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4/15/2009 – News

Volume 126, Number 11           Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

AED at Leeds
Noridian Administrative Services, which has a branch in Leeds, has donated an automated external defibrillator (AED), a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses potentially life threatening cardiac problems and is able to treat them through defibrillation. The AED has been placed in the Leeds Community Center. On the left is Ken Roseth, assistant vice president of facilities for Noridian Administrative Services. Representing the Leeds Ambulance Service is Rio Himle, right. An AED has also been placed at the Leeds School and the goal is to place an AED in each church. The Leeds Ambulance Service is a non-profit organization that depends on volunteers, memberships, donations and memorials to continue serving the community.

Lake comes into town
Devils Lake has taken over D Street in Minnewaukan, the most northerly east-west street in town. The Trinity Free Lutheran Church used to be located on the right. The top photo was taken Easter Sunday and the bottom photo was taken Easter Monday.Water is also reportedly running over Old US 281 about a mile north of Minnewaukan.

Leeds Students of Quarter
The Leeds High School announces its Students of the Quarter for the third quarter of the 2008-2009 school year. Students are selected for this honor based on their academic performance, cooperation, attitude and effort, and student involvement and responsibility. Left to right are seventh grader Jessica Peterson, daughter of Karen Onweiler; freshman Kyle Jorgenson, son of Steve and Geri Jorgenson; eighth grader Kevin Slaubaugh, son of Lori Nelsen; senior Denage Braaten, daughter of Joel and Carol Braaten; sophomore Michael Urness, son of Kevin and Tammy Urness; and junior Brenna Stone, daughter of Kelly and Kim King.

Pizza Day
Mrs. Heser’s fourth grade class enjoys eating a slice of pizza after presentations put on by the NDSU Extension Service for Experience Agriculture: Pizza Day in Devils Lake on April 7. The students visited several stations and learned how the ingredients on a pizza come from North Dakota. Fourth graders study ND studies in social studies and this is one of three North Dakota-themed field trips that Mrs. Heser has planned for her students. Students will also visit the Benson County Courthouse to learn about county government. In May the class will head to Bismarck for tours of the ND State Heritage Center, ND State Capitol Building and Fort Abraham Lincoln, including stops at the Custer House, barracks, block houses and On-A-Slant Indian village. Left to right, back row, are Talissa Ami, Shania Longie, Shaylynn Martin, MaKayla Leaf, Angela Young and Thad Schlotman. Front row: Paul Azure, Taeya Thomas, James Lovejoy, O’Shea Red Fox and Austin Crosswhite.

Minnewaukan fourth grader O’Shea Red Fox grinds wheat into flour at Experience Agriculture: Pizza Day, as Talissa Ami looks on. The students learned that wheat from North Dakota is ground into flour that can be used in pizza crust. Overseeing the demonstration is Fred Sharbono of Graham’s Island.

Callahan earns athletic award
Mike Callahan, athletic director at the Minnewaukan High School was named North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association Class B Athletic Director of the Year at the association’s spring conference in Fargo. Previously, Callahan had been named the District 8 and Region 4 Athletic Director of the Year as voted on by his peers.

Makes donation
Marie Williams, left, representing the Evening Stars Homemakers Club of Maddock, is pictured as she hands a check to Flo Kallenbach, representing the Maddock Bleacher Fund. The $400 check was the club’s donation to the Maddock Bleacher Fund and the money was raised from the sale of the new edition of their cookbook. With all this help the fund-raising goal may be in sight sometime soon.

Car-deer collision
This late model Dodge car was probably totaled in a collision with a deer at Cemetery Hill half a mile west of Minnewaukan last week. The radiator was pushed back by the impact. As of April 13 the accident had not been reported to the sheriff’s office.

Lake Leeds
These photos of the Leeds area were taken by Jan Lee on Easter Sunday. Apparently the coulee on west entrance/exit to US 2 opened up and is pouring through the culverts. The barn is on the west side of Leeds.

Lake Leeds is shown looking west toward US 2 from the county road exit. The area is just south of the Lorraine Stevens home and beside Curt Munson’s shop/garage. The water goes all the way around to the edge of Jan’s Stall Mall.

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