3/14/2007 – News


Volume 124, Number 6             Wednesday, March 14th, 2007


Esmond native chose Advisor of the Year
Esmond native Donna Gutschmidt of Devils Lake, who serves as the Delta Epsilon Chi Advisor for Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, was named Advisor of the Year at the North Dakota Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Conference in Fargo February 12 and 13. She was praised for her abilities to bring students to state and national competition and have them win consistently year after year. The honor was conferred upon her by her peers. Four students from Lake Region State College competed with students from other North Dakota colleges.
The students must earn first or second place honors in their respective events to advance to the International Career Development Conference in April in Orlando, Fla. All four students from Lake Region State College were winners and will advance to the international competition. Students participating were Anne Jorgenson, formerly of Grafton, Victoria Klingbeil of Langdon, Amy Pitcher of Cavalier and Quinnlyn Ritteman of Lakota.

Donna Gutschmidt



Class B Region 4 champions
Tony Ironheart (No. 24), Zack Alberts (No. 20) and Jeremy Dauphanais (No. 45) joined teammates and fans in celebrating victory at the Sports Center in Devils Lake March 8. The Four Winds Indians defeated the Wells County (Fessenden-Bowdon) Bears for the Region 4 championship in what was the Indians’ lowest scoring game of the season, 44-39.
The win means Four Winds will once again represent Region 4 at the ND State Boys’ Class B Basketball Tournament at the Bismarck Civic Center March 15-17. The No. 1 ranked Indians will play defending state champions Dickinson Trinity at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.



Sorlie in running for Coach of Year
Maddock native Michael Sorlie was recently selected as the 2007 Region 5 Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year by his coaching peers. Sorlie guided his Dakota Oyate Eagles team (Solen/Selfridge) to the District 9 championship and to a third place finish at the Region 5 tournament. As a result of his selection, his name will be placed in nomination for the 2007 North Dakota State Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year for Class B schools.



To fete Engels for academics
Isaac Engels of Maddock, the son of Joe and Merritt Engels, has been selected as a member of the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals’ Academic All-State Silver Team.
The team was selected in recognition of academic excellence. Selection criteria include grade point average and ACT/SAT test scores. Team members were presented a certificate of merit by the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals. In addition, the NBC North Dakota Sports Network will present a medallion to each winner during a televised "Parade of Academic Champions" at the State Class B Boys’ Basketball Tournament in Bismarck March 16.



Team takes fifth
The Benson County 4-H Judging Team received fifth place at the State 4-H Crops Judging Contest at the ND Winter show in Valley City. Noah Engels was seventh high individual and Ben Backstrom was 16th high individual. Also judging for Benson County 4-H were Preston Gilderhus and Jaden Kallenbach. The contest involves identification of weed and crop seeds along with identification of weed and crop mounts; identifying factors in wheat, barley, oats and flax; grading of hard red spring wheat and durum wheat; and order of importance in grain selection. All four members of the Benson County 4-H Judging Team are from the Farm & Home Improvement 4-H Club of Maddock. Left to right are Preston Gilderhus, Ben Backstrom, Jaden Kallenbach and Noah Engels


Girl Scouts have Thinking Day
The Maddock Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts recently celebrated Thinking Day. The day presents an opportunity for peace and international friendship. Leaders help the girls understand that they belong to a worldwide organization of more than eight million women and girls called the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. On this special day (Feb. 22) Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world are of one mind in their thoughts of peace and unity.
First year scouts Kristi Medalen, Keringten Lee, Greta Duren, Rebecca Johnson and Kyia Roberts received the world pin and try-it badge Girl Scout ways. To help the girls think about another culture, Janet Olson gave a presentation of her visit to Norway and told of her family background there. The girls then made lefse. Helpers were Donna Rice, Helen Foss, Joyce Rasmussen, Dorothy Wisness and Robyn Risovi.
The week of March 11-17 the girls are celebrating Girl Scout Week. Girl Scout Sunday was observed at churches and on Monday, March 12 the 95th birthday of Girl Scouts was held at the Maddock Community Center with a program, displays and refreshments. A successful cookie sale was completed on March 6.

Maddock Girl Scouts who took part in Thinking Day were, left to right, front row: Keringten Lee, Greta Duren and Kyia Roberts. Second row: Emily Sears, Rebecca Johnson, Taylor Foss, Nora Duren, Micki Brandvold, Kristi Medalen and Alexis Gigstad. Third row: Janet Olson, Carah Hestdalen, Megan Olson, Kaylee Tollerud, Ashley Foss and Courtney Hestdalen. Back row: Delores Williams, Ashley Risovi, Kayla Melaas, Alexis Huffman and Kenadi Lee. Not pictured are Maria Sears and Hannah Pierson. Brownies leader is Helen Foss, Juniors leader is Robyn Risovi and Cadettes leader is Dorothy Wisness.

Young ladies visit capitol
Some interesting highlights recently at the state capitol included a special visit by 2007 Miss North Dakota, Annette Olson of Wahpeton when she addressed the chamber on March 1. I was definitely caught off guard when I had dead batteries in my camera. When 2007 Miss Rodeo America, Ashley Andrews of Bowman, addressed the chamber on March 5, I was ready for a picture. They’re amazing young ladies and outstanding spokeswomen for North Dakota in their new roles.

Rep. Ben Vig and Miss Rodeo America, Ashley Andrews of Bowman.


Maddock grade students walk for certificates

Mrs. Anderson’s elementary physical education classes recently participated in the Walk North Dakota Challenge, an eight week walking program sponsored by the NDSU Extension Service, North Dakota State University. Each class walked daily for 20 minutes. They are pictured as follows. Kindergarten, back row, left to right are Samuel Hill, Marissa Lunde, Brady Kallenbach, Connor Arnold, Charity Dosch and Gannon Griffin. Front row, left to right are Kenzie Randle, Talissa Aabrekke, Kadin Neppl, Abigail Grossman, Jude Lawson and Jay Garcia.

First grade, back row, left to right are Garret Tandeski, Zachary Hill, Spencer Olson and Brandon Lawson. Front row, left to right are Kevin Johnson, Keringten Lee, Greta Duren and Tate Benson. Not pictured is Justin Nystrom.

Second grade, back row, left to right are Spencer Sears, Taylor Foss, Lin Ella Pistol, Hannah Pierson, Emily Sears and Akala Loughman.
Front row, left to right are Kyia Roberts, Gannon Engkvist, Rebecca Johnson, Ethin Johnson and Evan Eyl. Not pictured is Donny Price.

Third grade, back row, left to right are Courtney Lauinger, Jessica Hill, Kristi Medalen, Kyler Westad and Allyson Lauinger. Middle row, left to right are Brooks Duren, Natalia Wright, Jaydin Risovi, Ethan Karlsbraaten and Nora Duren. Front row, left to right are Caleb Cox, Noah Arnold, Michelle Brandvold. Tabitha Lawson and Destiny Bingham.

Fourth grade, back row, left to right are Kaylee Tollerud, Megan Olson, Hailey Kallenbach, Jaden Lunde, Kayla Melaas and Maria Sears.
Middle row, left to right are Ashley Risovi, Jakob Schmid, Hunter Buehler, Quentin Sears and Delores Williams. Front row, left to right are Alexis Gigstad, Alyssa Armentrout, Kenadi Lee and Blake Buckmier. Not pictured is Jack Schwanke.

Fifth grade, back row, left to right are Justin Johnson, Zane Paulson, Alex Sabbe, Kaleb Westad and Dylan Lauinger. Middle row, left to right are Jamie Buckmeier, Renae Lauinger, Shawn Aabrekke, Alyssa Nystrom and Kelsey Smith. Front row, left to right are Isabella Lawson, Shelby Brandvold, Alexis Huffman and Alecz Hill.

Sixth grade, back row, left to right are Jaden Kallenbach, Carah Hestdalen, Katherine Sears, Chelsey Weigler and Erik Broten. Middle row, left to right are Sara Schwanke, Andrew Pranke, Savana Nystrom and David Yri. Front row, left to right are Katelynn Engh, Zachary Eyl and Jessica Johnson.



Fffishtival scenes
The weather cooperated with the Minnewaukan Community Club’s Fffishtival on Saturday, March 10. Winners of the Fffishtival fishing contest, were, left to right, Nate Teigen, 8.58 lb. northern; Andrew Stensby, 1.68 lb. walleye; Kyle Huffman, 12.26 lb. northern; Ethen Wang, 5.02 lb. northern; and Kellin Jund, perch. Not pictured is Trey Benson, 2.06 lb. walleye.

Mark Zillmer, one of the sparkplugs of the Fffishtival, conducted the drawings with the aid of this homemade paddlewheel. Top winners of the Fffishtival raffle were first prize, Sara Leach, two-man portable ice house; second prize, Lloyd Burgess, ice auger; third prize, Brent Huffman, $100; and fourth prize, Cyndy Lund, portable DVD player.

The club purchased this large tent which was erected near the boat ramp.

Sherri Thompson grilled burgers and hot dogs on these grills beside the big tent.


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