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7/29/2009 – News

Volume 126, Number 26           Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Hall of Fame presentation
The late Garvin and Pearl Plummer were inducted into Minnewaukan’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony held during Summerfest. Minnewaukan Mayor Curtis Yri, left, made the presentation to family members. Left to right are Yri, Clayton and Marla Hogenson of Harlow and California, Bruce Wertenberger of Webster and California and Lyle Huffman of Minnewaukan. Mrs. Hogenson and Bruce Wertenberger are children of the late Mildred Wertenberger, sister of Garvin Plummer. Huffman is a brother of Pearl Plummer. The weather was perfect for Summerfest.

Citizen of the Year
Minnewaukan Mayor Curtis Yri presents the Citizen of the Year Award to Diane (Huffman) Peterson. She was given the award for her many donations of funds to local organizations and providing food and volunteering for community events.

Team 10th in state
Six Maddock FFA members received 10th place out of 36 teams at the ND State Food Science and Technology Career Development Event held at the State FFA Convention in Fargo. Breana Buehler was the high individual for the Maddock team, receiving a gold award and 16th high individual out of 132 in the state contest. Beau Buehler was the 17th high individual and also received a gold award. Receiving silver awards were Alexis Buckmier and Tyler Sears. Jason Smith received a bronze award. Left to right are Tyler Sears, Jason Smith, Alexis Buckmier, Beau Buehler and Breana Buehler.

Champs Camp held at Maddock
The 13th Annual Champs Camp was held at the Maddock School July 7-9. The camp focused on basketball fundamentals and allowed the kids to play 5-on-5 games. Champs Camp 2009 was directed by Michael Sorlie and the student assistants were Beau Buehler, Jason Smith and Katelynn Engh. Grades four through six are shown in this photo. Left to right, back row are Hunter Buehler, Blake Buckmier, Jakob Schmid, Quentin Sears, Kaylee Tollerud, Ashley Risovi, Megan Olson and Hailey Kallenbach. In the middle row are Spencer Follman, Noah Arnold, Jaydin Risovi, Ethan Karlsbraaten, Mathias Follman, Beau Buehler and Michael Sorlie. In the front row are Katelynn Engh, Emily Sears, Taylor Foss, Braydon Follman, Spencer Sears and Jason Smith.

K through third graders who took part in the Champs Camp were, left to right, back row, Michael Sorlie, Samuel Hill, Connor Arnold, Brady Kallenbach, Spencer Olson, Garrett Tandeski, Zachary Hill and Katelynn Engh. In the middle row are Will Rice, Jay Garcia, Gannon Griffin, Talissa Aabrekke, Carter Tandeski, Madyson Sears and Charity Dosch. In the front row are Jason Smith, Jace Arnold, Jacob Arnold, Kadin Neppl, Madeline Terpening, Gunnar Hagen and Beau Buehler.

Teams have fun
The Maddock T-ball and Pony teams played their last game of the season on July 23. Coach Kathy Schwanke is shown with some of the players (not all were present). Left to right, back row, are Ethin Johnson, Tate Benson, Brady Kallenbach, Emily Sears, Spencer Sears, Garret Tandeski, Spencer Olson and Jack Schwanke. Middle row: Faith Dosch, Chase Benson, Kaden Neppl, Will Rice, Carter Tandeski, Kayte Dosch, Malachi Dosch and Charity Dosch. In the front row are Kevin Johnson and Becca Johnson.

Walk brings in $$$
The July 11 "Remember Ron" walk exceeded the expectations of event planners Christy Jaeger and Sherri Engkvist with more than 125 people registering. Of that number 100 participated in the fun run/walk with more than a couple competitive runners adding to the fun of the day. Michelle Gailey and her husband, Tom finished the 5K side-by-side with a time under 25 minutes. Two thousand dollars in profits were divided equally between the Buffalo Lake Recreation Fund and the Maddock Swimming Pool. Sherri Engkvist presents the $1000 check for the Buffalo Lake Recreation Fund to Donnie Vetsch.

Becky Brandvold, left, receives the $1,000 check for the Maddock Swimming pool from Sherri Engkvist.

Exhibit at State Fair
Two members of the A.S. Gibbens FFA Chapter of Maddock exhibited FFA agriscience projects at the 2009 ND State Fair. Preston Gilderhus, left, exhibited in the botany division and received a first place blue ribbon. He also received the grand champion award at the State Agriscience Fair and is eligible to present his project at the National FFA convention in Indianapolis, Ind. the last week in October. Megan Wald, right, exhibited in the microbiology/food science division and received a second place red ribbon.

Oberonites gather
Long-time resident of Oberon, Virginia Burgstahler, celebrated her 98th birthday at the Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake on July 17 with former Oberon residents. The party was hosted by her daughter, Susan Burgstahler of Minneapolis, Minn. Virginia and her husband, Walt owned and operated Walt’s Food Market in Oberon for 26 years. They were both active in the Oberon Community Club, the Calvary Lutheran Church and the Oberon Senior Citizens.
Former Oberon residents in attendance were, left to right, seated, Marcia Burgstahler Jager, Virginia Burgstahler and Palma Rosenberg, all of Devils Lake. Standing are Judy Wallace Heier of Grand Forks, Margaret Hanson of Devils Lake, Don Knutson of Phoenix, Ariz., Ruth Goranson of Devils Lake, Carol Rosenberg Tweten of Grand Forks and Susan Burgstahler of Minneapolis. Palma Rosenberg will observe her 102nd birthday in September.

BCATS Class of 1959
The class of 1959 held a reunion July 4 in Maddock. Twenty-nine classmates and two teachers attended. They rode on a float in the parade and visited. Group photos were taken and a grill your own steak fry was held. The program consisted of skits including Mrs. Rice’s English class with student poetry; Mr. Unruh’s math class (based on Ma and Pa Kettle math); and "The Great Karnackson, Mystic from East Norway" played by Les Liudahl with Roger Anderson as Ed MacMahon. The evening ended with music and dancing. Music was provided by Erling Faleide, Alpha Roeszler and Lee Hagen.
Entertainment by David Larson continued at the Maddock Bar. Left to right, back row, are Lyndon Olson, Lloyd Zacher, Wilford Brown, Wilgoth Carlson, Dwain Brown, Kenneth Kallenbach, DeLanis Thomas, Kenneth Nelson and Erling Faleide. Third row: James Tandeski, Dennis Johnson, Edward Woyen, Erling Karlsbraaten, Les Liudahl, Madeline Johnson Grosz and Larry Nelson. Second row: David Larson, Alpha Faleide Roeszler, Sandra Nelson Olson, Roger Anderson, Mary Ann Bakken Koble, Anna Jensen Bingham and Eleanor Olson Iverson. Front row: Clarence Unruh (teacher), Leland Hagen, Sandra Hoberg Karlsbraaten, Blair "Corky" Chapman, Myrna Anderson Wold, Roger Hill and Allen Rudel (teacher). Not pictured is Mavis Erickson Ambers.

Handicapped go fishing at marina
The Spirit Lake Marina was host site for the Fishing Has No Boundary Event held July 18 and 19 on Devils Lake. The volunteer-based organization assists handicapped individuals in getting on the lake for a day of fishing. Twelve anglers volunteered to make this possible. Pictured are volunteer workers, volunteer anglers and their handicapped friends.

This is the second year that the Spirit Lake Casino & Resort has been a sponsor for this event. On the left and center are Merlyn Greene and Susie Balstad, co-chairmen of the Paul Bunyan Chapter of Fishing Has No Boundaries. On the right is Spirit Lake Marina director Daniel Lohnes.

Library activities
A summer reading program was held at the Maddock Community Library. Ben Backstrom was guest guitarist with his keytar and the children are showing the guitars they decorated and played. Left to right are Ben Backstrom, Malachi Dosch, Madysen Sears, Kayte Dosch, Faith Roberts, Delores Williams and Charity Dosch.

The children also drew pictures and decorated frames for them. Pictured, clockwise from front left are Andrea Arnold, Jacob Arnold, Paxton Neppl, Quinn Neppl, Kaden Neppl, Kayte Dosch, Sophie Hackman, Charity Dosch, Gabrielle Oskgard and Delores Williams. Standing in the rear is Marianne Williams.

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