Hazen Star

Hazen Harvest Fest Arm-Wrestling Tournament - Father vs. Son - 09/14/2011
Eric Gunsch, Bismarck, gets the best of his father and training partner, John Gunsch, during Hazen's Harvest Fest Arm-Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Sept. 10 in Hazen, N.D. The duo have traveled to arm-wrestling tournaments across the country, and many times have finished one-two in their weight division.

Hazen Harvest Fest Arm-wrestling Tournament - Delton wins- 09/14/2011
Delton Hitchcock, New Salem, earns a quick victory on his way to first place in the 121-164-pound men's division at the Hazen Harvest Fest Arm-Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Sept. 10 in Hazen, N.D.

Redneck Bicycle at Hazen Harvest Fest - 09/14/2011
Colin Johnson, Hazen, learns that left is right and right is left on the El Zagal Shriners' Redneck Bicycle at Hazen's Harvest Fest Saturday, Sept. 10 in Hazen, N.D.

Hazen Harvest Fest Smelly Sneaker Contest - 09/14/2011
"Stinkologists" Bill Zingg and Mike Ness take a scrutinizing eye and nose to Garrett Weir's shoes during the 2011 Hazen Harvest Fest Smelly Sneaker Contest Saturday, Sept. 10 in Hazen, N.D.

'This is the Day the Lord Made' - T. Richard Marcis Sr.- 08/22/2011
The Rev. T. Richard Marcis Sr. plays "This is the Day the Lord Made," a hymn he composed and dedicated to Sophie Fischer of Hazen, N.D. Sophie is "a beautiful young lady, gifted with grace and wisdom; inspiring and uplifting everyone about her spiritually; including the Composer ... ," Marcis wrote of Sophie.

2011 Knife River Days - Bike races- 08/10/2011
Children's bike races on Aug. 6 were a popular part of 2011 Knife River Days in Stanton, N.D.

2011 Knife River Days - Minnow races- 08/10/2011
A crowd gathered on Harmon Avenue, Stanton for minnow races Aug. 6 during the 2011 Knife River Days celebration in Stanton, N.D.

North Dakota High School Coaches Association 2011 Hall of Fame inductee Leland Opp- 08/04/2011
Leland Opp, Hazen, is inducted into the North Dakota High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame July 28 at the Best Western in Mandan, N.D. In addition, Opp was named the 2011 National Coach of the Year in Girls’ Track and Field.
In 21 years as Hazen's head girls' track and field coach, Leland amassed 20 Region 5 titles, seven state championship titles, one state runner-up title, 17 regional coach of the year honors and eight Class B state coach of the year awards. In total, Opp is credited with 215 girls' track and field victories.

Northern Great Plains Culture Fest - Keith Bear flute music- 08/03/2011
Keith Bear plays traditional flute music July 31 at the 2011 Northern Great Plains Culture Fest at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton, N.D.

Northern Great Plains Culture Fest - Keith Bear story-telling - 08/03/2011
Keith Bear tells stories passed down through generations of his ancestors July 31at the 2011 Northern Great Plains Culture Fest at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton, N.D.

Northern Great Plains Culture Fest - Atlatl demonstration- 08/03/2011
National Park Service Ranger John Moeykens demonstrates how to throw a spear using an atlatl July 31 during the 2011 Northern Great Plains Culture Fest at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton, N.D. An atlatl is an ancient spear-throwing device that helped increase distance and velocity with the use of leverage.

Hazen Crazy Daze - Pool Carnival- 07/29/2011
Youth compete in a race across the pool during the water carnival at Hazen's 2011 Crazy Daze held July 28 in Hazen, N.D.

2011 Praise on the Prairie - Marty Raybon sings 'I wanna be loved like that' - 07/27/2011
Marty Raybon, former lead singer of the band Shenandoah, performs "I wanna be loved like that" July 23 at the 2011 Praise on the Prairie music festival at River Bend Ranch about 5.5 miles northeast of Hazen, N.D.

2011 Praise on the Prairie - Marty Raybon sings 'Next to you, next to me' - 07/27/2011
Marty Raybon, former lead singer of the band Shenandoah, performs "Next to you, next to me" July 23 at the 2011 Praise on the Prairie music festival at River Bend Ranch about 5.5 miles northeast of Hazen, N.D.

2011 Praise on the Prairie - Clyde Bauman- 07/27/2011
Clyde Bauman, Bismarck, performs July 22 at the 2011 Praise on the Prairie music festival at River Bend Ranch about 5.5 miles northeast of Hazen, N.D. Bauman is well-known for his "Rock 'n' Roll Farm Boy" Mylo Hatzenbuhler character.