Volume 123, Number 51
Big fish are biting!
The fish are biting on Devils Lake and these two pictures prove that the big ones are biting, too. Jason Rogers of Iowa, above, holds a 9.5 lb. walleye caught January 16. The fish was 29.5" long. Clarence Schipper of Ackley, Iowa, right, holds a 23.5 lb. northern caught January 17. The big fish was 43.5" long and had a girth of 20". Both fish were caught under the guidance of Perch-Eyes Guide Service, which is owned by Jason and Shelle Feldner of Minnewaukan.
New Benson County Deputy Sheriff Johnny Lawson, 30, is pictured with his wife, Christine, and their daughter, four-year-old Heaven.
Sheriff Steve Rohrer has stationed Lawson in Maddock. They originally came from Sonora, Calif. a year and a half ago. He was a certified nursing assistant at the Good Samaritan Home in Lakota before graduating from peace officer training at Lake Region State College in December. He came to work as a deputy sheriff on January 5. The Lawsons have nine children ranging in age from 19 to 4.
Geography Bee winner
Dylan Lauinger, a 5th grade student at Maddock Public School won the school-level competition of the National Geographic bee on Jan. 10.
The school-level bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round. Each school’s winner will now take a written test and the top 100 winners in each state will be eligible to compete at their state bee March 30.
Pictured are contestants in the bee. Front row, left to right: Dylan Lauinger, son of David & Shannon Lauinger; Kaleb Westad, son of Denise McGath & Willard Westad; Blake Buckmier, son of Bobby & Dennette Buckmier; and Alyssa Armentrout, daughter of Elaine Jones.
Back row, left to right: Katherine Sears, daughter of Jerry & Marianne Sears; Savana Nystrom, daughter of Ed & Faye Nystrom; James Johnson, son of Jeff & Coreen Johnson; Breana Buehler, daughter of Todd & Nadley Buehler; Ben Backstrom, son of Dennis & Perky Backstrom; and Noah Engels, son of Joe & Merritt Engels.
Minnewaukan native Glen Chapman turned 88 on January 21. He’s the last surviving member of the A.B. Chapman family. The Chapmans spend winters in Mesa, Ariz. and summers in Everett, Wash.
Essay contest winner
Lucille Westby, youth chairman of the Auxiliary to the Robert Tovsrud VFW Post 757 of Harlow reports the first place winner in the essay competition, "Citizenship in America" for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students is Janna Rice. She is the daughter of John and Barb Rice of Maddock, and is an eighth grade homeschooled student.
Janna placed first in District 6 winning $200. She also received $30 from Post 757 and $25 from the Auxiliary. She placed second in the department level.
Pictured left to right are: Adeline Klein, Auxiliary president; Janna Rice; Lucille Westby, Auxiliary youth chairman ; and Jon Hermanson, Post Commander.
Benson County officials take oaths
Benson County officials were sworn in earlier this month by ND District Judge Donovan Foughty of Devils Lake. Foughty is shown congratulating County Auditor Bonnie Erickson.
Judge Foughty congratulates State’s Attorney James Wang.
Judge Foughty congratulates Clerk of District Court Lana Johnson.
Judge Foughty congratulates County Recorder Doris Randle.
1,000 career points scored
The Four Winds Indians boys’ basketball team helped senior guard Tony Ironheart celebrate a milestone in his high school basketball career on Tuesday, January 16.
Tony scored his 1,000th point in the community center at Lakota during a District 7 game against the Raiders.
The talented guard leads his team in scoring and is currently carrying a 20 point per game average. Last season he averaged 19.8 points per game.
According to the 2006-2007 Boys Hoopster, Tony joins four other Four Winds players who scored 1,000+ points in their high school careers.
Unfortunately the years of achievement were not listed for Sean Gourd (1,166), Rory Littleghost (1,179), Fred Longie (1,209) or Dale Alberts (1,245).