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3/19/2008 – News

Volume 125, Number 7            Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Esmond team has reunion
The 1983 Esmond Girls Basketball Team was honored at the Class B girls basketball state tournament for having taken second place that year and members of the team, spouses and fans met after the ceremony in the hospitality room, where photos were taken. Left to right, back row, are coach Gary Schauer, Barb (Fix) Leshovsky, Nona (Volk) Flick, Rena (Binfet) Hutchinson, Gail (Goetz) Mongeon, Kathy (Grossman) Krosbakken, Denise (Randle) Wolf and Coach Bob Bjornson. Front row: team host Milt Korslien, Jody (Schwab) Johnson, Lisa (Vetter) Wetch, Jola Streifel, Tammy (Wolfe) Epps, Sonya (Leier) Skinner and Leigh (Wolfe) Kaeding. The 1984 Esmond girls basketball team will receive the same honor at next year’s state tournament, as the team was runner-up to Hillsboro.

Perfect attendance in February
A number of students at the Warwick School had perfect attendance in February. They are pictured with Mr. Jacobson. Left to right, back row: Danielle Owlboy, Rainell Hobson, Kiana Littlewind, Wesley Bigtrack, Troy Redfox, Dana Jackson, Dominic Balcer, Isaac Owlboy and Josie Dumarce. Middle row: Ebonie Hobson, Rayanne Leaf, Katelyn Omen, Amber Rose Redfox, Madison Leaf, Talin Redfox, Destiny Lozensky, Winona Little, Jace Baker and Samantha Owlboy. Front row: Mary Jane Cavanaugh, Mallory Demarce, Keyen Omen, Benjamin Longie, Kalista Jackson, Jayla Guy, Tabitha Joramo and Marlin DeMarce. Absent are Tristan Redfox and Antoine Motley.

Esmond native founds steel construction business in Fargo
Esmond native Wade Wolf is making a name for himself in Fargo construction circles.
Wolf Steel Construction is a Fargo-based construction company founded by Wolf in 1999. Since that time it has become one of the tri-state area’s leading competitors in the construction of steel-framed industrial and commercial buildings.
Wolf has more than 20 years experience in the steel construction industry. Wolf Steel is headquartered at 1408 Second Ave. North in Fargo. The company has projects in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Wolf Steel has constructed strip malls, restaurants, breweries, telecommunication companies, theatres, churches and stairway and handrail systems in the tri-state area.
With crews totaling up to 35 employees, the company can provide certified structural welding, certified industrial and commercial pipe welding, pre-cast plank, handrails and stairway installation. The company’s Web site,, provides photos of some of the jobs completed or under construction.
One of his projects was in downtown Fargo’s Renaissance Zone that added two stories to existing buildings and turned them into condominiums costing $250,000 and up.
Wolf is the son of Victor Wolf of Esmond and the late MaryElaine Wolf. He is the grandson of Katie Wolfe of Esmond and the late John Wolfe. His maternal grandparents are the late John and Mary Dorscher.
He is a 1982 graduate of Esmond High School and attended NDSU. He has a son, Jett, who is three years old.

Wade Wolf is shown with his son, Jett.

One project Wolf Steel Construction is involved with is the construction of condominiums on existing buildings in Fargo’s Renaissance Zone.

Spelling champs
The Benson County Spelling Bee was held at the Minnewaukan School February 23. Children from Oberon, Warwick, Leeds, Maddock, Minnewaukan, Four Winds Middle School and Tate Topa in Fort Totten competed. Advancing to state competition in Bismarck March 28 are, left, Jenae Johnson, the 2008 county champ and an eighth grader from Maddock, and Christina Cloud, the county runner-up and an eighth grader from Minnewaukan. Alternate to state is Katherine Sears, a seventh grader from Maddock.

Trophy winners posed with Jean Olson, County Superintendent of Schools and director of the spelling bee. Front row, left to right, are Brady Kallenbach, Maddock first grader; Danielle Schwanke, Leeds second grader; Emily Sears, Maddock third grader; Nora Duren, Maddock fourth grader; and Mrs. Olson. Back row: Quentin Sears, Maddock fifth grader; Justin Johnson, Maddock sixth grader; Katherine Sears, Maddock seventh grader; Christina Cloud, Minnewaukan eighth grader; and Jenae Johnson, Maddock eighth grader.

Finalists who competed in the oral round of the spelling bee are, left to right, Justin Johnson, grade six, Maddock; Shelby Jorgenson, grade six, Leeds; Katherine Sears, grade seven, Maddock; Jenae Johnson, grade eight, Maddock; Kendra Leibfried, grade eight, Leeds; Christina Cloud, grade eight, Minnewaukan; and Danacia Greywater, grade seven, Minnewaukan.

First to fifth place winners in the eighth grade division are, left to right, Christina Cloud, Minnewaukan; Jenae Johnson, Maddock; Kendra Leibfried, Leeds; James Johnson, Maddock; and Tawnya Alberts, Four Winds Middle School.

Grade seven first to sixth place winners are, left to right, Katherine Sears, Maddock; Danacia Greywater, Four Winds Middle School; Sara Schwanke, Maddock; Chelsea Rallo and Nevada Feather, both Minnewaukan; and Seth Bisbee, Leeds.

Winners from first to sixth place in the grade six division are, left to right, Justin Johnson, Maddock; Shelby Jorgenson, Leeds; Kaleb Westad, Maddock; Shana Greywater, Minnewaukan; Kassie Redroad and Willianette Good Shot, both Tate Topa, Fort Totten.

The fifth grade winners are shown. Left to right, Quentin Sears, first place and Maria Sears, second place, both Maddock; Mara Diaz, fourth place, Tate Topa; and Arlete Lohnes, fifth place and JJ Duty, sixth place, both Minnewaukan. Not pictured is the third place winner, Julissa McGarvey of Leeds.

First to sixth place winners in the fourth grade division are, left to right, Nora Duren, Maddock; Audrice Diaz, Tate Topa; Shandiin Goodbird and Nadean Goodbird, both Minnewaukan; and Mathias Follman and Taylor Bisbee, both Leeds.

Grade three first to sixth place winners are, left to right, Emily Sears and Lin Ella Pistol, both Maddock; Spencer Follman, Leeds; Jarin Alberts and Kiana Yankton, both Tate Topa; and Ricardo Littleghost, Warwick.

The first to sixth place winners for grade two are, left to right, Danielle Schwanke, Leeds; Brianna Johnson, Maddock; Hannah Alberts, Tate Topa; Keringten Lee, Maddock; Rochelle Hanson, Leeds; and Lorissa Dunn, Oberon.

First grade first to sixth place winners are, left to right, Brady Kallenbach and Abigail Grossman, both Maddock; Connor McKay, Tate Topa; Hailey Gunderson, Leeds; Eric Thompson, Minnewaukan; and Keaton Nelsen, Leeds.

Team wins first
The Benson County FFA team of Janna Rice and Rachel Olson from the A.S. Gibbens FFA chapter of Maddock and Kristina Keller from the Harvey FFA Chapter teamed up to take first place in the ND Open Class of the hippology contest at the ND Winter Show in Valley City. Janna Rice (center) was high individual in the contest with Kristina Keller (right) placing fifth and Rachel Olson (left) placing 18th. The state hippology contest tests the FFA members on knowledge and judging of horses along with a team problem.

Indians do well at state
The No. 5 team for the 2007-08 North Dakota Class B boys’ basketball season, the Four Winds Indians, is shown proudly displaying their trophy. Coaches Smith, Yankton and Dauphinais led the young team to a third appearance in the state tournament held March 13-15 at the Fargodome in Fargo. Front row, left to right, are cheerleaders Kareena Whiteshield, Maria Serrano, Chelsea Young and Raquel Quinones. Middle row: statisticians Teresa Longie and Wanda Stensland and players Darryl Three Irons, Joran Black, Demery Lawrence, Zack Alberts, CJ Ironheart, Chuck Lovejoy and Jay Lovejoy. Standing: Assistant Coach Doug Yankton, Head Coach Rick Smith, players Travis LaRock, Rock Baer, Wambli Dubois, Oliver Dauphinais, Ryan Brown, Murle Richotte, Scott Bull and Assistant Coach Dean Dauphinais, Jr. (Photo by Dennis Brusven)

Students of month
Students of the month at the Warwick Elementary School are pictured.
Left to right are Angel Georgeson, Warren Greene and Cierra Greene.

Winners of bonds
Jessie Schwanke, left, and Courtney Foss were winners of the $50 US Savings Bonds at the 2008 financial aid meeting at Maddock, co-sponsored by Ramsey National Bank and the North Star Community Credit Union.

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