Volume 122, Number 4
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 January 14.
"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 showings
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, Haugland 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 Langdon 52-48.
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 Prairie, 38-36.
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 figures.
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 2, E.
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 42-27.
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, J.
Adams-Edmore overpowered Langdon 50-27 for third place in the tournament.
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 www.bensoncountynews.com
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 degree.