s Durum Triangle Farm Woman of the Year. Linda and her husband, Kenneth, have operated a diverse family farm the past 44 years. Linda has been active in crop production, running a dairy herd, operating a cow/calf operation, bookkeeping for all aspects of the business, purchasing equipment and marketing of the ag products. She will be nominated by the chapter for the Red River Valley Farm Woman of the Year competition in October in Grand Forks. Past farm women of the year are pictured, left to right, Lorraine Sabbe of Maddock (2004), Vicky Bina of Lawton, (1997), Eleanor Lee of Park River (2005 candidate), Linda Drake of Sheyenne (2005 winner), Jean Meyer of York (1990
– first winner), Martina Franzen of Lakota (1992), Jeanette Calderwood of Crary (1995) and Lois Jones of Devils Lake (winner, but not at Spring Fling).

Long time, no see
Mark Motis, left, was surprised when Max Mathews, right, and his wife, Clare, center, visited him unexpectedly June 29. Motis and Mathews served together in the US Marine Corps in Korea and had not seen each other since they got off a ship at Treasure Island near San Francisco in November of 1954. The Mathews live in Glasgow, Mo.

Take part in contest
Four members of the A.S. Gibbens FFA Chapter of Maddock participated in the State FFA dairy foods competition at the 76th State FFA Convention held at NDSU in Fargo. Participating in the contest were, left to right, Paul Rice, Kimberly Randle, Courtney Foss and Michelle Olson. Kimberly received a gold award and 12th place out of 135 individuals in the contest. Michelle received a silver award and Courtney Foss a bronze award.

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