10/5/2005 – News


Volume 122, Number 35             Wednesday, October 5th, 2005



Lallie burns
This picture from the past was taken when the Peavey Elevator building at Lallie was intentionally burned. Rudolph Severinson of Devils Lake owns the photo and he wonders when this occurred. The editor of this newspaper was there that day and also took pictures, but the closest he can come to the date was in the 1960’s or 1970’s, or perhaps the 80’s. Is that pinning it down, or what?

Andersons dominate running events
Lindsay places 3rd at the Griak
Lindsay Anderson, a sophomore at Leeds High School, made an impressive showing at the Roy Griak Invitational Cross-Country Meet on the University of Minnesota campus September 25. She ended up not only representing her school, but also her state. The Roy Griak Invitational is considered to be the biggest cross-country meet in the United States. Not only are there high schools that compete, but also Division I, II and III colleges from across the country.
Lindsay competed in the 5K High School Gold Division, which is the faster of the two high school division races. It is usually made up of larger high schools. She competed against 43 teams and 373 other runners and took third place. She came in at 18:09.92 minutes with a 5:51 pace. This is the first time Lindsay has run in a 5K competition. In North Dakota, high school girls’ cross-country teams run a 4K race.
The only other two North Dakota schools to compete at the Griak were Grand Forks Red River and Central High Schools. The entire North Dakota delegation cheered Lindsay on and were probably as excited about her win as her family was.
According to Esmond native Yvonne Rieger Westrum of Grand Forks, a spectator at the event, "When she was probably about 150 yards from the finish line, all you could hear was ‘Go, Lindsay, Go’ in a ripple effect.
All the Red River runners and their parents were cheering for her."
George excels at Minot State
Lindsay wasn’t the only Anderson to compete at the Griak. Her brother, George, made an impressive showing. He placed 26th out of 411 runners. He ran in the 8 Kilometer Division II & III collegiate race for Minot State.
His overall time was 26:19.24 minutes with a 5:18 pace.
Lindsay and George are the daughter and son of Greg and Karen Anderson of Leeds.
Minot State University junior George Anderson transferred from the University of Mary in the off-season.
Anderson, who started his career at the University of Mary, was happy with the school, but decided he wanted a chance to perform in the postseason.
The University of Mary is in a transition period to NCAA Division II and isn’t eligible for any postseason play.
The Marauders’ loss was the Beavers’ gain.
Anderson has excelled early on for the Beavers. Anderson has been the top runner on the men’s side in each of the first two meets.
"With transfers, it can go both ways," MSU head coach Stu Melby said. "They can come in and understand what it takes to be a college runner and it makes it easier. Some come in and have preconceived ideas and attitudes and aren’t accepting to how things are done . . ."
Anderson, who is originally from Leeds, has had to work slowly into running shape. He was sidelined all of last season due to injuries and is careful each time out.
"Melby has been careful with me so far," Anderson said. "I have battled a shin problem so we have to take it easy at times."
Melby said, "I was recruiting (Anderson’s sister) Krista, and George was around the family. He never came up to me and said he wanted to come to school. It wasn’t until the spring that he contacted me."
Anderson said he misses the University of Mary, but he feels that MSU is a good fit for him in his career.
"This has been great," he said of the return to MSU. "I felt like I wanted to have something to work for for my last two years. I am looking forward to running the postseason."
Information compiled by an article by Michael Linnell in the Minot Daily News.

Early in the race, Lindsay was one of the top three runners and she stayed there. She is front and center in the photograph.

Lindsay Anderson, front and center, receives her award and recognition. The sophomore is ranked number one in the state.

George Anderson



Maddock homecoming court
Homecoming festivities were celebrated at the Maddock School September 19-23. Monday the students dressed in their finest recycled wear. Tuesday they dressed in fashions from the past for Flashback Day. Wednesday many Disney favorites were seen around the halls for Disney Day. Thursday was groups and duos day. Friday was Bobcats Pride Day. Rhiannon Johnson and Tony Brandvold were crowned king and queen during coronation on Thursday.
Friday afternoon the student body presented skits and participated in activities, including a powderpuff football game, guys volleyball tournament and class relay race. A wagon parade was held in the gymnasium followed by a pep rally. The Bobcats were victorious in the homecoming football game defeating Towner-Granville-Upham. Many students danced at the post-football dance sponsored by the Student Council. Left to right are members of the homecoming court: Tony Brandvold, Rhiannon Johnson, Brad Hermanson, Amanda Pranke, Adam Aanderud, Erin Markestad, Aaron Abrahamson and Elisa Buehler. In front are Akala Loughman and Spencer Sears.

King Tony and Queen Rhiannon.



Five generations
This five-generation picture has its roots in Leeds. Holding her great-great-grandson, Joshua Paul, is Agnes Lysne of Leeds. On the left are great-grandmother Arlys Haus of Mandan and grandfather Ronald Haus of Granbury, Tex. On the right is Joshua’s mother, Kelli Paul of Rockwall, Tex.



Visit one-room school
As part of their social studies class, Mrs. Simon’s first graders visited the one-room schoolhouse in Maddock which was built in 1901. This country school was originally located seven miles southeast of Maddock and closed its doors in the 1930s. The children were welcomed to the school by Doris Ambers (in doorway) who shared her experiences in a one-room school. The children readily recognized changes that have occurred in the classroom.
They also visited the Maddock City Library and looked over the many books and videos available to them. Librarian Priscilla Backstrom showed them books of long ago and books of today in the stuffed animal/puppet corner of the library. First grade class members at Maddock are, left to right, front row, Akala Loughman, Gannon Engkvist, Evan Eyl and Ethin Johnson. Back row:
Taylor Foss, Emily Sears, Lin Ella Pistol, Spencer Sears, Rebecca Johnson and student teacher Atonya Murphy.



Oberon reading students
Oberon School students who were awarded prizes for completing their September reading requirements are pictured. Left to right, front row:
Mckenzie Scott, Levi Thumb, Larissa Dunn, Jaden Whitetail, Louis Blacklance Jr. and Jace Feather. Second row: Jason Feather, Sierra Charboneau, Raylene Scott, Tiana Thumb, Thomas Brown, Shawn Charboneau, Canisha Keo and Tristian Whitetail. Third row: Bailey Thumb, Cheyenne Whitetail, Darica Deckert, Emily Thumb, Shaylee Scott, Mikellene Applebee and Brock Azure.
Back two rows: Chelsea Hook, Tanya Twohearts, Jami Jetty, Cody Greywater, Lacey Brown, George Brown, Dakotah Greywater, Alfred Littlewind, Myron Wanna Jr., Cyril Shaw, Tanisha Thumb and Sarah Hook.


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